Tourism revenues increase by 13.7%

Amman, Tourism revenues to the end of July 2018 has increased by 13.7 percent, up to $2.9 billion (JD2.1 billion), compared to $2.55 billion in the same period last year, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Wednesday.

CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to an 9.3 percent rise in the total number of tourists compared to the same period last year, estimated around 2.8 million visitors.

In July 2018, the Kingdom’s revenues from tourism went up by 20.7 percent, reaching $515.5 million (JD365.5 million), compared to the $427 million of the same month in 2017, the statement added.

Source: Jordan News Agency