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Tourism revenues surpass $5-billion mark in 2018

1 Jan 2019

AMMAN – Tourism revenues have surpassed the $5-billion mark in 2018, marking an 8 per cent increase from last year’s $4.6 billion, according to data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Monday.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the sector is continuing to achieve more gains marked by a continuous rise in performance indicators, and that the ministry is moving forward within the Royal directives and the government’s support towards scaling up tourism in the Kingdom, in terms of achieving its developmental goals and economic role.

The tourism sector’s performance indicators showed a rise in the number of overnight tourists, which reached about 860 million by the end of November 2018, constituting an increase of 8 per cent compared with the same period of 2017, while the number of one-day visitors was 721,325, up by 7.8 per cent from the same period last year, the statement added.

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