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Tourism Development and Residents' Attitude: A Case Study of Yazd, Iran

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  • Rastegar, Hamidreza
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    The Yazd residents look at tourism development with a promising future to bring more income to the area that can be shared. Investors search to find new attractive business and middle and low classes in the community look to find better job opportunities. This paper assesses the attitude and perception of local residents toward this fast growing industry and also their expectation of authority regarding tourism development in Yazd city. A questionnaire was designed based on five point Likert scale and total 320 usable questionnaires were collected from local residents. Though the result shows positive attitude of local people towards tourism development but they are not totally satisfied with tourism management in the area.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25325.

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    Date of creation: 12 Aug 2009
    Date of revision: 26 Jan 2010
    Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 2.5(2010): pp. 203-211
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25325
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    1. Beierle, Thomas, 1998. "Public Participation in Environmental Decisions: An Evaluation Framework Using Social Goals," Discussion Papers dp-99-06, Resources For the Future.
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