Tourism revenues hit $501.3 million during January 2020

Economy

Published: 2020-02-19 17:04

Last Updated: 2020-02-20 09:47


Tourism revenues hit $501.3 million during January 2020
Tourism revenues hit $501.3 million during January 2020

Jordan's tourism revenues during January 2020, reached JD361.8 million ($501.3 million), constituting an increase of 11.4%, compared to 9.1% during January 2019, according to preliminary data issued by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) today.

The CBJ data indicated that the rise is as a result of the increase in the total number of tourists by 12.%, which reached JD478.9 thousand, compared to a rise of 4.7% during the same month in 2019.

In terms of geographical distribution, tourism income, mainly from the Arab countries, increased by 20.1%. While tourism income from the Arab Gulf states hiked by 23.9%, followed by the Asian countries with 18.7%, the EU nations with 15.4%, and the United States with 11.7 percet%, the CBJ report added.

The stake of the Arab countries out of the total tourism revenues ranked first at 42.0%, most notably Saudi Arabia, with 14.4%, Iraq with 6.4%, Palestine with 4.7%, non-resident Jordanians with 35.1%, and European nationalities with 11.0%, the CBJ figures showed.