Sector’s revenue down 21% in first seven months — Tourism

July fourth month of upward trend

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — Jordan’s tourism revenue declined by 20.7 percent in the first seven months of 2021 compared to the same period of last year, to a total of $915 million, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In July, for the fourth consecutive month, the tourism sector continued to bounce back, Petra reported, driven by Jordan’s improved COVID-19 numbers and a higher vaccination turnout, according to date released on Tuesday by the Central Bank of Jordan.

In July, tourism revenue increased by $268 million reaching $292.4 million compared to the same month of last year, the bank indicated.

The figures showed that tourist arrivals in July stood at 261,000, of whom 43.5 per cent were non-resident Jordanians and 45 per cent were Arab nationals.

Jordanians' expenditure on travel during July spiked by $125 million to $134 million, while the overall expenditure during the first seven months of 2021 inched up by 29.2 per cent to $402 million.

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