Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:44 GMT
img

21% of Jordanians travelled within Kingdom in 2008

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) More than one-fifth of Jordanians travelled to destinations within the Kingdom last year, according to a recently released report. Approximately 21 per cent of households indicated that at least one family member travelled within Jordan in 2008, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Statistics and the USAID-Jordan Tourism Development Project (JTDP). A majority of the trips taken by Jordanians were one-day excursions, whether family visits, holiday travel, school outings, business trips, pilgrimages or shopping sprees, according to a statement released by the JTDP. A majority of respondents said they travelled to visit friends and family, while leisure was the second-most common reason for domestic travel. Other reasons accounted for less than 10 per cent of trips, according to the study, which surveyed 48,000 households. Two-thirds of the trips were made by private car, while a majority of long-distance journeys were taken by public transportation, the study indicated. The average day-trip for Jordanian households was 55 kilometres, compared to 91 kilometres for overnight excursions. The average cost per domestic trip for a Jordanian family was JD50, with family visits costing the least and shopping excursions the most expensive. Nearly two-thirds of households surveyed, some 65 per cent, said they were not interested in exploring different areas in the Kingdom, while only 8.5 per cent cited costs, whether tourist site entry fees or transportation, as an obstacle to touring around the country. Approximately 7.5 per cent of households said the lack of transportation prevented them from travelling within the Kingdom, the study indicated. By Taylor Luck


21% of Jordanians travelled within Kingdom in 2008

  Most popular stories  

Day | Week | Month