Jordan tourism experiences $440 million increase in 2017

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-15 14:58

Last Updated: 2024-07-03 21:42


Last year, the Kingdom made $3.46 billion from tourism. (Wonders Travel & Tourism)
Last year, the Kingdom made $3.46 billion from tourism. (Wonders Travel & Tourism)

Jordan has seen a boost in tourism in 2017.

The Central Bank of Jordan recorded a 12.7% increase in its revenues from tourism; that's $3.9 billion (2.7 billion JOD), the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

Last year, the Kingdom made $3.46 billion from tourism.

The number of visitors increased by 8.9% in comparison with 2016, the bank noted.

This month, the number of tourists increased by 12.3% in comparison with November 2016, earning the Kingdom $366.6 million.

In October, the Jordan Tourism Board launched a campaign called #Amman24 to promote tourism in Amman.

The campaign aims to help Arab and foreign tourists discover new places they could visit within 24 hours, as well as fun activities they can enjoy in the city.

Queen Rania Al Abdullah took part in the campaign and posted on Twitter saying “Pleased to welcome the guests of #Amman24 to #Jordan. Enjoy your tour of our capital city!”