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External Article10 December 2018

Petra Sees More Visitors In November As Hotels Cite 70% Rise In Occupancy Rates

Commissioner attributes rise in tourism to stakeholder efforts, new low-budget flights

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The Jordan Times

This year saw the "best" November in the history of Petra in terms of number of visitors, according to officials.

The total number of Petra visitors increased by 49 per cent in November, compared to the same duration last year, acting chief commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA) Suleiman Farajat said on Sunday.

The commissioner attributed the rise in numbers to the collective efforts of stakeholders and the new low-cost flights to Kingdom.

In total, the ancient city received 100,210 visitors in November, compared with 75,383 during the same month last year, according to PDTRA figures sent to The Jordan Times.

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