Tourism in Jordan
Jordan recorded a total of 4 million tourists in 2017, ranking 63rd in the world in absolute terms.
That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Jordan, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.39 tourists per resident, Jordan ranked 101st in the world. In Western Asia, it ranked 11th.
Jordan generated around 5.55 billion US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 13.12 percent of its the gross domestic product.Back to overview: Jordan
Development of the tourism sector in Jordan from 1995 to 2017
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Jordan each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.
Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all countries in Western Asia.
Revenues in tourism
In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 973.00 million USD, or about 14.46 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 1.08 million tourists at that time and roughly 905 USD per person. Within 22 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 5.55 billion USD, accounting for 13.61 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,444 USD for his holiday in Jordan.Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
All data for Jordan in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.