Department of Sustainable Tourism

About Department

This department offers a B.A. degree in "Tourism Guidance".  It is designed to prepare students for a career in the tourism industry, including the management and operation of tourism attractions, various businesses that serve travelers and tourists, in addition to all organizations related to the development of tourism industry.   

Objectives and  Vision
1. Enhancement of sustainable tourism in Jordan, through providing highly skilled graduates who possess the awareness of the importance of growing tourism and importance of protecting archaeological sites and artifacts, in addition to appropriate management of the sites with emphasis on creating job opportunities for different involved parties.
2. Implementation of advanced research and studies on issues related to the development of sustainable tourism in different sites and attractions, and prepare management programs for attractive touristic sites in Jordan.
3. Conduct archaeological survey and consultations in the fields of archaeology, tourism and heritage in cooperation with research institutions, government, NGOs, and the local community.
4. Discovering and excavating archaeological sites in Zarqa and other districts, that is in addition to train the students in field operations in management, conservation and documentation. 
5. To establish information systems and websites for archaeology, tourism and heritage and adopting electronic systems in learning.
6. To hold local, regional and international conferences, workshops and seminars on topics related to the application of science and technology in tourism and archaeology, as well as the sponsoring and coordinating of training programs, which are necessary for assisting the public and private sector in implementation of techniques and methods for the preservation and conservation of Jordan is cultural heritage.

Future Vision
1-  Support the scientific research related to tourism and heritag
2-  Develop relations with other institutions interested in the areas related to tourism and management and of cultural resources.
3-  Rehabilitation of traditional villages and stress on their value and sustainability in serving tourism
4-  Establish a specialized library for archaeological and heritage research.
5-  Activate the relation with the different authorities involved in tourism.