The Thru Hike 2022 will take place from October 14 to November 24 on the Jordan Trail, a 675-kilometer hiking route that spans Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south, Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director-General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat announced in a press conference on Monday.
During the conference, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Imad Hijazin said the event is an “essential tool” to promote tourism in the Kingdom, inviting hiking fans to enjoy such events in Jordan’s historical and heritage-rich sites and landscape.
He said local community members are currently trained to receive the trail’s participants, emphasizing adventure tourism’s ability to empower local societies.
Based on previous experiences, this year’s edition is expected to bring positive feedback and a beneficial effect on local communities, Arabiyat added.
He underscored the JTB’s commitment to promoting the event and attracting adventure-lovers from North America and Europe.
Aysar Bataineh, Chairman of the Jordan Trail Association, said the annual event aims to promote Jordan’s tourism, draw income to develop and maintain the Jordan Trail, serve the local community in rural areas where the trail goes through, and make an enjoyable experience passing by diverse terrain and dozens of archeological sites.
Source: Jordan News Agency