Nov 20, 2012DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Hosts Souk by the Sea

AQABA, Jordan - DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba recently hosted the popular event, Souk by the Sea, put on by an NGO operating in Jordan under the Ministry of Social Development, giving 20 different local artisans the opportunity to showcase their crafts and products.

Over 800 visitors attended Souk by the Sea to get a taste of local culture and purchase quality traditional handicrafts, all personally made in Jordan. It also enabled new entrepreneurs to display their artistic creativity and market their handmade products in a central location convenient for tourists as well as residents.

Michel Lansen, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba, said, "Engaging with local communities is a vital element of our work, especially in tourism sector.  Supporting local events and cultural practices created by the community for the community gives all visitors a sense of tradition and ethnicity. I am delighted we have played a part in sharing local culture and, at the same time, give valuable opportunities to creative and enthusiastic local entrepreneurs."

Contacts:
Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
Elaine.reed@hilton.com

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