Trends in Jordan Tourism and Hospitality Literature: A Systematic Review


  • Fawwaz Alhamad
  • Ghazi Al-Weshah
  • Ayman Harb


Advance systematic reviews have been a focal point in evaluating the knowledge progress in the tourism field. However, studies evaluating the nature and quality of the Jordanian tourism research published in peer-reviewed journals are extremely scarce. Considering the PRISMA protocol for systematic review, this study reviews the thematic, theoretical, and methodological aspects of the Jordanian tourism and hospitality published research. All tourism and hospitality studies in three major databases (Science Direct, EBSCO, and Emerald) published across 63 journals until 2020 were considered for the review. The results of this study offer a critical analysis of the current body of research available and its intent is to strengthen the understanding of Jordanian tourism while simultaneously discovering gaps and trends in previous studies. The findings will likely benefit researchers and practitioners in clarifying important insights into tourism research in the Jordanian context.




How to Cite

Alhamad, F., Al-Weshah, G., & Harb, A. (2021). Trends in Jordan Tourism and Hospitality Literature: A Systematic Review. Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, 48(4). Retrieved from