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On Wednesday, 3 tourism projects, submitted by male and female researchers, received funding from the Scientific Research and Innovation Support Fund, after it was evaluated by the fund’s specialized committees and in accordance with the instructions and established principles.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mamoun Al-Daba’i, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Chief of the first sub-axis “Tourism Revitalization and Heritage Protection” of the main social and economic axis, Imad Hijazin, sponsored the signing of funding agreements for 23 projects submitted by researchers. From 13 universities, institutions and national research centers, including the three tourism projects.
The ministry indicated that the three tourism projects that received funding were divided as follows: The first project included the establishment of a database for national tourism research and the development of the control panel as an information map for all the statistical inputs of the tourism sector ( the principal reports issued by the ministry), and submitted by the research team including the principal investigator. Muhammad Abu Hijleh of the University of the Middle East, the Director of the Study and Planning Division at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Muhammad al-Sharida, and Hana Hijleh of the Department of Studies and Planning at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
This project aims to create a broad and comprehensive database for the tourism sector, which helps to speed up the process of accessing the data contained in the 7 axes addressed by the Scientific Committee under the title Tourism Development and Heritage Protection accelerated, arising from the Management Committee of the Social and Economic Axis on 29 June last year, Among the 6 axes, which is the evaluation of training and education programs, the narrative (Jordanian story), the evaluation of the current tourism product, heritage protection, documentation , and the quality of tourism services, according to the statement.
The statement added that the project aims to overcome obstacles in front of the public of researchers, whether private or state agencies, through which the necessary tourism data will be collected to facilitate the process of accessing it and its processing or use in various works. facilitated. the future.Tourism and archeology from various sources, the most important of which is the research of Jordanian universities, which study the disciplines of tourism, hospitality, archeology and related disciplines, which assist decision makers and policy makers through comprehensive and well-organized databases.
He explained that the project provides an advanced tourism database classified according to different tourism patterns that serves scientific research locally, regionally and internationally, and serves the researcher wherever he is found by creating a comprehensive, modern and easily accessible database. so that these target groups can access information in the least possible time, effort and cost This service will be provided for investment purposes in the future as it will work as a paid service by regional and international users and will be available free of charge to the local user.
He said the second project submitted by the research team, which includes lead researcher Ali Salem Mustafa Hyassat of Al-Balqa Applied University and Muhammad Ali Oqla Al-Farajat of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, an evaluation of education and training programs include. for the Jordanian tourism sector.
The project aims to integrate the academic curricula with the practical needs of tourism and hospitality students in order to improve their professional qualifications and meet the expectations of stakeholders. It addresses issues and challenges and increases the competitiveness of the Jordanian tourism and hospitality sector.
According to the statement, the research also seeks to build a new approach to formulating the objectives of tourism and hotel education with modern standards, with the participation of stakeholders in all this field, and to address the key issues and challenges facing graduate students in the facing, to address. in the labor market and the extent to which school theories in universities and colleges are compatible with practical application in the labor market in order to help recent graduates build a successful career.
The third project includes documenting the route of the International Incense Road within Jordan, and researching ways to invest and develop it in tourism to include it on the World Heritage List. It was presented by the research team, led by lead researcher Muhammad Wahib of Hashemite University, Firas Alawneh, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud and Muhannad Trad, according to the statement.
According to the project, the Incense Road is one of the oldest international trade routes going through it to reach the Mediterranean coast at the port of Gaza. There are a number of stations in Jordan on this road, the most famous of which is Grendel Station, Thaghwi Station, Bir Mazkour Station and many others.
The project aims to document the international incense road stations, and to connect them with other stations in neighboring countries, due to their economic and tourism importance. The project also aims to include the incense road stations on the World Heritage List.