The ongoing development in Jordan, the big contribution of tourism to the country’s GDP and the need for highly qualified human resources in tourism and hospitality fields led to establishing the Department of Guidance and Tourism Development at The University of Jordan.

The numbers of inbound tourists to Jordan and the numbers of tourism and travel companies are increasing. Therefore, it is very important to provide tourism – service - sector with highly educated, trained and qualified human resources by improving existing teaching and training methods.

The lack of good hospitality and tourism training programs and the need of the Jordanian labor market for qualified human resources led to the establishment of the Department of Guidance and Tourism Development at the beginning of the academic year 2009/2010.

The vision of the department is to be excellent in providing students with several skills that they will need in their careers in the future. Therefore, the department is seeking to develop its teaching methods by having more computer and simulation laboratories in addition to adapting new educational techniques.