Historical and Religious Archeological Sites and Their Role in the Process of Touristic Attraction in Jordan (Madaba as a Case Study)

Mohammad Nayef ALsarayreh, Marwan Ataf AL Dalaeen

Abstract


This study seeks to identify the current situation of historical and religious archeological tourism and their role in the process of touristic attraction (Madaba case study), and investigate the different kinds of hindrances and difficulties that face this form of tourism, and how their consequences affect the development this form of tourism.
The objective of this study is capturing results that help in identifying and understanding the historical and religious archeological tourism and their role in the process of touristic attraction (Madaba case study) in Jordan, moreover how to develop and to expand historical and religious archeological tourism in addition to and publish more touristic information about Jordan.
This study belongs to exploratory analytical studies and it approaches the method of data collection and analysis to reach results. It applies a carefully designed survey form to collect data and information to see the trends and views of the study sample, which respond to the questions, posed by the study, and reflect its objectives. A questionnaire of 120 copies was distributed to a number of tourists in Madaba governorate, 110 copies returned and 10 copies were excluded, so the study relied on the 100 copies from returned from the tourists whose data were collected through the questionnaire and represent the population and the sample of the study.
The results of the study showed that there is a positive relationship between the existence of historical and religious archeological sites in Madaba and its role in the process of touristic attraction, and there is a negative relationship between the existence of touristic companies specialized in performing programs of historical and religious archeological tourism and their role in the process of touristic attraction in Jordan, which means that there is no touristic companies specialized in performing programs of historical and religious archeological tourism in Jordan. On the other hand there is a negative relationship between the governmental future planning procedures for historical and religious archeological tourism in Jordan and their role in the process of touristic attraction, which means that the government has no future planning procedures for historical and religious archeological tourism in Jordan.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n3p156

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