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The influence of Middle East crisis on the flow of tourists to Jordan

Altarawneh, Wazerah S. and Omar, Hamimi and Tahir, Shaharuddin (2018) The influence of Middle East crisis on the flow of tourists to Jordan. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (11). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2319–3565

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Despite the Middle East is considered as a conflict-ridden region, relatively some major tourism destination such as Jordan is safe, however, these destinations' geographic location has resulted in tourists’ misperceptions and had a negative effect on tourism throughout the Middle East. This study aimed to uncover the challenges of decreased the flow of tourists to the Jordan to restore a positive image after the crisis following the Arab Spring uprisings. Literature analysis method was applied to review previous literature on perceived risks in the Middle East. Results of the analysis revealed the issues that influence tourists’ perceived risk toward the region and Jordan particularly were geographical ignorance of safe destinations, a biased coverage of the media, different culture influence personal characteristics concerning freedom, and weakness of previous experiences. Findings further revealed that studies regarding during international tourists in the Middle East are limited

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceived risk, tourism crisis, Middle East, Jordan,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 00:38
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 00:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26483

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