Published: 2023-05-08 11:38
Last Updated: 2023-09-29 01:41
Petra has officially received more than 500,000 visitors since the beginning of 2023, according to the Petra Development Tourism Regional Authority.
The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Suleiman Al-Farajat said the number of people who visited Petra since the beginning of the year amounted to approximately 502,000, based on official statistics.
The figure is expected to reach 700,000 thousand by July, he noted.
Farajat pointed out that 146,687 people visited Petra in April, including 126,373 foreigners, 3,356 Arabs and 14,052 Jordanians.
Last month's figure represents a 137 percent increase compared to the same month in 2022 and six percent compared to April 2019.
Numbers are expected to rise with the help of upcoming festivals, concerts and summer activities.