The challenges of tourism in the countries of the Arab Spring Revolutions

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While global tourism has seen clear mutations recently due to modern progress in the field of information technology, means of communication, and the widespread of the concepts of globalization and free trade, the tourism sector is witnessing a significant negative decline to a number of Arab countries. Such countries have been swept by the waves of political revolutions and security unrests, known as the Arab spring, which affected the tourism sector. This paper is trying to shed light on this problem and discuss its dimensions in order to reach to appropriate results and recommendations that may contribute to solving this problem imposed by the political and security situation. This paper is focus on two aspects; first, the current situation of Arab tourism after the spring revolutions, included review of the importance of tourism in the countries of the spring, the negative impact of the crisis in general, and identifies aspects of the dimensions of the crisis. The second revolves around the analysis of the effects of the crisis on Arab countries, includes the evaluation of losses generally by the experts, the classification of countries based on the effects of the crisis, and discusses the assumptions and solutions, Then the conclusion which states the most important findings and recommendations. Although the abbreviation of this paper, it manages to deal with globally important issue with consequent problems that need urgent responses within the subject of this research. The first is the slump in the number of tourists' arrival to some Arab countries that have been dependent on this sector as a source of income, in spite of the shortcomings leading in its entirety to the failure to keep up the world. The second is the unexpected influx of extra tourists to a number of Arab countries at the expense of other Arab countries that lost the boom in tourism, which requires further attempts to deal with this increase, otherwise, entailed certain problems. Therefore, the situation requires more cooperation between the Arab countries in the field of tourism. We hope that this paper is a modest contribution towards solving such problems that have occurred recently. We pray to Allah the Almighty to bless our efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1171
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Arab Spring Revolutions
  • Arab tourism
  • Recovery and development
  • Security and stability
  • Tourism investment

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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The challenges of tourism in the countries of the Arab Spring Revolutions. / Ali, Ali Gh Saeid; Madya, ; Arifin, Zamri; Hasim, Md. Sapar @ Mohd. Safar.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 7, 2012, p. 1162-1171.

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