Jordan Tourism

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Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Jordan 2014

Tourism accounts for 14% of Jordan’s GDP, with receipts in 2014 up 10% year-on-year. Efforts are under way to diversify Jordan’s tourism offerings with an emphasis being placed on religious tourism, aimed particularly at visitors from East Asia, while Jordan’s medical infrastructure remains one of the country’s most valuable tourism assets with the World Bank ranking Jordan the top medical...

In 2014 Jordan’s population reached 6.64m, as regional turbulence saw an influx of refugees from neighbouring countries. Jordan, however, remains stable as it pushes ahead with the political reforms announced in 2011. The economy continues to revive following the global economic downturn, while government commitments to tackle structural issues in the economy bode well for future growth.

Counting on a revival in the tourism sector to help restore vigorous economic growth, Jordan is also looking to promising official data for the first quarter of the year.

While Jordan’s tourism industry continues to labour under the weight of regional instability, with official figures showing a 14% decline in the number of visitors in 2013, a variety of novel initiatives could hold the key to recovery.

In recent years lawmakers have found themselves in an increasingly difficult position, as regional unrest has contributed to both falling revenues and rising costs for government operations within the kingdom. “The country has faced challenges during the year from the disruption of the flow of natural gas, the ongo-ing conflict in Syria and an...

Although Jordan does not have the oil and gas reserves of many of its neighbours, the country did not wholly lose out on the geological lottery. The presence of nat-ural hot springs, stunning desert landscapes and the shores of the Dead Sea are all natural tourism resources. These attractive geological features, combined with the ruins of the...

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