A complete of 905,402 vacationers from totally different nationalities visited Jordan’s Petra in 2022, in line with the Petra Growth and Tourism Area Authority.

The determine consists of 638,592 international vacationers, 33,303 Arab guests, and 99,880 Jordanian guests, along with 84,584 guests throughout the ‘Urdun Jannah’ program, and 4,043 official friends and youngsters who had been exempted from entry charges.

Petra witnessed a rise within the variety of guests in 2022 by round 284 p.c, in comparison with the identical interval in 2021.

Suleiman Farajat, the chief commissioner of the Petra Growth and Tourism Area Authority (PDTRA), mentioned that this progress within the variety of guests to Petra in the course of the 12 months 2022 implies that the town is recovering from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The coronavirus disaster affected tourism internationally usually. Jordan, primarily Petra, was strongly affected. There have been days when there was not even one vacationer,” Farajat informed AFP.

He mentioned that the variety of guests to Petra in 2022 constitutes 80 p.c of the quantity in 2019.

“I count on 2023 to be even higher than 2019 by way of vacationer numbers, as in 2019 round 1.1 million visited Petra, amongst them 1 million had been foreigners,” he mentioned.