Factors Affecting the Development of Tourism Industry in Iran

9 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2010 Last revised: 3 Dec 2010

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Fateme Tohidy Ardahaey

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Elahe Haydaryzadeh

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University

Date Written: June 9, 2010

Abstract

This research aims to study the importance of public participation in tourism development in Iran. It is initially dealt with the phenomenon of tourism and its importance, then such factors influencing the development of tourism industry as security, citizen participation, media and information technology are stated and a conceptual model for the research is offered. It is concluded that public involvement results in better decisions and community decisions that involve citizens are more likely to be acceptable to the local people. Also, the role of government in providing security and the role of media and information technology was proved to be significant in development of tourism industry in the country.

Keywords: tourism, tourism industry, participation, security, media, information technology

Suggested Citation

Tohidy Ardahaey, Fateme and Haydaryzadeh, Elahe, Factors Affecting the Development of Tourism Industry in Iran (June 9, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622603

Fateme Tohidy Ardahaey (Contact Author)

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Elahe Haydaryzadeh

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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