Tourism revenue at $1.2b in first quarter

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AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism revenue stood at $1.2 billion in the first quarter of the year, an increase of $870 million, or 252 percent, compared with the corresponding period in 2021, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

It attributed the increased revenue to a rise in the number of tourists, which grew by 791,000 to 1.5 million during that period.

In April alone, tourism revenue jumped 256 percent, or $230 million, to reach $320 million, compared with the same month of 2021.

According to Central Bank of Jordan data released Monday, the growth in monthly revenue was mainly driven by an increase in the number of tourists by about 207,000.

The figures indicated that tourism revenue from non-resident Jordanians constituted 33.3 percent to the overall income, followed by Arab countries, except Gulf Arab states, with 24.6 percent. Gulf nations contributed 21 percent to the total, while 11.3 percent were for European states.

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