Minister: “Papal Visit will Have Positive Impact on Tourism Sector”

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2014 – (WAFA) – Minister of Tourism and Antiques Rola Maʻaya stated that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Palestinian Territory would have a positive impact on the Palestinian tourism sector.

She stated that while Christians all over the world would watch the pope moving around in an open-air vehicle, they would learn about the security and stability of Palestine, primarily Bethlehem and reconsider their views about security situation in Palestine.

Commenting on Israeli occupation propaganda that it is insecure for tourists to visit Palestine, She noted that watching the pope moving around in such a way would refute this propaganda and demonstrate that security and safety prevail in Palestine, encouraging more Christian tourists to visit the country.


Source: WAFA