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Type Journal Article - Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism
Title Domestic tourism in Iran
Author(s)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 109-123
URL https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohammad_Sheykhi/publication/47641735_Domestic_Tourism_in_Iran/​links/0912f50b43c0e04d59000000.pdf
Abstract
The present paper explores and assesses various dimensions of tourist activities,
multiple meanings and uses of tourisms in Iran. The country being endowed with
numerous historical and cultural attractions, heritages and sites, many Iranians,
are interested to visit them. In this way, domestic tourism is improving more than
ever before. In addition to other objectives, domestic tourism contributes to the
integration within different communities in the country. Therefore, native people
are drawn to a variety of national and local attractions such as historical regions,
natural landscapes, museums, religious shrines etc. However, the government has
been highly insistent in developing state schemes aiming at the expansion of
tourism in the country in the past few years. Under the impact of industrialization,
per capita income has increased, and thereby the people have started opting,
more leisure, travel and tour.

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