Tourism revenues hits $5 billion

31-12-2018 03:35 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Tourism revenues reached $5 billion, and are expected to exceed this figure at the end of this year, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Monday.

Tourism sector's performance indicators showed a rise in the number of overnight tourists, which amounted to about 3.860 million tourists until the end of November, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period of 2017, while the number of one-day visitors reached 721,325, a rise of 8.7 percent to the same period of 2017, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement.

The number of visitors to Petra rose by the end of November to reach 800,000 visitors, an increase of 33 percent, the number of visitors to Jerash increased by 30 percent to 308,000 visitors, Wadi Rum 36 percent to 225,000 visitors, Mount Nebo 155 percent to 444,000 visitors, Ajloun 24.5 percent 243,000 visitors, the Baptism Site 395 percent to 131,000 visitors, the Madaba Map church 42 percent to 291,000 visitors and Karak 71 percent to 26,000 visitors, the Ministry added.

Revenues of archaeological sites increased to JD21 million by the end of November, an increase of 36 percent compared to the same period of 2017, the Ministry noted.

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