This study outlines tourism crises facing international tourism to Jordan. The study also examines major efforts taken by the public and private sectors to recover from the loss of international tourism arrivals to the country caused mainly by the ongoing political crisis in the Middle East. A number of internal and external tourism challenges are identified based on the opinions of key stakeholders in the Jordanian tourism industry. Different approaches to crisis management, drawn from an overview of recovery marketing literature and studies, are also presented. The study concludes that the continuous cooperation and coordination of tourism stakeholders before, during, and after a crisis situation is essential for recovery. Structural, cultural, and policy changes are among the first steps needed to recover from tourism crises.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tourism--Jordan; Jordan--Politics and government--1999-
Hospitality-Tourism Management (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Food, Hotel and Tourism Management (CAST)
James Jacobs, Jr.
Richard M. Lagiewski
Saoudi, Rasha Hani, "Recovery from crisis: Jordan tourism facing political instability" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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