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Local people perceptions toward social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism in Kermanshah (Iran)

Mohammadi, Mostafa and Khalifah, Zainab and Hosseini, Hasan (2010) Local people perceptions toward social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism in Kermanshah (Iran). Asian Social Science, 6 (11). pp. 220-225. ISSN 1911-2017 (Print); 1911-2025 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n11p220

Abstract

This study examines the locals’ people perceptions about social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism in the cultural heritage destination of Kermanshah in Iran. The study focused on residents in the vicinity of popular heritage attractions in the region. According to the survey, a high percentage of the respondents recognizes and appreciates the positive impacts of tourism towards the local people. Among the impacts, the positive social impacts of tourism were most favorably perceived by the local community. The findings of semi structured interviews with residents supported the survey results.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:local community, tourism impacts, perceptions, Iran
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:37948
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Apr 2014 15:45
Last Modified:22 Feb 2017 11:50

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