Transportation accessibility to and within tourist attractions in the Old City of Jerusalem

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Using the case of the Old City of Jerusalem, this study investigates the interrelations between urban tourism and transportation systems needed to support tourist activity. The study first characterized the parameters influencing the level of accessibility of tourist flows to the main tourist attractions of Jerusalem. This characterization process proved that the unique urban structure of Jerusalem and, more specifically, its old walled city, has major bearing on the mobility of its visiting tourists. Subsequently, it looked at the most effective strategies of transportation management to be supported by appropriate infrastructure and means of transport. These strategies are categorized into three approaches: transportation-orientated approach, tourism-orientated approach and technology-based approach. The derived end product was a recommendation on the preferred combined strategies, involving techniques such as decentralization of the tourism demand, better transportation-orientated management of the tourist attractions, improved tourism demand management, improved solutions to constraints imposed on land-use in the Old City and the introduction of information technology as a supporting management tool. All recommendations made as a result of this study are subject to Jerusalem's security situation and to the geo-political agreement, which will hopefully be attained shortly in this city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-481
Number of pages21
JournalTourism Geographies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Jerusalem
  • Transportation systems
  • Transportation-orientated management
  • Urban tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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