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2.5m tourists visit Jordan — Fayez

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AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez said that more than 2.5 million tourists visited the Kingdom during the first seven months of this year, a  220.4 percent jump compared with the same period in 2021, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

Fayez said Tuesday that “income from tourism also soared during the first seven months of this year by 204.5 percent to JD2.034 billion, compared with the corresponding period of 2021”.

He also pointed out that the number of sightseers visiting the Kingdom and the income from tourism exceeded the figures projected in the National Tourism Strategy for the years 2021–2025.

In the strategy, the target number of visitors in 2022 was envisaged 1.88 million, and the income from tourism was estimated at JD1.593 billion.

Fayez stressed that “developing tourism is one of the most important factors in the National Tourism Strategy for  2021–2025”, adding that continuing to develop tourist areas will contribute to strengthening Jordan’s position on the global tourism map, and attract more tourists. اضافة اعلان

 


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