Tourist figures at Baptism site increase

16 June 2010

Official figures released by Jordan's Baptism Site Commission (BSC) show that some 73,000 tourists visited Bethany Beyond the Jordan between January and May, a 28% increase from the same period in 2009, when 55,000 visitors came to the site, Jordan Times has reported. Approximately 18,000 tourists visited the site last month, a 29% growth compared to May 2009, when the figure stood at 13,000, the BSC figures revealed. The number of visitors to the Baptism Site has increased by around 25% annually since 2002, according to BSC director Dia Madani.

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