Jordan’s tourism sector sees 1.412% workforce growth in Q3 2023

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reported that the tourism sector's workforce grew by 1.412 percent between the second and third quarters of 2023, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

According to the date published by the ministry, the number of workers in the tourism sector reached 57,969, with male employment dominating at 87.043 percent, compared to females at 12.957 percent.

Amman hosts the majority of employees, totaling 42,893, constituting 73.993 percent of the total workforce. Restaurants employ the most, with 23,017 workers, followed by hotels with 20,120.

It’s worth noting that Jordan's tourist income for the past ten months increased by 34.7 percent, reaching $6.4 billion, driven by a 34 percent growth in tourist arrivals and a 31.8 percent rise in overnight stays.

Moreover, daily tourist numbers increased by 47.4 percent; meanwhile, outbound tourist spending rose by 30.9 percent, totaling $1.6 billion during the same period. In October 2023 alone, tourist income grew by 11.7 percent compared to the same month in 2022, reaching $614.8 million, while outbound tourist spending increased by 12.7 percent to $136.5 million.

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