Jordan's tourism revenues reach $2.6 billion in first half of 2019


Published: 2019-07-16 09:57

Last Updated: 2019-07-16 10:26

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Due to the increase in the total number of tourists by 26.9%, the Kingdom's revenues from tourism income rose by 26.9%, reaching to $ 0.5 (JD 0.4 billion) during June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan.

During the first half of this year, tourism income increased by 8.3%, hitting $ 2.6 billion, equivalent to JD 1.9 billion.

This increase was mainly due to the rise in the number of tourists by 5.6%, with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom.