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Journal:   GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPACE   FALL 2013 , Volume 2 , Number 8; Page(s) 37 To 58.
 
Paper: 

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN DESERT AREAS OF IRAN: (A CASE STUDY: FAHRAJ VILLAGE - YAZD PROVINCE)

 
 
Author(s):  AGHAZAMAN Y.*, GHADERI E.
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH
 
Abstract: 

Tourism today is regarded as a tool for sustainable rural development. This study identifies tourism resources in the village of Fahraj and how to use those resources in order to develop the village sustainably. The quantitative research methodology uses close-ended questionnaires based on Likert-type scales for a sample of 86 participants, including villagers and village authorities. The study shows that Fahraj has resources for tourism development, including a mosque, suitable infrastructures and a close proximity to Yazd, but these factors cannot be considered as resources of income and employment in the village. Butler’s (1980) model suggests that Fahraj is in an exploratory stage with tourism potential which is for mostly untapped. We evaluated the potential by examining economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors, as well as host community, i.e., the village satisfaction.
Although existing limited tourism has resulted in positive socio-cultural and environmental impact which has encouraged conservation and the renovation of historical monuments, it had no economic effect nor paved the way for sustainable rural tourism. However, the lack of tourism has not caused any negative impact on the village. In addition, villagers expressed their satisfaction for tourism development in their village.

 
Keyword(s): RURAL TOURISM, SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABLE RURAL TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, FAHRAJ VILLAGE
 
 
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APA: Copy

AGHAZAMAN, Y., & GHADERI, E. (2013). SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN DESERT AREAS OF IRAN: (A CASE STUDY: FAHRAJ VILLAGE - YAZD PROVINCE). GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPACE, 2(8), 37-58. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410525



Vancouver: Copy

AGHAZAMAN Y., GHADERI E.. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN DESERT AREAS OF IRAN: (A CASE STUDY: FAHRAJ VILLAGE - YAZD PROVINCE). GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPACE. 2013 [cited 2021October16];2(8):37-58. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410525



IEEE: Copy

AGHAZAMAN, Y., GHADERI, E., 2013. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN DESERT AREAS OF IRAN: (A CASE STUDY: FAHRAJ VILLAGE - YAZD PROVINCE). GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPACE, [online] 2(8), pp.37-58. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410525.



 
 
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