Petra sees increase in visitors, may break record with 1.5mln visitors by year-end – authority

With more and more tourists flocking to visit Jordan’s tourist jewel, Petra, the red-rose city may break a record in the number of visitors by the end of the current year. According to figures released Saturday by the Petra Tourism Development Region Authority (PDTRA), a total of 610,722 tourists visited Petra in the first five months of 2023. The authority’s Chief Commissioner Suleiman Farajat explained that this upward trend in the number of visitors may be record breaking, predicting that the number of visitors will hit 1.5 million by year-end. On a monthly level, a total of 139,685 people visited Petra in May 2023, indicating a 42-percent growth from the same month of last year, according to the figures. Of those visitors, 119,128 were foreigners, 4,912 were Jordanians and 13,982 were Arabs. Farajat stressed that the authority will take the necessary measure for the upcoming tourist season to offer visitors a unique experience.

Source: Jordan News Agency