Factors Affecting the Development of Tourism Industry in Iran
9 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2010 Last revised: 3 Dec 2010
Date Written: June 9, 2010
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
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