Mumbai: Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) plans to
add Punjab and Gujarat to its road show destinations next year
in a bid to woo tourists from these regions, an official said
"We still need to add some more areas. We plan to add
Punjab in the north and Gujarat in the west as a part of
next year`s road shows in India," JTB`s India representative
Ashish Sharma said here.
JBT, which entered the Indian market in 2009, has been
conducting road shows in five cities, Sharma said.
"This year, we added two more cities -- Kolkata and Goa
-- to reach out to a wider range of tourists," he noted,
adding that the focus is currently on getting into newer
markets across the country.
Sounding bullish on tourist traffic growth from India
this year, Sharma said that Jordan was expecting a higher
number on the back of these road shows as well as a liberal
"We have registered a 92 per cent increase in the number
of tourists from India in the first five months of this year
over the previous year," Sharma said.
In the 2009 calender year, around 29,000 Indian tourists
visited Jordan, whereas by May this year, the Middle-Eastern
country received over 20,000 tourists from India, he said.