New tourism law introduces site management – Jordan

“The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project (Siyaha), has developed a new tourism law due to the need for rapid development, imposed by the global tourism industry and in response to the goals of the National Tourism Strategy.The main concepts of the new law were presented to an audience of government and industry stakeholders on Sunday.The new law is part of a reform effort to augment the role of the private sector and its contribution to expanding and developing the country’s tourism sector, as well as raising performance standards of tourism professions, according to a Siyaha statement.The legislation completely differs from all previous laws related to tourism as it introduces tourism site management and planning concepts. It changes the ministry’s role from that of an operator to one of a regulator and also sets more transparent and efficient systems for licensing of tourism professions and protecting the interests of tourists, the statement said.The Tourism Law covers four areas: Management and growth of tourism assets, regulating and upgrading tourism professions, tourism marketing, and vocational training.” Read More>>Source: MENAFM/The Jordan Times

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