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Tourism Ministry discusses first phase of Christian pilgrimage trail scheme

Tourism Ministry discusses first phase of Christian pilgrimage trail scheme

Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Saturday discussed the first phase of a project to develop, sustain and promote the Christian pilgrimage trail in the court.

Secretary-General Imad Hijazin, who chaired the meeting that brought together government representatives, associations and stakeholders stressed the importance of developing tourism from Mt. Nebo to the Jordan Valley.

Hijazin said the ministry, the Antiquities Department and the Tourism Promotion Authority will address problems facing the project, launched last year, reported Jordan’s News Agency.

The ministry is working on developing various types of tourism products on the trail, including adventure, cultural, medical and religious tourism.

Mohamad Asfour, consultant on the executive plan, gave a presentation to the product development directorate team, explaining global trends and the consistency of the ministry’s plans with the national economic modernization vision, through the introduction of new job-creating tourism products for the local community.

Assistant Secretary-General for Tourism Affairs Ayman Abu Kharoub called the project an additional attraction with benefits to the local community, pointing to Jordan’s five Christian pilgrimage sites.

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