Jordan tourism assures holidaymakers it remains safe

Guest Writer

Jordan’s tourism ministers have assured holidaymakers that the kingdom remains a very safe destination, despite ongoing unrest in neighbouring Egypt. Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said it was leading an effort to clarify reports that the kingdom, while part of the Middle East, remains to be a very safe destination for international visitors. In a statement to local media, the Ministry said it was working with the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), the Jordan Hotel Association (JHA), and The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) to correct any wrong perceptions that might arise from media attention on the region. “Tourists from all over the world continue to enjoy Jordan’s countless and priceless treasures, as well as its unique and internationally-renowned hospitality,” said JTB managing director Nayef Al-Fayez.Al-Fayez also criticised any attempt to link the progress of Jordan’s democratic reforms with the “political unrest” in Egypt and Tunisia. “Any such link or characterisation is not objective, is certainly unfair, and does great injustice to everything that Jordan stands for,” he added.

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