Expenditure on Outbound Travel, Tourism Up 12.3%

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AMMAN —AlGhad— AMMAN —AlGhad— Domestic spending on overseas and outbound travel and tourism activities has increased by 12.3 per cent, during the first half of the year, H1-2017, according to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ)’s bulletin, to JOD496.2 million, compared to JOD442.2 million in H1-2016.

This includes national expenditures on travelling for the purposes of tourism, education, medical treatment, and a variety of other intents.

In June, expenditures on travel and tourism increased to JOD100.2 million, approximately 36.5 per cent, compared to June 2016.

During the first six months of the year, 1.38 thousand Jordanians have travelled to overseas destinations, up 6.8 per cent from H1-2016’s 1.29 million.

In five years, annual domestic spending on travel and tourism in 2016 has increased by nearly 10 per cent, from JOD811.9 million in 2012, to JOD892.9 million.