Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism revealed an increase in the number of daily visitors to Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as a result of several promotional campaigns held during last months.


The official numbers were revealed by the Tourism Ministry and the Visit Jordan organization, and they show an improvement by 30% to 40% during the last two months in hotel occupancy rates as well as in the number of daily visitors to Petra. 


According to the authorities, this is a result of the “Urdun Jannah” programme, launched to encourage domestic tourism and supporting cultural events. The country’s latest programme is supported by the local government and offers visitors free transportation and meals as well as a tour guide for each bus.