The Impact of the National Strategy for Tourism on Economic Development in Jordan

Ahmed Mahafzah


There is a thin line between tourism development and economic development in Jordan. This is because of the weight that tourism has on economic development. Tourism revenues contribute greatly to the country’s GDP allowing the economy to grow and develop at a faster rate. The past has been characterized by slight drop in tourism activities and revenues as realized in the year 2013 due to the region’s instability. However, Jordan’s leadership has come up with key measures to boost tourism through developing a unique national tourism strategy that has a positive impact on the country’s economic development. This study will discuss about the impact of the national tourism strategy on economic development in Jordan. Through exploring the key components of Jordan’s national tourism strategy, the study will look into the impacts that these strategies have on the Jordan’s economic development. In essence, this study will be significant in explaining the ways by which the implementation of the country’s national tourism strategy has a positive impact on economic development of the local economy.

Keywords: Economic development, National tourism strategy, Tourism development, Tourism destinations, National GDP.

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