Developing Principles and Criteria of Planning Ecotourism for Sustainable Management of Tourism

8 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2015

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Fereshte Ahmadi

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch

Omid Khajeh

Islamic Azad University - Department of Urban Planning

Date Written: November 30, 2015

Abstract

In recent years tourism has been extremely important. This issue is seen as a major thrust for the development of industry and economic -- social growth.

Iran is one of the ten countries with historical attractions and one of the five countries with the highest climatic and biological diversity. It has potential in many fields particularly Ecotourism (Nature Tourism) in the world.

Ecotourism is the travel in nature and intended to enjoy that occurs the goals of sustainable development. Ecotourism Study is necessary of the different views: scientific and professional, social -- cultural, physical, economic and environmental.

Main aim of this paper is to achieve the appropriate model for ecotourism in natural areas along the sustainable tourism management. In line with is mentioned this objective: initially defined, the history, significance and role tourism and particular ecotourism in world. Then is discussed to identify principles and criteria for sustainable tourism development, ecotourism projects and components forming the terms tourism planning. Finally offered practical suggestions for Management resorts to considering the principles of environmental management along the principles of tourism management. Research paper method is analytical and based on practical planning process and environmental design.

Keywords: Ecotourism, Planning, Sustainable Development, Tourism Management

Suggested Citation

Ahmadi, Fereshte and Khajeh, Omid, Developing Principles and Criteria of Planning Ecotourism for Sustainable Management of Tourism (November 30, 2015). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 08, No. 11, pp. 63-70, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709136

Fereshte Ahmadi (Contact Author)

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch ( email )

Hamedan, Iran
Iran
Tehran, Isfahan 461-15655
Iran

Omid Khajeh

Islamic Azad University - Department of Urban Planning ( email )

Hamedan, Iran
Iran
Tehran, Isfahan 461-15655
Iran

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