Jordan’s Petra saw record number of visitors in April

The number of visitors to Petra reached roughly 138,000 in the month of April, a record high in terms of visitors to the ancient Nabatean city, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported Wednesday (May 1st).

This included some 119,000 foreign tourists, 17,000 regional and Jordanian visitors and 1,700 taking part in school-organised trips, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) said.

The archaeological site has seen active tourist movement since the beginning of 2019, said PDTRA chief commissioner Suleiman Farajat.

In the first four months of 2019, the number of visitors to Petra increased to 377,385, compared with 292,334 visitors for the same period in 2018, he said.

The number of foreign visitors also increased by approximately 47%, he said.

According to the PDTRA, April also saw the highest number of visitors in one day, at 9,133.

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