Middle East

Jordan tourism organizes a cultural walk to mark World Tourism Day

Abdali, Jordan

The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) is organizing a cultural walk – ‘Walk Through Time’- on October 13 to commemorate World Tourism Day (WTD). People from the old Jabal Luweibdeh to the modern Abdali district will participate in the event.

The event is initiated by Lina Annab, the Tourism minister.  Tourism sector employees and residents of Amman will take part in the walk, in order to boost the walking rout and its exposure to international travellers.

Jabal Al Weibdeh, Jordan

The new walking route will link modern and traditional parts of the Kingdom’s capital, starting from the exemplary Paris Circle and continuing through Baooniyeh and Sharia streets and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Participants will pass old churches and the King Abdullah Mosque, and continue past the Courts of Justice and Parliament.

There will be an official ceremony arranged at the finishing point of Abdali, in which the participants will have a chance to interact with several representatives from the tourism sector and enjoy activities such as food stalls, raffles and crafts for children.

The walk will feature the opening of the Tourism Experiences Marketplace, a designated area with 12 spots for different tourism operators, to showcase a variety of experiences and digital platforms involving local communities across the Kingdom.

A World Tourism Day committee was formed in order to implement the initiative, which included the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Jordan Tourism Board and the Greater Amman Municipality among others.

World Tourism Day is celebrated on every September 27 as per the instruction of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. This year, the theme of the WTD was ‘Tourism and the digital transformation’.