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Aqaba tourism hit hard by Gaza conflict and pandemic- Al-Fayez

By : JD

Jordan Daily – Foreign tourism in Aqaba has plummeted by 80%, the Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) said on Friday.

Nayef Al-Fayez told JordanTV that the Israeli assault on Gaza in early October has halted the influx of foreign visitors at the start of the peak season, after a period of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added domestic tourism has also suffered a sharp drop, with hotel occupancy rates falling to 16% in one of the months, calling the figures “scary”.

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