Petra revenues on the rise
The ancient city of Petra in Jordan posted an increase of 27% in the number of visitors during 2010 compared to 2009. According to official figures, the number of tourists who visited Petra last year amounted to 902,313 compared to 708,681 visitors in 2009.
The city's revenues last year also increased by 31% compared with the year 2009. All in all, total fees last year amounted to JD17.7 million (close to US$25 million) while the fees during 2009 reached JD13.5 million.
The increase is attributed to the stability that Jordan enjoys. It is also attributed to the improved services for tourists.
- Owner of Sheraton Amman calls 2014 just 'another difficult year'
- Will Tunisia's tourism sector withstand the museum attack?
- Almost expected trends: how much are tourists spending per night in Egypt?
- Checking in or out: Egypt and Arab Tourism through 2014
- An added hurdle: will Gulf tourists still come to Egypt after its imposed visa requirement?