The Jordanian embassy in Australia participated in the 24th edition of the 2020 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra.
The Jordanian pavilion, which included pictures of key tourist, archeological and historical landmarks in the Kingdom, attracted thousands of visitors, according to an embassy statement issued Tuesday.
In the festival, thousands of tourist brochures were distributed, along with Jordanian coffee, dates, sweets and some light foods.
Also on display were ceramic, clay, copper and wood products, handicrafts, traditional rugs, Jordanian folkloric costumes and some books on the history and progress of the renaissance and construction in the Kingdom during the reign of His Majesty King Abdullah II.
Gifts (samples) of the Dead Sea products, and some souvenirs from the Jordanian handicrafts and traditional industries were also handed out along with folklore (dabkeh) dances were also performed, according to the statement.
The participation is part of efforts undertaken by the Jordanian embassy in Australia, aimed at promoting tourism, culture, folklore and Jordanian Arab heritage, and introducing customs, traditions and an authentic cultural heritage of Jordan, as well as marketing Jordanian tourism and promoting various historical and archeological sites in the Kingdom, the statement said.
It added that a number of Australian officials, Arab and foreign ambassadors and diplomats, in addition to Arab and foreign communities visited the Jordanian pavilion,
The number of Australian tourists who visited the Kingdom in 2019 increased to 35,422, up from 28,630 tourists in 2018, an increase of more than 23 percent, according to the statement.
Source: Jordan News Agency