Number of overnight visitors rises by 3% in first seven months of 2014
21/08/2014 11:02 am EDT


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Jordanian Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine announced last Tuesday that the number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3% during the first seven months of 2014, standing at 2,305,870 tourists, compared with 2,237,493 in the same period last year.The number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3% during the first seven months of 2014, standing at 2,305,870 tourists, compared with 2,237,493 in the same period last year, Tourism Minister added. Katamine added that overall tourism revenues rose by 10% to reach around JD1.8 million, compared with JD1.6 million during the same period in 2013, The Jordan Times reported. The number of tour groups increased by 12% during the January-July period of 2014, standing at 157,000 tourists compared with 141,000 last year, he added, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. During the first three months of 2014, the number of tourists visiting the ancient city of Petra rose by 3%, Karak by 16.2% and Jerash by 17%, while visitors to the Baptism Site, where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist, increased by 14.6%.

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