Due to the continuously ongoing conflicts in the broader region, Jordan has seen its tourism industry dwindle in force. However, lately there have been embers of hope with 2017 seeing an upturn of 15% in inbound tourist numbers and 18% rise in revenues as per information corroborated by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Ambitions however do not quell here with hopes rising that this figure could go up to 7 million tourists in 2020, up from the 4.2 million achieved last year. Jordan is offering special packages for its Biblical sites focusing on archaeology, culture and adventure. Private accommodation through online platforms are also getting a fillip. With the unemployment rate reaching a staggering 17.8% in 2017, there is hope that the generation of tourism jobs will quell these fears of economic meltdown.


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