Middle East

Tourism revenue of Jordan shows increase during the first 11 months

Tourism Ministry of Jordan revealed on Monday that the revenue from tourism has reached USD 4.87 billion during the first 11 months of 2018.

The revenue from tourism was USD 4.6 billion in 2017, while in 2016 it was USD 4.1 billion, as per records of the Central Bank of Jordan.

As per the monthly statistical bulletin of the ministry, the number of inbound tourists during the month of November 2018 is showing an increase of 40.1 per cent, when compared to same period of 2017. The number of tourist groups visited the country during November of this year was 86,320, while it was 61,620 during the same period of 2017.

The sector’s performance indicates high growth rates during November, particularly in the rate of overnight tourists, which increased by 9.4 per cent to reach 298,333 visitors, compared with 272,654 in the same month of 2017 as per a ministry statement cited by a local daily.

Overnight tourists from European countries represented the highest increase in numbers, with a 51.5 per cent increase, followed by Asia and the Pacific countries by 24.4 per cent, the North and South American countries by 22.9 per cent, and African countries by 21.6 per cent.

The sales of unified tickets during November amounted to USD 1,745,555 for 17,101 tickets, compared with USD 584,397 for 5,719 tickets during the same period of 2017, constituting an increase of 200 per cent, the statement added.