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Jordan's Tourism Ministry launches 'Jordan Pass' to access ancient attractions

The Tourism Ministry in Jordan has launched the "Jordan Pass", a unified entry ticket that will allow all tourists to visit an array of archaeological sites and museums in the country for just one price. The pass will save time and effort for holidaymakers, while enriching their experience of the ancient nation.

Jordan's Tourism Ministry launches 'Jordan Pass' to access ancient attractions

Holidaymakers will find it easier to visit some of Jordan's ancient sites thanks to a new ticket launched by the Tourism Ministry.

The "Jordan Pass" will enable tourists to visit multiple archaeological sites and museums in Jordan at one price of JD70 (£60).

According to the Jordan News Agency Petra, the ticket aims to encourage holidaymakers to visit several of the country's ancient attractions, while enriching their experience in Jordan.

Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, the Jordan Tourism Board Managing Director, said the tourism board will launch a campaign in markets overseas to promote the "Jordan Pass" and encourage visitors to buy it and extend their stay.

Jordan has recorded an increase in tourists recently, and a total of 422,254 holidaymakers visited Jordan in July, 2015, which is a 20 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Overnight visitors reached 337,000 in July, a 30 per cent rise compared to July, 2014.

Jordan recently waved the visa fee for all nationalities, whether they are travelling with tour operators or independently, on the condition that they spend two consecutive nights in the country.

Jordan is rich in history, natural beauty, and ancient sites. Holidaymakers can stay in Amman and use the city as a base to go off and enjoy scuba diving in Gulf of Aqaba's, relaxing in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, shopping in modern malls and traditional souks in Amman, explore the caves and canyons of Wadi Rum, visit the Roman ruins of the Temple of Herakles, or take tours to the ancient city of Petra which was built by Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago.

One of the county's most popular natural attractions is the Dead Sea - the lowest spot on earth. Over the centuries, it has attracted the likes of King Herod the Great, and Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen. It is famously known as the Baptism site of Jesus Christ, and its mineral-rich waters make it a hotspot for award-winning wellness and medical spas and cosmetic therapeutic muds and salts.

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