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Tourism Sees Uptick in First Half of 2019

 AMMAN — Tourism revenues have increased by 8.3 per cent during the first half of this year, reaching $2.6 billion (some JD1.9 billion) compared with $2.4 billion registered in the same period last year, according to preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Monday.

 The CBJ said that the increase was mainly driven by a 5.6 per cent rise in the total number of tourists to the Kingdom, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.