Educational Tour to Explore Rural Tourism in Jordan

History and Archeology Faculty and students explored Jordan's experience in rural tourism in an educational tour aimed to further develop the minor of rural tourism in Palestine, which was first launched on January 2015 and funded by the World Bank.

The tour offered an understanding for participants of the key issues and techniques involved for developing and managing rural tourism, and examine the environmental and social concepts, and frameworks that define the industry.

Along with seventeen students, project manager and history department chair Hamed Salem, project coordinator Yasimn Jaghab, geography professor Hussein Al- Rimmawi, Rafat Jameel director of tours and a guide at the Rozana Association.

Students were introduced to tourism legislations and regulations and the methods of developing rural tourism which will contribute to the development of rural areas. They also learned how to create an  informative and entertaining tourism program.

The tour included several field visits to a number of archaelological sites and rural projects, including Ajloun, Madaba, Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais and Umm el- Jimal.

The project was held in partnership of a number of private and public sector organizations, in addition to the civil society.