Tourism Revenues Rise By 12.5 Percent In 2017

January 19, 2018

Amman, Jan.18(Petra)-- Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.

CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7 per cent rise in the total number of tourists compared to the same period last year.

In December 2017, the Kingdom’s revenues from tourism grew by 9.1 per cent, reaching $340.9 million, compared to the same month in 2016 as the result of increasing the total number of tourists by 6.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2016, the statement added.
Petra News Agency
January 18, 2018