Case Studies of Bethlehem and Ramallah

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
دراسات حالة من بيت لحم ورام الله
Year of Publication: 
2011
Authors: 
Jafar Subhi Hardan Suleima
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Tourism and Archeology , An-Najah National University
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

This study investigated the demographic characteristics, the travel experiences and the intentions to revisit of international tourists to the cities of Bethlehem and Ramallah, which are located in Palestine. The study conducted a survey to collect data from 293 international visitors, 8years after the second Palestinian uprising called intifada began. The results revealed that the majority of the foreign tourists were Europeans who traveled for religious and spiritual purposes. Moreover, most of the tourists were willing to revisit Palestine. This study resulted in a comprehensive understanding of tourism characteristics under the current political circumstances of Palestine, leading to signi fi cant implications for tourism policy makers.

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