Tourism revenues up 15.4%

Amman, Tourism income, by the end of August 2018, has increased by 15.4 percent, up to $3.6 billion (JD2.6 billion), compared to $3.120 billion in the same period last year, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Monday.

CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 10.5 percent rise in the total number of tourists, compared to the same period last year to become 3.4 million visitors.

In August 2018, the Kingdom’s revenues from tourism went up by 23.3 percent, reaching $686.3 million, compared to the $556.6 million of the same month in 2017, the statement added.

Source: Jordan News Agency