The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) recently launched a new concept in environmental tourism called "experiential tourism", through which visitors can experience the customs and traditions of local communities and savour their cuisine.
This type of tourism aims to extend visitors’ stays and familiarise them with different customs and traditions, as well as develop local communities and engage them in the RSCN’s work.
Azraq Wetland Reserve has introduced "experiential tourism" in the form of the Bedouin, Druze and Chechen experience, the reserve’s Director Hazem Harisha said in an RSCN statement. Azraq Wetland Reserve is a development station which has 48 permanent employees from the local community, benefitting hundreds of families.
Source: Jordan Times