Jordan sets up new hotel classification system

26 January 2010

Jordan's ministry of tourism has introduced a new classification system for hotels in the kingdom, Jordan Times has reported. Under the new system, developed by the tourism ministry, the USAID-Jordan Tourism Development Project and the Jordan Hotels Association, all hotels' basic and additional amenities will be graded, ranging from electronic-locking mechanisms to the presence of safes in every room. Hotels will be given a three-month period to rectify its violations, and by 2011 all hotels will be reclassified in line with the new standards, according to the ministry.

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