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Evaluation of the Framework of Urban Tourism in Iraq
American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 50-58
Received: Jul. 4, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 16, 2020; Published: Jul. 28, 2020
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Saad Khudhair Al-jumaily, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Eman Tahseen Maki, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
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Most countries seek to develop and protect their economy from collapse and avoid risks, Some countries depend on economic diversification, some depend on natural resources, Like oil to achieve economic growth, including Iraq, which lacks industry, agriculture, and human resources management to support development at the present time for various reasons, the most important of which is relying on selling oil in the first place, And the spending of resources achieved on the local community, therefore, development depends on oil resources only and on the justice of the central government and its vision for development. Iraq is a country rich in its civilization and historical depth in the region. It includes many historical, cultural, natural and religious sites scattered throughout Iraq, but it lacks how to invest in supporting economic development. Accordingly, the research assumes that the resources obtained from urban tourism differ in their effectiveness and their impact on spatial development events from the revenues accruing from the sale of oil. The current research aims to reach mechanisms for converting Iraqi cities into tourist destinations that combine religious, cultural, natural and medical tourism as an entry point to increase opportunities for distributing resources directly to the local community through the idea of urban tourism without relying on oil resources. The results of the practical study of Iraqi cities showed that they are weak cities that do not meet the requirements of urban tourism, although they include a large number of historical sites and civilizational, natural and religious monuments, therefore they need to review policies related to tourism and planning.
Urban Tourism, Global Competition, Internal Challenges, External Challenges
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Saad Khudhair Al-jumaily, Eman Tahseen Maki, Evaluation of the Framework of Urban Tourism in Iraq, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 50-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20200503.12
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