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Published on : Friday, November 25, 2016
A Pegas Touristic charter flight from Russia with 400 tourists landed in Aqaba on November 24th. Supported by the Jordan Tourist Board and in cooperation with TravCo Jordan, this is an achievement by the Jordan Tourist Board to attract international charters and low cost carriers to Aqaba. This will also encourage more routes to be established in the city of Aqaba.
To quote Dr. Abed Al-Razzaq Arabiyat, managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board, “The success we’re witnessing is a direct result of cooperative and mutual efforts from the Ministry of Tourism, Aqaba Authority and related tour operators in order to promote tourism in the Kingdom.” He further said, “The number of Russian tourists has noticeably increased due to JTB’s marketing campaigns in Russia and has reached over 40 thousand tourists so far this year.”
Paolo Nocerino, general manager of TravCo Jordan said that efforts are on to revitalize the tourism sector in Jordan through various programs and working closely with others in travel industry in Jordan and around the world. The positive results show that tourists are having a good time in Jordan and encouraging their friends and family to visit the country.
Starting late 2015, the Jordan Tourism Board launched intensified campaigns in Russia which extended to early 2016 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Krasnodar which actually led to charter flights to Aqaba.