The country that hosts Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, achieved better hotel occupancy rates than it was expected. Tourism representatives pointed out that this is due to the government promotion campaign as well as the reopening of tourist facilities.


According to the president of the Jordan Hotel Association, Abd Al Hakim Al Hindi, occupancy rates in Dead Sea hotels went up to over 60% during the last days of February: “this percentage is very high compared with the first days, which was about 22%, while the occupancy rate in the capital, Amman, reached nearly 16% due to domestic tourism in Amman and the Dead Sea region”.


Hindi also informed that this occupancy rate is a positive indicator for the upcoming weeks, since the sector hopes that the percentage will increase further in the event of a decline or stability in the number of cases.