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Jordan’s tourism revenue increased by 188.4 percent amounting to USD158.3 million in January, compared to USD242.3 million during the same period in 2021.

The increase was attributed to the rise in the number of tourists in January by approximately 138,700 to reach a total of 205,500 tourists, based on figures from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

Tourism revenue from Jordanian expatriates made up 40.7 percent of the total tourism income. After which comes the revenue from tourists from Arab countries, excluding Gulf countries, with 22.3 percent, with Iraq being the biggest contributor with 7.7 percent, Syria with four percent and Palestine with 3.4 percent, according to the CBJ.

Tourists from the Arab Gulf accounted for 19.8 percent with Saudi Arabia being the biggest contributor with 10.4 percent, followed by Kuwait with 4.5 percent and Oman with 2.2 percent.

In fourth place comes European tourists with 9.2 percent, with the biggest contributors being Germany, France, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Hungary with 5.8 percent of the total tourism revenue, the CBJ’s data showed.

Fiinally, tourists from the United States accounted for 2.8 percent of the total tourism income.

Source: Petra News

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