Tracking Jordan Destination Image Using the Same Sample

Areej Shabib Aloudat, Akram Rawashdeh


The aim of this paper is to track Jordan destination image using the same sample. The perceptions of tourists visiting Jordan on the pre- and post- visit images of Jordan were analysed. A total of 179 questionnaires were distributed by the assistance of tour guides who joined the tourists in their trip in Jordan. The distribution was accomplished into two stages for the same sample, in the first day of coming to Jordan, and in the last day of the trip during their way back to the airport. The results indicated that: (1) Petra, natural beauty, and the Dead Sea were among the first motivations for the tourists to visit Jordan; and (2) except for the price levels, the post- image was more positive than the pre-image of Jordan. Thus, the results reflect that Jordan is not promoted properly according to its actual performance. The study is an addition to the limited literature that tracked destination image using the same sample. It provided more understanding of the image of Jordan as a tourism destination.

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