More Gulf tourists choose Jordan as vacation spot
Jordan received 16 percent more tourists from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in the first four months of 2002 compared with same period in the previous year, reported Xinhua.
Some 3,800 tourists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited Jordan from January to April 2002, a 58 percent increase compared to the fist four months of 2001. The number of Kuwaiti tourists entering the country increased by 38 percent, from 16,000 to 22,000 during the same period.
Despite the increase in GCC tourists, the Kingdom’s tourist revenues dropped by 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2002 from 106 million Jordanian dinars ($150 million) to JD 102 million, reported the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism. The source attributed the fall to ongoing effects of the September 11 US terror attacks. — (menareport.com)
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