While travel has largely been put on hold this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that hasn’t stopped one Arab country from being labelled the most welcoming tourist destination in the world.

Travel giant Lonely Planet issues a round-up each year, and this year it’s given the title of most welcoming destination to Amman, Jordan.

Due to the country’s welcoming traits and generosity, it’s the reason they’ve been awarded the most welcoming tourist destination.



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“In Jordan, Ahlan wa sahlan (welcome) is not an empty greeting,” the travel experts of Lonely Planet said. “Stemming culturally from Levantine and Bedouin traditions, geniality and generosity are ingrained into the Middle Eastern welcome, with the sharing of food and drink at its heart.”

Like many countries, Jordan closed its borders at the height of the pandemic. The nation reopened its borders for international tourism on September 8, with international flights resuming at Amman’s main airport Queen Alia International Airport.

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