As a way to support and reignite the tourism sector, a total of 30 Jordanian tourism entrepreneurs will participate in the COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism. The main objective is to continue to contribute to the economic upswing, and to preserve and create jobs in Jordan -home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Petra. 


This programme will give dedicated mentoring, business development and financial support to the tourist sector, and it is implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


A total of 150 teams of innovative, young Tourism businesses in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia and Jordan will participate. The project aims to provide a platform for young Jordanian businesses in tourism and tourism-related sectors to apply for coronavirus relief funds to support them while they are dealing with the economic impact from the crisis. 


In an official statement, project lead for Jordan, Rawan Bassam, declared that “empowering entrepreneurs is at the core of Enpact. With this initiative, we are able to go above and beyond for young, innovative Jordanian founders and support them in these challenging times, not only financially, but also with network, resources, and dedicated mentoring for each business”.