Jordanians Expenditure on Travelling Abroad Increases 1.6%

تم نشره في Sun 28 February / Feb 2016. 01:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Fri 4 March / Mar 2016. 09:50 PM
  • طائرة تحلق في سماء عمان -(تصوير: محمد أبو غوش)

AMMAN — Expenditures on travelling abroad by Jordanians have increased roughly by 1.6 per cent last year in 2015 to JOD823.5 million compared to JOD810 million in 2014, according to figures from the Central Bank of Jordan.

Outgoing expenditure —the term CBJ uses to identify spending by Jordanians abroad, includes spending for the purposes of education, tourism, medication, therapeutic, among other; given that the number of traveling Jordanians has reached 2.58 million, increasing 3.6 per cent from 2014’s 2.49 million.

On the topic, travel and tourism agents explain that among other reasons, the most important ones that lead to Jordanians traveling abroad include the high costs of domestic tourism, i.e. the high rates for accommodations and transportation.

Citizens say they would rather travel to Turkey and Egypt for example, because they cost less; apparently “instead of spending JOD1000 for 3 nights in Aqaba for example with family, they can travel to Istanbul for less than that”.