Tourism Revenues Up 12.5% to USD4.6b in 2017

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AMMAN — Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to USD4.6 billion, compared to USD4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Thursday.

CBJ said in a statement that the increase was mainly due to a 8.7 per cent rise in the total number of tourists compared to the same period last year.

In December 2017, the Kingdom’s revenues from tourism grew by 9.1 per cent, reaching USD340.9 million, compared to the same month in 2016 as the result of increasing the total number of tourists by 6.2 per cent compared with the same period in 2016, the statement added.