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Title: The influence of an unstable political situation upon tourism development in Jordan
Author: Hyasat, Ali
ISNI:       0000 0001 3585 6552
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2007
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This study basically set out to explore the negative impact of political crises upon tourism in Jordan, with the purpose of developing a conceptual framework for dealing with this. In addition, it aimed to evaluate the feasibility of this conceptual framework as a strategy for alleviating the negative impact of political crises upon tourism in Jordan. A literature review has revealed the very limited work to date on the potentially negative influence of destinations. Those studies which have been undertaken have, in the main, used survey method to explore negative impacts, but have not presented the opinions of managers and policy makers about how crises in general, and political crises in particular, influence destination image, and what is the relationship between crises and the tourism industry. This restricts the kinds of insights that can be gleaned and is problematic given the differing interpretations of the negative impact of crises upon the tourism industry. Drawing upon qualitative research work, namely in-depth interviews, the study utilises a descriptive case study approach to build up a rich picture of the impact of crises upon the tourism industry. The study depicts how managers and policy makers in the tourism industry understand and interpret the impact of crises in their industry, and how, based upon their understanding and interpretation of crises management, a strategic approach to crises planning and management has emerged. This study therefore fills both a research and policy gap. It attempts to assist stakeholders and the academic community of tourism researchers in taking informed decisions on the adoption of strategic approaches to managing and planning for crises within the tourism industry. The conclusions drawn in this thesis are intended to inform policy-makers in the tourism industry, in general, and in the Jordanian tourism industry, in particular. The strategic approach to crisis planning and management here developed can be beneficial and useful for the industry.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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