Jordan expects 3.4 million visitors this year

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AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez said on Tuesday that Jordan will exceed the target number of visitors for 2022, as it is expecting 3.4 million people by the end of the year, who will contribute some JD2.9 billion to the economy, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Fayez said that income from tourism is likely to return to its 2019 levels by the end of 2023, a year earlier than forecast in the National Tourism Strategy.

The world marked World Tourism Day on September 27. Recent Central Bank of Jordan data showed that tourism income increased during the month of August by JD263.4 million over the same month last year, or 82.4 percent, to reach JD583.1 million.

Fayez stressed that the Ministry of Tourism is exerting more effort to boost domestic tourism, through the Urduna Jannah program, which is a year-long undertaking.

Fayez also said that a campaign marketing Jordan abroad will be conducted soon.

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