|Date: 26/06/2012 Time: 11:38:00 AM
Jordan will deliver a facilitation pack for Kuwait
and GCC tourists since tourism has a great impact on the country's economy,
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez told KUNA on Tuesday.
The minister said that Kuwaiti tourists are treated equally as the
Jordanian citizens when it comes to paying taxes and fees. They are also
offered great facilitations at border exit points and during their stay in the
These facilitations are aim at prolonging the stay of tourists in the
country, increasing their numbers as well as making Jordan a recurrent tourist
He noted, in a press conference late Monday, that al Qala'a nights festival
will kick off during the holy month of Ramadan. It will generate more tourists
into the country.
On his part, CEO of Jordan's Zain said that the telecommunication company
supports this festival out of the beleif that such activities would raise the
level of performance of all the vital sectors, hence, bringing forth more
economic benefits to the country.
The number of tourists from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has
increases in comparison to that of last year. Since the beginning of 2012
until May, Jordan's income from tourism has increased 15.5 percent, generating
USD 1.3 billion.