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Domestic Tourism in Iran

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  • Sheykhi, Mohammad Taghi
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    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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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25309.

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    Date of creation: 10 May 2008
    Date of revision: 03 Jul 2008
    Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 1.4(2009): pp. 109-123
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25309

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    Keywords: industrialization. socio-economic change. leisure. cultural attractions. quality of life;

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