Aqaba hotel occupancy rates as low as 54 percent in lean summer season - Arab Guardian

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23/07/2022

Aqaba hotel occupancy rates as low as 54 percent in lean summer season

The occupancy rate for hotels in the port city of Aqaba in Jordan is 54 percent, while the occupancy rate for five-star hotels in the area is 91 percent, according to Nidal Al Majali, the Commissioner for Tourism and Environment at Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA).

Aqaba hotel occupancy rates as low as 54 percent in lean summer season

The current occupancy rates, Al Majali added, were due to the return of Jordanian expatriates, noting that the hotel occupancy had slightly increased by 18.3 percent during the first half of 2022, compared with the same period of 2021 when visitor numbers were affected by COVID-19. In the Wadi Rum area, the number of visitors stood at 117,000 visitors during the first half of 2022, while 7,000 visitors entered the area during Eid al-Adha vacation, Al Majali said.