|22 August, 2019

Jordan's tourism revenues cross $3bln

The increase was driven by a 6.3% rise in the total number of tourists

Tourists visit the legendary Petra, Jordan's most famous tourist attraction on April 3, 2015 in Petra, Jordan.

Tourists visit the legendary Petra, Jordan's most famous tourist attraction on April 3, 2015 in Petra, Jordan.

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Jordan's tourism revenue reached $3.2 billion in the first seven months of 2019, up 8.6 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, said a report.

The increase was driven by a 6.3 per cent rise in the total number of tourists compared to the same period of 2018, estimated at around 2.9 million visitors, Jordan news agency, Petra, reported, citing a statement from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

In July, preliminary data showed that tourism revenue went up by 10.1 per cent to $567.4 million, compared to July 2018 that registered $515.3 million, the statement added.

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