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Master in Tourism Studies (MRTS)

Program Mission

Palestine is a significant center of pilgrimage to three monotheistic religions, with a rich cultural and historical heritage and natural attractions.  The tourism industry is a significant contributor to the present Palestinian economy and will undoubtedly form the backbone for a thriving economy for the future Palestinian state.

The main aim of the Master in Tourism Studies is to provide a trained constituency equipped with a detailed knowledge and research skills on the interrelation between tourism, pilgrimage, and cultural industries, and the relation between these and economic and social development in general and in Palestine in particular. Particular attention will be given to the role of institutions in the sector. The course has been devised to be of particular relevance to developing and/or transitional economies that so much characterize economy in Palestine.

Registration for 2019/2020 is open, Click here for information

Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism

Mr. Nabil Mufdi


Rania Abdel Nour
Administrative Assistant
IATA/UFTAA Training Program Administrative Coordinator




Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine