Tourism income up by 251% in Q1

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AMMAN — The Kingdom’s revenues from tourism increased during the first quarter of this year, by about $639 million, or 251.4 percent, to reach $893 million compared to the same period last year, thanks to the increase in the number of tourists which reached 780,000, Al-Ghad New reported.اضافة اعلان

Jordan’s tourism income rose over the past year by 90 percent, compared to the previous year, reaching about $2.7 billion.

The latest data issued by the Central Bank of Jordan on Monday, indicated that Jordan’s revenues from tourism income increased during the month of March by $325 million, or 346.3 percent from its level during the same month last year, to reach $418.9 million, due to the increase in the number of tourists. During the same month Jordan received 381,000 tourists.

Tourism income from non-resident Jordanians accounted for 34.3 percent of the total tourism income, followed by income from Arab countries (except for the Gulf countries) with a rate of 24.2 percent of the total tourism income. Tourism income from the Gulf countries contributed 23.4 percent to total income. Ranking fourth was European nationality tourists, with a contribution rate of 9.3 percent, while the US accounted for 3 percent of the Kingdom’s total tourism income.

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