Domestic Expenditures on Outbound Travel Up 8%

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AMMAN —AlGhad— Figures published by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) show that domestic expenditures on outbound travel and tourism have grown by 8.2 per cent, approximately JOD11.7 million, over the first two months of the year, 2017, compared to the same duration last year.

Total national expenditure on outbound travels by the end of February, this year, stood at JOD155.1 million, compared to JOD143.4 million by end of February, 2016.

According to the Central Bank’s publication, these include expenditures on overseas education, tourism, and medical treatment, among other purposes.

More Jordanians have travelled overseas in these two months, comparatively, up 6.5 per cent, from 463 thousand outbound Jordanian nationals, by Feb-2016, to 493 thousand.

Over the entirety of 2016, Jordanian expenditure on outbound travel and tourism increased by JOD69.9 million, or 8.4 per cent, totalling JOD892.9 million, compared JOD823 million in 2015.

Notably, this is in spite of added costs, including the newly imposed 16 per cent tax for Jordanian travellers and a special JOD40 tax on air travel, among other expenses.

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