Jordan’s Tourism Revenue at USD2.4 Billion up Until November

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The Kingdom’s tourism revenue recorded an increase of approximately USD273 million in November 2021, compared to November 2022, recording USD331.5 million, according to Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) data.

The tourism revenue spike is believed to be due to the large number of tourists that came to the Kingdom last month, recording a 253,000 increase amounting to approximately 302,000 tourists.

The tourism income went up by 78.5 percent, reaching USD2.4 billion by the end of November. This came as a result of the increase in the number of Jordan’s tourists by 78 percent, reaching 2.109 million, according to the CBJ.

Non-resident Jordanians contributed 42.4 percent of the total tourism revenues, followed by 28.2 percent from tourists from Arab countries and 14.6 percent from visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to official bank figures.

Source: Petra News

Looking at the First Ten Months of 2021

The total number of tourists who visited Jordan between January and October of this year totaled 1,807,225, which is approximately a 59.7 increase in comparison with the same period last year. In these ten months in 2020, a total of 1,131,682 tourists visited Jordan, based on official data from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Different sities and tourist sites witnessed varying increased percentagtourists as follows:

  • Ajloun: 141.2 percent
  • Karak: 286.7 percent
  • Wadi Rum: 36.5 percent
  • Umm Qais: 24.8 percent
  • Jerash: Five percent

Other site welcomed a huge number of tourist during the 10-month period:

  • Petra: 45,087
  • Jordan Valley Baptism site 30,734
  • Madaba 30,839
  • Mount Nebo 80,905

According to Central Bank of Jordan, tourism income increased by 61.2 percent to USD2.1 billion, compared to a 73 percent drop 2020.


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