Tourism revenue reaches USD4.9 billion

Amman, The tourism income increased by 9.4 percent in the first ten months of 2019, at USD 4.9 billion, according to preliminary figures from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

The CBJ showed that this increase was the result of a surge in the total number of tourists, which amounted to some 4.5 million tourists, a 7.7 percent increase compared with the same period in 2018.

The Kingdom’s revenues from tourism increased in October 2019 to some USD 460 million, 13.4 percent rise compared with the same month in 2018.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities highlighted a 15-percent increase in the number of tourists in October 2019. Notably, there was a 43-percent increase in the number of tourists visiting the ancient city of Petra and a 64-percent in the number of those visiting Jerash.

Source: Jordan News Agency