Tourism is one of Jordan’s most important resources and is the largest generator of foreign currency in the kingdom, therefore, it rightly receives a great deal of attention by the Jordanian government.
In order to encourage more tourism to Jordan, the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is considering lowering the entrance fees to one of the world’s wonders; namely Petra. It is no secret that there has been a significant drop in the number of tourists visiting Jordan in 2015, mainly due to perceived threat in the region, although Jordan remains an oasis of calm and peace in the region, in the same way it has always been.
Other steps that will be taken shortly are the lowering of visitors’ visa fees and lowering the electricity tariff for hotels, making it in line with industrial electricity tariffs.
These decisions aim at reviving the tourism industry in Jordan by making it more affordable and increasing the number of tourists visiting the kingdom.