87% of jobs in tourism sector are occupied by males

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The latest data from the Ministry of Tourism reveals a significant gender disparity in the sector, with men occupying 87.24 percent of the workforce. Out of a total of 57,162 employees, 49,868 are male, while a mere 7,294 are female.اضافة اعلان

Amman serves as the epicenter, hosting 70 percent of these employees, spread across 3,300 tourism establishments. Leading the pack are hotels, employing 22,865 individuals, closely followed by tourism restaurants with 21,869 workers, Al-Mamlaka News reported.

Tourism economy
Jordan's tourism income reached a staggering JD3.65 billion within eight months, with August 2023 alone witnessing a remarkable 10.8 percent surge compared to the same period in 2022, totaling JD646.2 million.

The growth trend persisted throughout the first eight months of 2023, with tourism income rising by 41.3 percent, reaching a staggering JD3,651.0 million. This phenomenal growth was propelled by a 41.9 percent increase in tourist arrivals and a 38.5 percent boost in overnight stays.

Moreover, outbound tourism spending saw a substantial uptick, surging by 34.1 percent to JD955.1 million in the first eight months of 2023, compared to the previous year.

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