The Impacts of Tourism Development on the Archaeological Site of Petra and Local Communities in Surrounding Villages

Mairna Hussein Mustafa, Sultan N. Abu Tayeh


This paper aims at exploring the different impacts of tourism development on the site of Petra in Jordan, also the perceptions of local community in Petra regarding these impacts. Although of the economic benefits gained by tourism, deterioration has been witnessed in this ancient city since damage to features of the archaeological site as well as adapting negative values by the local community took place. This paper sheds the light on these impacts, and presents some suggested implications to achieve a more sustainable tourism development in the site.

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