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Tourism Sector in Jordan

National Income from Tourism up 10% in First Two Months of 2019

 AMMAN — The Kingdom’s national income from tourism increased by 10 per cent in January and February 2019, to JD573.9 million, compared with figures from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ monthly statistical report issued on Sunday.

 Carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the report highlighted that Jordan’s overall number of group tours increased by 18.4 per cent in 2019, to 74,193 groups.

 The overnight tourism category also saw a comparative increase of 6.4 per cent, to 633,246 visitors. The number of tourists coming from European countries grew 48.8 per cent, visitors from Asia and the Pacific grew 31.1 per cent, the Americas 25.8 per cent and the number of visitors from African countries grew 13.6 per cent.