The Kingdom's tourism income increased during the first 11 months of 2022 by 115 per cent to reach $5.3 billion, compared with the same period last year, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported citing data from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).
This growth was a result of the increase in the number of tourists arriving to the Kingdom by about 2.4 million, totalling 4.6 million, according to the CBJ.
Volume of tourist spending outside the Kingdom soared to $1.351 billion during the first 11 months of 2022, marking an increase of 60.8 per cent over the corresponding period in 2021, as a result of the hike in the number of Jordanian tourists travelling abroad, CBJ figures showed.
On a monthly level, tourism income soared during November 2022, compared with the corresponding month in 2021 by 50.3 per cent to reach $514 million.
November's growth came due to the increase in the number of tourists coming to Jordan by about 148,000, compared with the same month in 2021 to total 450,700, which is the highest number of tourists during November since 2013.
At the same time, the data showed an increase in tourism spending outside the Kingdom during November of 2022 by 17.2 per cent, compared with the same month in 2021 to reach $109.7 million, as a result of the increase of tourists travelling abroad by 17.1 per cent.
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