Jordan tourism increases

30 August 2009

According to figures released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), revenues generated by the kingdom's tourism sector increased by 2.3% to JD1.115bn to the end of July, compared to JD1.09bn for the same period of 2008, the Jordan Times has reported. The number of overnight stays between January and July were up 4%, with just over two million visitors spending at least one night in the country so far this year. The rise in tourists is due to the number of visitors from Arab countries and Jordanian expatriates, it said, who constituted 73% of all arrivals.

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