Jordan's Tourism Income Decreased by 10.7 percent

  • Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • 30 May 2020

Tourism income in Jordan reached 784 million Jordanian dinars during the first quarter of this year.

The Central Bank of Jordan data showed a 10.7 percent decrease in tourism income during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.

Tourism income decreased 56.5 percent during the month of March, reaching 132.2 million dinars, compared to the same period last year.

On March 17, 2020, the government announced the temporary suspension of commercial passenger flights through Queen Alia International Airport, with the exception of cargo, evacuation, emergency medical supplies, and maintenance flights.

Jordan's revenues from tourism income grew during January of this year by 11.4% to reach 361.8 million dinars, compared to a rise of 9.1% during the same period last year, according to previous data from the Central Bank.

Jordan's tourism income increased by 10.2% last year 2019 to 5.8 billion dollars (about 4.11 billion dinars) compared to 2018.

Source (Al-Dustour Newspaper-Jordan, Edited)

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