Jordan is one of the most important countries that attract tourists in the Middle East, due to the availability of religious and historical ingredients to make it a destination for tourist visitors throughout the year due to the presence of several types of tourism, religious tourism, historical tourism and historical tourism, and considering the state of Jordan a bridge between 3 continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.

Tourism in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has a long history of being a bridge linking the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. Therefore, the various fields of policy therein are varied.

There are about 300 hotels in the Kingdom of Jordan, including 100 hotels with 3 stars, and the number of rooms is 23 thousand rooms.
– The volume of investment in the hotel sector in the Kingdom amounted to about 3.4 billion dinars until 2010, according to the Kingdom Hotels Association.
– The climate of Jordan is the Mediterranean basin and the desert. Therefore, the weather is hot and dry in the summer and pleasant and humid in the winter. This climate diversity helps to attract tourists despite the small area.
– The medical tourism for hospitalization depends on natural elements in the treatment and recovery of patients, such as mineral or sulfur water springs in the Dead Sea and the baths of what has been appointed.
– Exposure to sunlight and the use of sand to recover from some skin diseases, rheumatism and bone diseases.

Some of the tourist places in the Kingdom of Jordan

– Greesh, where many summer festivals take place, and there are many Romen ruins, arenas and archaeological streets that are still lofty today.
– Petra or the pink city, which is considered a miracle of the Nabataean arts who mastered its manufacture, as they dug it in the rock, sparkling with its attractive pink color.

– The pink city contains charming motifs and inscriptions, in which paintings that introduced us to the features of ancient Nabatean history are engraved, as they indicate their engineering prowess, and among the most important features of Petra is the watering, the treasury, the monastery, the altar, the palace of the girl.
The Hammam Ma’in area, located in the south of Amman, takes a very hot waterfall that can be classified as boiling, which is also useful for many treatments and for relaxation.
– The Dead Sea is considered the lowest sea salt in Jordan, and the Dead Sea is located between Jordan and Palestine, and it is considered one of the miracles that are not inhabited by any type of fish because of the severe salinity.

The Dead Sea is also considered a spa resort and a tourist destination for medical tourism, as its clay salts are very beneficial to the human body, and many skin, nervous and other diseases.
The Romen Amphitheater, which is located in the eastern region of the Kingdom of Jordan, and which is thirty-three amphitheater carved from sandstone, is considered the largest art theater.

– Aqaba, which is located on the coast of the Red Sea in the far south of Jordan, and is the only sea port for Jordan, and the beauty of its sea made it one of the tourist areas most visited by tourists, the Aqaba Sea contains all types of fish.
– The interest of the Kingdom of Jordan in that region made it one of the most beautiful places, where distinctive resorts are available, and the high temperature of the weather can be considered one of the most important reasons that encourage tourists to visit; it is possible to visit it even during the winter days.
Wadi Rum, which is located in the south of Jordan. The Wadi Rum region is close to the Aqaba region, and it has a wonderful and charming beauty. It is characterized by sand and high mountains.
– The influx of tourists to Wadi Rum because of these mountains, it is a special place for those who like to climb on high places, or get off a balloon from high areas, and do not forget the splendor of its look similar to the beauty of the moon.

The impact of tourism on the Jordanian economy

Tourism is one of the economic levers, growth engines and main axes of sustainable development plans and strategies, as it contributes to securing financial flows to the treasury, obtaining hard currencies and increasing national income.

– Tourism works to stimulate economic growth and rates and raise the rate of employment and provide job opportunities, in addition to its positive association and intertwining with other sectors of services, transport, industry, trade and communications.
– Each job in the modern tourism sector is offset by four jobs in other sectors, such as transportation and industry.
– The tourism sector in the Kingdom of Jordan contributes 14% of the gross domestic product, and exceeded 42 billion dollars last year, in which the tourism income increased by 29% compared to 2015.
– The revenues of medical tourism in Jordan for the year 2015 are more than 1.2 billion Jordanian dinars, and the revenues combine all the expenses of patients with medical procedures, transportation, accommodation, etc.
Medical tourism is of particular importance in Jordan, as it achieves revenues close to two thirds of the entire tourism sector.
– Medical tourism contributed more than 14.2% of the gross domestic product for the year 2011, and created 42,500 direct jobs in the health sector of the same year.

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