Published: 2021-09-13 14:41
Last Updated: 2021-09-18 22:00
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that Madaba won the title of Arab Tourism Capital for 2022, after achieving all conditions and terms set by the Arab Tourism Organization.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef al-Fayez, said in a statement Monday that choosing Madaba as the Capital of Arab Tourism 2022 will contribute to revitalizing the tourism movement in the city and in Jordan, attracting investment projects in various fields, investing the city’s unique natural, cultural and religious resources and increasing job opportunities.
He indicated that the ministry seeks to make the city of Madaba a center for cultural and religious heritage and a home for mosaics and handicrafts in the Kingdom.
In turn, the Arab Tourism Organization indicated in a congratulatory letter addressed to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, that it is working hard in cooperation with the ministry to improve tourism in Jordan and make it a special tourist destination for everyone.
The organization stated that the new criteria in choosing the capital of Arab tourism focused on the city's tourism management, infrastructure, tourism resources, diversity of tourism patterns and activities, preservation and protection of the environment, response to tourism developments, the safety and security in the city, and other indicators.