Bethlehem / Pal experiment/ In a special ceremony Solomon's Pools Tourism Company, and Holy land for inbound tourism offices Society signed agreement aims to put Solomon Pools, which reflect the historical stage and considered a tourist centers, cultural center and a nature reserve reflect the beauty of the nature in tour programs to Palestine.
The agreement was signed under the auspices and presence Palestinian Minister of tourism and antiquities Rola Maiah.
The Minister of Tourism said in her speech that the ministry is trying to increasing the number of sites to be visited by foreign tourists to beyond the traditional to visit religious sites, in order to increase the length of stay in Palestine.
Maiah indicated that the ministry aims to develop the Palestinian tourism program and make it a diverse and includes religious, historical, cultural and natural places and this means increasing the length of stay in Palestine and an increase in profits for the tourism sector.
Mazen Karam, Chairman Board for Directors of Solomon's Pools stressed the importance of this tourist site, which includes historical Solomon's Pools, and Murad Castle, and Museum, and the Mall of Sultan Bazaar and Palace of Congresses.
Karam pointed to the importance of the site for organizing global conferences to host Arab and foreign delegations, adding that this agreement in enriching the tourism product, and opening anew tourist markets, such as conference tourism, and it will help employment, and increase Palestinian resources.
He also pointed to the importance role of tourism offices to make this place a destination for tourists and their contribute to turning it into a destination for tourists from around the world,
Karam and announced that the company is currently studying the establishment of a park, a hotel, and an amusement park on the site.
Sami Abu dahya president of Holy land for inbound tourism offices Society said that Solomon's Pools has tourist and historical importance as it has a role in the conference tourism.
He added that the association, which comprises 43 companies and tourist office, will cooperate with Solomon's Pools, through the five-year plan, with the aim of promoting tourism in Palestine.
George salfetee director of Solomon's Pools explain all terms of the agreement, including joint action to develop programs for tour groups, who are looking for conference tourism and religious educational and cultural tourism.