Geo-economics and considerations on the tourism industry with emphasis on historical cities tourism and ecotourism in Iran

Pishgahifard, Zahra & Salehi, Hassan (2014) Geo-economics and considerations on the tourism industry with emphasis on historical cities tourism and ecotourism in Iran. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 15(1), pp. 301-310.

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Considering its many potentials in the tourism industry, Iran has constantly been among the leading countries seeking development in this industry. Iran is a country with many attractions in different tourism sections including cultural, urban, and monument tourism, and ancient places as well as ecotourism, and water tourism etc. for tourists. However, Iran has never economically prospered regarding its potentials in this industry as compared to its rivals. Thus, the main objective of this work is to list the main necessities of harnessing economic power and required instruments to fulfill this goal. In addition, the tourism industry is discussed as an important strategy for reaching this power, and the Iranian wildlife is introduced as an intact environment. It is also discussed that what economic benefits are obtained through using this tourism industry. It must be noted that the main emphasis of this work is on urban, monument tourism, ancient places, and ecotourism as a case study in two Iranian provinces. Finally, the required analyses are performed considering the affinity between these two sections and two provinces.

Results indicated that while Iran having the highest percent of growth compared to the two other countries active in this area, however this advantage has not significantly affected the GDP in Iran, and Iran has not been able to improve its geo-economic capacity in this area.

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ID Code: 81950
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Geo-economics, Tourism Industry, Ecotourism, Historical Cities Tourism
ISSN: 2307-4531
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2015 02:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2015 21:48

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