Jor­dan notes size­able slump in ther­a­peu­tic tourism

Com­pe­ti­tion and taxes blamed…

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Jor­dan’s tourism rev­enue from ther­apy has dropped by 15%, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Reuters. Head of Jor­dan Pri­vate Hospi­tals As­so­ci­a­tion (PHA) Dr Fawzi Al Ham­mouri said the sec­tor only made $1.02 bil­lion, a 15% fall on 2014’s fig­ure.

Re­gional com­pe­ti­tion was blamed along with strict se­cu­rity mea­sures on tourists of some na­tion­al­i­ties who visit Jor­dan.

Costs have also re­port­edly in­creased, with heav­ier tax­a­tion on pri­vate hospi­tals, but the Min­istry of Tourism said it had noth­ing to do with the de­cline in rev­enues from the sec­tor.

For many the graph is look­ing down

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