CROSSDEV organised an informative and promotional event in Umm Qais, northern Jordan, one of the five Hidden Mediterranean destinations developed by the EU-funded project.

Around 70 students from the Department of Tourism of the Yarmouk University and from the Departments of Antiquities and of Design of the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) visited the beautiful ancient village of Umm Qais and met local community members as well as partners from the official authorities in the region.

The students participated in the discussion about the mechanism of developing tourism in Umm Qais, considering that the Umm Qais site, with its heritage, natural features, and involved local community is a suitable environment for conducting studies and tourism development programs. In the end, it was shown how CROSSDEV managed to develop sustainable tourism in Umm Qais and the surrounding areas using a scientific approach.