Improving the Contribution of Domestic Tourism to the Economy of Jordan

  •  Mairna H. Mustafa    


This paper aims at exploring the current status of domestic tourism in Jordan; tourism acts as a vital economic sector, though, revenues generated by domestic tourism are far below expected levels. Some obstacles are facing the growth of this market as the high cost of commercial accommodations, high cost of visiting tourism attractions, competing tour package offers by neighboring countries as Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, concentration of tourism development in some attractions, and most important the low levels of income for a big segment in the Jordanian society. This research explores the different factors affecting domestic tourism in Jordan, also its trends and attributes. Implications required to increase numbers and expenditures of domestic tourists were suggested.

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