Tourism took one of the hardest hits during COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Jordan and India, as they are tourism-dependent countries. Despite the restrictions that followed the pandemic, this study identifies the positive influence that this may have caused in enhancing local tourism. The study employed qualitative research methodology in which a sample of 30 interviews were conducted using convenience sampling technique in India and Jordan. Data was analysed using the thematic analysis. Results suggest that countries that have positive country image during the pandemic, may motivate civilians participate in domestic tourism resulting in improving local economy. The issue addressed is first of its kind in exploring the positive impact of COVID-19 on domestic tourism.
Khair, N., Verma, V. C., & El-Deeb, S. (2022). Positive influences of COVID-19 on local touristic sites: The role of country image in stimulating tourism in Jordan and India. In L. Altinay, O. M. Karatepe, & M. Tuna (Eds.), Advances in managing tourism across continents (Vol. 2, pp. 1–14). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833080
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