Jordan welcomed 1.4m tourists in Q1 of 2023

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AMMAN Jordan recorded an unparalleled surge in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2023 as 1.476 million sightseers flocked to the Kingdom, marking a major 90.7 percent upswing from the prior year's 774,111 visitors.اضافة اعلان

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ monthly bulletin, issued on Wednesday, showed an 80.9-percent rise in overnight tourists during quarter one of 2023, reaching 1.204 million visitors compared to 665,779 in quarter one of 2022, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In quarter one of 2019, tourism's "golden year", Jordan welcomed 1.146 million visitors and 966,483 overnight tourists.

Visitor departure countriesThe bulletin showed a 163.9-percent jump in the number of visitors from European countries, hitting 198,766 tourists during the three-month period. Similarly, arrivals from Asia and the Pacific increased by 286.4 percent to 79,232 tourists, and those from American (North, Central, and South Americas) countries rose by 159.9 percent to 58,880 tourists.

A total of 508,853 tourists from Arab countries (up 61.7 percent) visited the Kingdom during the first quarter of this year, while 8,162 Africans (up 128.4 percent) entered Jordan for tourism purposes.

March figuresIn March 2023, some 536,642 people visited Jordan, up 43.1 percent from the 375,017 tourists recorded in March of last year.

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