Jordanians spend $4.1 billion on travelling abroad during last 5 years


Published: 2018-01-03 11:53

Last Updated: 2018-01-03 14:03

Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
Roya News Source

Jordanians expenditure on travelling abroad increased 2% in the period between 2012-2016 when compared to previous years.

Jordanians spent 496 million JDs in the H1 of 2017 on travelling, comparing to 441.9 million JDs registered in the same period of the previous year, according to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

Numbers showed the highest number of spending by Jordanians on travelling that was in 2010, when it reached 1.115 billion JDs.

According to the CBJ statistics, Jordanians spending during “Arab Spring” period starting from 2011 registered unstable data, posting around 824 million JDs.

In 2012, Jordanians spending on travelling recorded 811.9 million JDs, while 778.3 million JDs were posted in 2013, and 810.7 million JDs, 823.5 million JDs, 892.9 million JDS were posted in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

While most middle-class Jordanians cannot afford to travel abroad because of the harsh economic conditions, tourism agencies offer them abroad-trips that will cost less than spending a night or couple of days in a hotel or resort in the Kingdom.