Tourism Minister: 2.7 Million Tourists Visited Palestine This Year

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Bethlehem, MINA – An estimated 2.7 million tourists have visited Palestine this year and hotels registered almost 1.2 million people have spent at least one night in Bethlehem, Minister of Tourism Rola Ma’aya said on Wednesday.

She said that all Bethlehem hotels are fully occupied on Christmas Eve as an estimated 10,000 pilgrims and tourists are expected to stay in Bethlehem and area hotels, Wafa News Agency reported.

She said the city and its hotels see large number of tourists flocking to it on daily basis in spite of the political situation on the ground due to protests and problems caused by US President Donald Trump’s decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Ma’aya said Palestine occupies the number one position in growth as tourist destination.(R/R04/RE1)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)