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Tourism in Jordan registers increase in first quarter

May 1- Jordan’s tourism sector registered an increase in the first quarter of 2010, said the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities this week. Overnight tourist numbers have gone up by 33.4 per cent during the first quarter to 883,450 people from a total of 662,075 in the same period of 2009. Same day visitors were up 17.6 per cent to 651,325 people from 553,929 in 2009. The Ministry said overall numbers in the first quarter totaled 1,534,802 visitors compared to 1,216,004 in the same period of 2009, and representing a jump of 26.2 per cent.


Speaking about the increase, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Managing Director Nayef H. al-Fayez said that "while we look forward to a landmark season, we are confident that interest in Jordan as a unique and diversified international destination is increasing across the world."
 

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