Tourism revenues in Jordan rose by 20.1per cent in the first three quarters of the current year to JD1.9bn from JD1.6bn in the same period of 2009, Petra has reported. Figures by the tourism ministry also showed that 6,460,648 tourists visited the kingdom during the January-September period, a 19% increase from the first three quarters of 2009, when some 5.414 million visitors came to the country. Around 25 hotels are currently under construction at various tourism sites in the kingdom which are expected to start receiving guests in 2012 and 2013, the ministry said. Of these hotels, seven will be built on the shores of the Dead Sea, 13 in Petra, and the other five in other areas including Maain Falls and Himmeh Spa.