Nayrouz News Agency : The Kingdom’s tourism income increased during the past ten months by 61.2 percent, to reach $2.1 billion, compared to a decrease of 73.2 percent during the corresponding period of 2020.
According to the latest data issued by the Central Bank, this increase came as a result of the increase in the number of tourists during the first ten months of 2021 by about 676 thousand tourists, or 59.7 percent, to reach about 1.8 million tourists, compared to a decline of 75.1 percent during the corresponding period of 2020. .
Tourism income from non-resident Jordanians accounted for 44.6 percent of the total tourism income, followed by income from Arab countries (except for the Gulf countries) with 27 percent of the total number of tourists, and then tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with 14.6 percent.
On the monthly level, tourism income continued to improve during October of this year. As the tourism income during this month recorded an increase of about 302 million dollars over its level during the same month last year to reach about 352 million dollars, as a result of the increase in the number of tourists during this month by about 278,000 tourists to reach 322,000.
On the other hand, tourism spending during October 2021 increased by $89 million to reach about $109 million compared to the same month of the previous year. In light of this, tourism spending outside the Kingdom during the first ten months of 2021 increased by 119 percent to reach about $726 million, compared to a decrease of 73.8 percent during the corresponding period of