Tourism Revenue in 2017 Up to JOD2.2b: Board

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SALT —AlGhad— General Director of the Jordan Tourism Board Dr Abdul Razzaq Arabyat stated today, Saturday, that the sector’s income in 2017 has increased by JOD550 million to JOD2.25 billion.

The sector contributes by 12-13 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Jordan and provides 60 thousand direct job opportunities.

It also proves 130 thousand indirect job opportunities domestically.

Meanwhile, he noted, Jordan is now capitalising on its exceptional tourism capacities and resources and working on boosting participation in related events worldwide.

The recent deals with airline companies, including Ryan Air will boost inbound tourism almost definitely, as more routes launch every week.

During the peak season, March 15 through May 15, hotels and hospitality facilities are expected to see full occupancy rates, which has already increased by 25 per cent recently, he underlined.

Tourists from different parts of the world are flowing into Jordan, Tourism official Ali Oqla said, including Indians, Malaysians, Chinese and other nationalities.