According to a recent announcement by Jordan Tourism Board, the Arab nation has witnessed a growth of 30.40 per cent in Indian tourist arrivals in 2018.

Commenting on this landmark year, Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board said, “The Jordanian-Indian relationship has witnessed a tremendous positive shift throughout 2018. His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein’s visit to India in February 2018 has had a cascading effect on the whole dynamics that connect both countries.”

In addition to offering magnificent tourist attractions and delectable cuisine, Jordan is also witnessing a surge in new luxury hotel properties, being set up in prominent places like Amman, Petra, and Aqaba — this, in turn, has made Jordan a popular destination in the business segment as well.

Besides, last year, Jordan also announced visa on arrival for Indian passport holders, thereby further promoting business and leisure travel between the two countries. “Granting Indian visitors visa on arrival was one of the changes that helped increase the number of Indian tourists visiting Jordan for its remarkable religious and historic sites, such as the Baptism Site and Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” added Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat.