Jordan is a beautiful country with a rich assortment of historical, religious and geographical tourist attractions. It is both a modern and moderate nation with a hospitable people. Sandwiched in a turbulent region, Jordan must overcome these challenges while moving its economic transformation forward. Some commentators point out that Jordan can learn a great deal from countries like Ireland, who have successfully transformed their economies into globally competitive ones. By identifying and understanding the fundamental characteristics of the Irish model, Jordan would be in a better position to emulate the Irish model while maintaining its uniqueness and character. This body of work shows that in many ways Jordan has already begun emulating Ireland's model for success. While at first slow, the transformation in the last few years has been at a remarkable pace by any standards. Should Jordan continue its momentum on this course, it will not be long before other countries look to Jordan to emulate. There is still much to be done and the lessons from the Irish model continue if Jordan is to become a competitive player in the global community.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tourism--Jordan; Jordan--Economic conditions; Ireland--Economic policy
Department, Program, or Center
Hospitality and Tourism Management (CAST)
Jacobs, James Jr
Jallad, Yanal, "A Comparative study between Ireland's economic model and Jordan's current reforms: What are the characteristics Jordan can emulate?" (2002). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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