Jordan’s tourism revenue jumps 10 in two months at JOD574mln

Amman, Jordan’s tourism revenues in January and February surged to JOD573.9 million, up by 10 percent compared with the same period in 2018, the monthly statistical report of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities revealed on Sunday.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, said that the performance index of the tourism sector is constantly improving due to the increase of visitors in general and to the Dead Sea in particular from different countries.

The ministry’s report shows that the sector’s statistical index has seen a rise in the numbers of group tourists, reaching 74,193, up by 18.4 percent. The numbers of overnight tourists rose to 633,246 visitors, up by 6.4 percent compared with the same period in 2018.

Shweikeh said that the numbers of overnight tourists have shown an increase and they are mostly from European countries with 48.8 percent, Asia and the Pacific with 31.1 percent, the United States with 25.8 percent, and African countries with 13.6 percent, in addition to the Jordanian living abroad group which increased by 3.9 percent.

Source: Jordan News Agency