Tourism income hits USD1.6 billion in Jan-May period of 2022

Tourism revenue in the January-May period of the current year soared by 269.6 percent or USD1.2 billion, amounting to USD1.6 billion compared to the same period of 2021, driven by an increase in tourist numbers by about 1.1 million, reaching 1.4 million tourists.

According to the Central Bank’s data, tourism revenue in May 2022 hiked by USD369 million, or 320 percent, compared to May 2021. Revenue hit USD484.3, the highest ever recorded in May throughout the years due to an increase in tourist numbers of about 334,000 from May 2021, reaching 428,800 tourists.

Tourism revenue from Jordanian expatriates accounted for 33.3 percent of the overall income, followed by tourists from Arab countries (except for gulf countries) contributing 24 percent, tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with 21 percent, Europeans with 11.6 percent, and finally the United States with 3.4 percent.

Source: Jordan News Agency