Jordan’s tourism ministry has announced that tourism revenues for the first 10 months of 2010 rose by 19 per cent to JD2.05bn ($2.9bn) from JD1.73bn ($2.4bn) during the same period of 2009, Petra has reported. The rise was attributed to a 22 per cent increase in the number of overnight visitors, whose numbers reached 3.88 million compared to 3.1 million in the same period last year. Same day visitors also went up by 13 per cent. The total number of visitors during the January-October period also grew by 18 per cent from 5.9 million to 7 million.