Exponential growth in tourism for first 5 months of 2022

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — An exponential increase in the flow of tourists to the Kingdom is expected to generate an income exceeding JD1 billion in the first five months of 2022, said Tourism Minister Nayef Al-Fayez, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Fayez said that Jordan’s tourism income for first third of this year was JD860 million, with an additional JD320 million projected in May alone.

The increase is due to the number of tourists jumping by 310 percent to 1.488 million in the first five months of this year, compared with the same period in 2021, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

The number of overnight tourists increased by 295 percent between January and May this year. The number of tourists from Gulf Arab states also soared 1,258 percent during that period over the corresponding months in 2021.

The figures revealed a significant growth in the number of tourists during the month of May, by 345 percent to reach 429,000 tourists, compared with the numbers of the same period last year.

If the figures continue the upward trend at the same pace, tourism income will exceed JD2.9 billion in 2022, according to Fayez.

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