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Moteei-langroudi S H, Rezaeyeh-azadi M. The Evaluation of Tourism Economy from Host Community’s View Point in Oromee-e Band Resort. SPACE ECONOMY & RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2013; 2 (4) :75-91
URL: http://serd.khu.ac.ir/article-1-1660-en.html
1- Prof. in Geography and Rural Planning, Geography Faculty, Tehran University , shmotiee@ut.ac.ir
2- Msc in Geography and Tourism planning, Geography Faculty, Tehran University
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Economic outcomes and consequences are among one of the most prominent reasons for tourism planners. Tourism is being considered as major motive as long as the economic development is concerned. Taking into account peasant’s economic status as well as downward trend in agricultural activity and high rate of rural migration, there exists a need regarding an economic alternative complementary with agriculture. This in turn leads to rural sustainable development as well as sustainable livelihood. This is associated with improvement in quality of life and rural satisfaction. Band resort, a tourism destination located in vicinity of Oromee-e taking into consideration its prime location and eco-tourism potentials and its closeness to Oromee-e is capable of attracting many tourists. However, not all of the potentials and capabilities of this resort have been uncovered toward sustainable tourism economy. This study aims to investigate the economic impacts from host community’s point of view. It is based on descriptive and analytical method. Sample size happens to be 300 households extracted out of Band village. Data analysis requires application of non-parametric χ2 and T test. This paper shows that tourism has led to economic impacts including creation of job opportunities, revenue for the peasants. However, increase in land price is among its negative economic
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