140.8% jump in tourism revenue

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AMMAN — The Kingdom’s tourism revenues increased by 140.8 percent to $4.227 billion until the end of September, over the same period in 2021, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The increase is attributed to the higher number of incoming tourists, which, by the end of the third quarter of this year had reached 3.6 million.

Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) data said Jordanians spent on tourism abroad 76.4 percent more than in the same period of last year, or $1.120 billion, with 74.1 percent travelling abroad.

Data also shows that in September, the tourism revenue grew by 60.7 percent over the same month last year, to reach $581.8 million. It attributed the increase to the fact that 168,300 more tourists came to the Kingdom than in September of last year, bringing the number for the month to 487,900, the highest increase in September since 2013.

As for Jordanian spending on tourism abroad during September, CBJ data shows an increase of $8 million, or 10.8 percent, over September 2021, bringing the total to $115.9 million; 11.6 percent more Jordanians traveled this September than last. اضافة اعلان



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