Jordan tourist numbers up

19 August 2009

According to Jordan's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the number of tourists visiting the kingdom during the first seven months of this year rose by 4% to 2,075,190, compared to 1,998,482 during the same period last year, The Jordan Times has reported. The number of overnight visitors also rose by about the same percentage, reaching 1,830,010 compared to 1,758,998. Income generated from tourism rose by 2.3% for the same comparative period, the ministry's data showed.

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