Thomas Cook bankruptcy won’t affect tourism to Jordan, says minister

Amman, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh on Tuesday said the bankruptcy of British-based travel company Thomas Cook would have little impact on Jordan’s tourism.

She pointed out that the number of inbound British tourists to Jordan is on the rise increasing by 24 percent since the beginning of the year until the end of August to reach about 37,000.

Director General of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Abdul Razak Arabiyat said in a press release on Tuesday that there are no joint marketing agreements between Thomas Cook and the JTB, describing the impact of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy on the Kingdom as light and will not be felt by the Jordanian tourism sector.

He explained that there is one Jordanian company dealing with the British company and there was no significant impact to the tourist group they already have in the Kingdom.

Thomas Cook, the oldest travel company in the world, announced on Monday bankruptcy, leaving hundreds of thousands of tourists stranded around the world.

Source: Jordan News Agency