Nidal Alzboun

Nidal Alzboun
University of Jordan | UJ · Department of Geography

Ph.D in Tourism Management

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Introduction
Nidal Alzboun , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of tourism management and tourism geographies in Geography Department at The University of Jordan. He received his Ph.D. in Tourism Management from Clemson University at The US. His areas of research interests are tourism management, tourism planning, sustainable tourism development, destination image, and tourism economics. He also served as Assistant Dean for Quality and Development Affairs at Faculty of Arts between 2015 and 2017.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - August 2020
University of Jordan
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 2011 - December 2014
Clemson University
Field of study
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

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Publications (23)
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Jordan has received more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees, including 656,213 registered with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since the beginning of Syrian crisis in 2011. Jordanians are acutely feeling significant impacts of the refugees on their daily lives and refugees' pressure on services, natural resources and the labor m...
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هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى توضيح خصائص السياحة الريفية في مسار درب الأردن السياحي، وبيان دوره في تنمية المجتمعات المحلية. وقد اعتمدت نتائج الدراسة على تحليل إجابات عينة الدراسة التي بلغت 420 سائحًا من خلال أداة الدراسة (الاستبانة) التي وُزّعت على عينة متاحة من سيّاح مسار درب الأردن، كما تم إجراء 34 مقابلة مع أبناء المجتمعات المحلية. واعتمدت الدراسة على ا...
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The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which Katara Cultural Village enhances the image of Qatar, based on reviewers’ posts on TripAdvisor. It also sought to analyze the current situation of Katara from the managers’ perspective. A total of 2,342 comments about Katara on the TripAdvisor website were analyzed using content analysis. Thre...
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Perceived value is understood to be a precursor of visitor satisfaction and loyalty and it is impacted by product quality. The relations between quality, value, and satisfaction have been gaining increasing attention in the marketing and tourism fields. Accordingly, this study examines visitors' evaluations of Katara Cultural Village events and ser...
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This study investigates the impact of the general trend of annual and autumn rainfall at five weather stations in different climatic zones of middle and northern Jordan. In this area, 50% of the country's wheat and 63% of its barley are cultivated. The general trend of autumn rains in all the study stations shows a decline, as indicated by several...
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This study investigates the impact of the general trend of annual and autumn rainfall at five weather stations in different climatic zones of middle and northern Jordan. In this area, 50% of the country's wheat and 63% of its barley are cultivated. The general trend of autumn rains in all the study stations shows a decline, as indicated by several...
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This study analyzes the characteristics of land use/land cover change in Jordan's Irbid governorate, 1984-2018, and predicts future land use/land cover for 2030 and 2050 using a cellular automata-Markov model. The results inform planners and decision makers of past and current spatial dynamics of land use/land cover change and predicted urban expan...
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The study aimed at examining excursion patterns and behavior of public parks visitors in Jordan. It also aimed to identify the motivations of visitors to visit public parks in Jordan to reveal their attitudes towards harmful practices on the parks environment in the study area, and to find out the relationship between the social and economic charac...
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This study aims at identifying the role of national culture curriculum in developing and promoting students’ citizenship values. To achieve this objective, Descriptive analytical method and questionnaire was distributed to a sample (745) student at The University of Jordan for the academic year 2017/2018. The results of the study found that the rol...
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This study aims to identify the perceptions of the University of Jordan’s students toward the effectiveness of using electronic learning platforms (Edraak) in developing their self-learning skills in national culture course. The sample of the study included 745 students of those who studied national culture course during the 2nd semester 2017/2018....
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هدفت الدراسة إلى تحليل تيارات التسوق الرئيسية نحو السوبرماركت والمراكز التجارية كبيرة الحجم (السوبرماركت كبيرة الحجم، المحلات التجارية الكبرى، والمتاجر الشاملة ضخمة المساحة) في مدينة عمان، وتحليل خصائص المتسوقين المرتادين لها، وأنماط التسوق لديهم، بالاعتماد على تحليل إجابات عينة الدراسة التي بلغت 2100 شخص من خلال تطبيق أداة الدراسة المستخدمة (الاست...
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هدفت الدراسة للتعرف إلى أثر الربيع العربي في دول الشرق الأوسط على القطاع السياحي الاردني، ومدى تأثر دولة آمنة كالأردن، بعدم استقرار دول الجوار. وانطلقت الدراسة من افتراضين: الأول، وجود علاقة بين ثورات الربيع العربي وتراجع قطاع السياحة في الأردن، أما الثاني، فينطلق من انتعاش قطاع السياحة في الاردن نتيجة لثورات الربيع العربي، بسبب استقرار البلد وأمنه...
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The present study sought to explore the characteristics of domestic tourists in Jordan in terms of patterns, motivations, challenges and opportunities. A sample of 556 residents was collected through online survey technique. The quantitative approach was employed to analyze the data. The results indicated that coastal tourism beside adventure touri...
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Despite the current wide-spread interest in protected area tourism, it continues to be relatively new phenomenon among Jordanians. Although much research has been conducted on this phenomenon, little attention has been focused on the study of protected area tourism in the Arab World. Given this lack of research, particularly in Jordan, the study re...
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Petra is a mature tourism destination in the south of Jordan with a degree of seasonality over the last 10 years. Despite the recognized importance of Petra for the tourism industry in Jordan, there has been a lack of studies that discuss seasonal demand variations and its impacts on other related industries in the region. Yet, this study aims at a...
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The study aimed to provide a better understanding of financial leakages in a sample of classified hotels in Jordan in terms of its reasons, its channels, and potential ways to reduce it from hotel managers’ perspective. Eighteen semistructured interviews were conducted with hotel managers. The results showed a high level of awareness regarding fina...
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Broadly speaking, the notion 'Tourism for all' has been intensively promoted and tourists with special needs have gained extensive acknowledgement in the tourism literature in the past decade. To be specific, there has been a growth of interest among senior people in the tourism literature in the last few years. However, when literature is reviewed...
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Broadly speaking, the notion 'Tourism for all' has been intensively promoted and tourists with special needs have gained extensive acknowledgment in the tourism literature in the past decade. To be specific, there has been a growth of interest among senior people in the tourism literature in the last few years. However, when the literature is revie...
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The tourism industry in the Middle East was affected by instability and dramatic political circumstances changing the map of tourist destinations in the region. The purpose of the current study is twofold; first, to explore perceived challenges by tourists from Gulf countries when they decide to visit Jordan. Second, to identify the potential oppor...
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This study aims to assess the effect of sustainability practices on financial leakages in the hotel industry in Jordan. A self-administered survey was distributed to hotel managers in all 213 classified hotels in Amman, Aqaba, Petra, and the Dead Sea area. Of these, 163 questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 76.5%. Confirmatory Factor...
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This study explores the geographic distribution of the secondary schools and the factors that affect the students' success rates in Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Palestine. Three main sets of factors assumed to affect students' success rates were considered and grouped in terms of: student-related factors, teacher-related factors, and school s...

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