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(ANSAmed) – Amman, November 12 – Jordan tourism revenues reached USD 3 during the first ten months of this year, Central Bank figures showed today.

The figures show an increase of half a billion dollars compared to the same period of 2011, said the bank in a statement.

Tourism represents the second source of income in the kingdom after foreign assistance. Jordan relative stability has helped attract a growing number of visitors from the region including holiday makers from the oil rich gulf states, Iraq, Syria.

The government this year launched promotion campaign to market its touristic locations in the neigbouring countries and is currently working on a national campaign to encourage nationals spend their holidays in the country. (ANSAmed).