Abdelkader Ababneh

Abdelkader Ababneh
Yarmouk University | YU · Department of tourism

PhD

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Introduction
Abdelkader ABABNEH is currently a professor teaching at the Department of Tourism and Travel at Yarmouk University in Jordan and had also taught at the Department of Conservation and Cultural Resources Management at the same university. ABABNEH holds a PhD in heritage interpretation, management and protection from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. His research focuses primarily on cultural heritage management, protection and interpretation and cultural heritage tourism issues in

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The archaeological site of Umm Qais is a popular tourist destination for both local and foreign tourists who come to appreciate the site’s archaeological history, scenic landscape, and panoramic perspective. The site was the focus of tourism planning, which included the construction of amenities and infrastructure, the creation of tourist circuits,...
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Bibracte is described as a well-managed property with significant heritage value. Even as the site’s managing body and its partners continue to deliver encouraging and engaging projects, there are barriers to success. Thus, the primary purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the possible future challenges that the current management may e...
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The study aimed to analyze the hierarchy of classified hotels in the city of Amman by dividing them into three categories: luxury hotels, business and budget hotels according to the classification adopted by Egan and Neil (2000). The methodology of the study was based on the application of some cartographic techniques and geographic information sys...
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The purpose of this research is to examine empirically the relationships between, on the one side, awareness, feeling of comfort, of Jordanian international travellers towards airport security procedures, and on the other, their intention to re-travel. Three levels of airport security procedures were examined: standard, elevated and racial profilin...
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Using structural equation modeling, this study investigates how tour guide performance influences visitors’ sustainable behavior at cultural heritage sites by examining the mediating effects of visitor experience and satisfaction. The structural model was tested on a sample of 390 visitors at Petra Archaeological Park in Jordan. Tour guide performa...
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Heritage sites are shared by several stakeholders with different values that leading multiple interpretations and uses. Tourism stakeholders play critical roles in developing and planning sustainable heritage tourism. However, little research has been conducted to investigate simultaneously their value perceptions toward heritage sites. Using Petra...
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Umm Qais is one of the largest historical tourist sites in Jordan. It is surrounded by different residential and urban activities. To identify and predict the land use changes that may threaten the historical tourist attractions of Umm Qais, this study utilized LANDSAT images of the area for the years 1985, 1991, 2006, 2010, and 2016 and forecasted...
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By the mid 1970s, the development of monumental and archaeological sites for the purpose of tourism became an aspect of national programs throughout Jordan. The Ministry of Tourism had established divisions and/or departments devoted to surveying, assessing, conserving, and managing historic and archaeological monuments and sites. Many initiatives...
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The quality of Jordan’s archaeological heritage resource for tourism is widely acknowledged, but heritage authorities have hardly begun to explore and develop their tourism potential. Nonetheless, the tourism industry in Jordan is a leading activity for the economy countrywide. Jordan’s tourism and heritage management have undergone quiet and basic...
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The significance of the cultural archaeological heritage sites, however, is still not wholly expressed. This study will critically review the current interpretation policy for different archaeological sites. The objects of this research are heritage interpretation methods conducted by the authorized institutions in and around archaeological sites f...
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Tour guides play a key role in the archaeological site visitor experience by providing interpretation and information. The archaeological site of Jarash, Jordan, is an important heritage destination for a diverse tourist market. It is located in a cultural landscape setting where many archaeological and historical monuments are well preserved. Howe...
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The legacy of travel and hospitality in Jordan extends back more than 1,700 years, as evidenced by the late-antique site of Umm el-Jimal. Travel and hospitality revolved around the axes of trade, and generated a suitable subsistence economy in an area with limited resources. Using architectural analysis, ethnography, and archaeological synthesis, t...
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Th is paper aims to provide a better understanding of the current situation of urban tourism with referring to the experiences of the Arab World. By using bibliographic documentation and descriptive-analytic method, this paper addresses the main opportunities, impediments, and challenges of urban tourism in three Arab cities (Dubai, Cairo and Amman...
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Jordan has diverse tourist resources that have curative and remedial abilities with the capability of providing a wide variety of destination and experiences. Tourism is one of the most important activities in Jordan notably contributing to the expansion of the national economy. Moreover, healthcare and medical tourism based on natural and modern r...
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Many of the problems impacting the visitor experience and comprehension of archaeological sites are derived from their interpretation. This research attempts to investigate interpretation in relation to visitor experience; the interpretive signage of the archaeological site of Umm Qais was chosen for analysis. The appropriateness of the spatial dis...
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This study investigates the challenges that professional Jordanian tourist guides may encounter. The implication of this research stems from the fact that very little research, at least in Jordan, has addressed the problems that tourist guides encounter. Qualitative methods, using participants’ observations and in-depth interviewing methods, were u...
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The management of archaeological heritage is complex and problematic for site identity and local culture. Inattention to the array of values of heritage sites leads to the supremacy of a number of them and provides a controversy story of the archaeological site in question. Any heritage management and interpretation effort should correctly identify...
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Heritage management is employed by many countries to facilitate site development as well as to assist in the preservation of heritage. Heritage management is particularly complex because public and private, and sometimes local communities are involved. Despite the fact that some literature is devoted to the protection and management of heritage sit...
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Protected areas play a vital role in attracting tourists in a given geographical area; therefore, the network of protected areas within a given country should represent the various biogeographical regions and vegetation types. This research is considered the first study that aims to analyze the repersentativness of biogeographical regions and veget...
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Heritage tourism in Jordanian archeological sites experiences a wide range of problems, and current planning does not address all the difficulties in an adequate manner or in an equal depth. The primary goal of this article is to gain a better idea about present heritage tourism management in the Decapolis sites in Jordan. The article describes how...
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In 1985, the monument of Qusair Amra a particularly well-preserved Islamic palace site was afforded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. In turn, a steadily increasing number of cultural tourists have visited the area since that time. However, the topic of presentation of heritage resources is still an emergent notion in Jordan. Moreover, an integrat...
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Umm Qais is one of the most significant archaeological tourist attractions in Jordan besides Petra and Jerash. It is also popular with locals due to its rich diversity of natural history features and landscapes. However, there has been no detailed study of approaches to visitor management at the site. This paper investigates the visitor management...
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Résumé Cette étude présente une analyse de l'état du patrimoine archéologique jordanien et plus particulièrement du site archéologique de Jarash au Nord de la Jordanie. Elle a pour objectif l’évaluation des actions menées pour sa mise en valeur. Comment les collectivités et l’Etat jordanien assurent l’intégrité, l’accessibilité et la préservation...

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