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    Tourism income up 61.2% in 2021

    November 22, 2021
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    Amman, Nov. 21(Petra) -- Jordan's tourism revenue soared by 61.2 per cent in the first ten months of 2021 to $2.1 billion, compared with the same period of 2020 that saw a decline of 73 per cent, as more foreign visitors continued to arrive in the Kingdom, according to Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) figures.

    The data showed that the growth in revenue was mainly driven by a 59.7 per cent rise in the number of tourists, which reached 1.8 million during the January-October period of this year, compared to the same period of last year.

    Tourism revenues generated from non-resident Jordanians accounted for 44.6 per cent of the total tourism income, followed by Arab countries (excluding Gulf countries) with 27% of the total number of tourists, and then Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with 14.6%, the data showed.

    On a monthly level, the tourism revenues during October of 2021 rose by $302 million, reaching $352 million, compared with the same month of last year, owing to an increase of tourist numbers by about 278,000 visitors, raising the total to 322,000, the figures revealed.

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