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Tourism planning and development in the Middle East.

Book cover for Tourism planning and development in the Middle East.


This book addresses the need to examine tourism development and planning in the Middle East from a sustainability perspective by embracing case studies and examples from the region. Through its collection of nine chapters, the book considers tourism planning and development from the economic, socio-cultural, environmental and regulatory perspectives of sustainability. Thus, the book advances understandings of the positive and negative impacts of tourism development as well as how turbulence, crisis, synergies and the top-down and bottom-up approaches to tourism development are connected to different problems and implications for local communities, the region and the relationship of the Middle East with the rest of the world.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Strategic planning and policy making for tourism development in Cyprus: an empirical case-based approach. Author(s): Saveriades, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Challenges of establishing tourism routes: top management perspectives on Route 90 South, Israel. Author(s): Almog, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Women's empowerment through community-based tourism in Bethlehem Governorate, Palestine: an exploratory study. Author(s): Isaac, R. K. Abbasi, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Sustainable tourism development in rural areas: the case of community-based lodges in Iran. Author(s): Makian, S. Borouj, A. Hanifezadeh, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) Heritage conservation for tourism development: identifying the challenges in developing countries - the case of Iran. Author(s): Bagheri, F. Hajinejad, A. Abdi, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Tourism, conservation and resident well-being in Cappadocia (Turkey): an exploratory research. Author(s): Ata, S. Kuzuoglu, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 95) Moving away from wine tourism and sustainable tourism development: the paradox in the case of Bozcaada (Tenedos), Turkey. Author(s): Ayhan, N. Kladou, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) Cross-cultural understanding of the global multicultural tourism workforce: the case of Israel (Eilat) and Jordan (Aqaba). Author(s): Shay, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 126) Geotourism development in the Middle East: a comparative study of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Jordan. Author(s): Sadry, B. N. Maksoud, K. M. A. Zahabnazouri, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 142) Conclusion. Author(s): Farmaki, A. Stylidis, D.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Mediterranean University, Athens, Greece.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2022
  • ISBN
  • 9781789249125
  • Record Number
  • 20230012547