Assessing the feasibility of developing tourism industry for sustainable development of Mokran coasts: A case study of Jaask Zone

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Abstract. Tourism industry has gained more and more significance in global economic world and it is considered as one of the most lucrative and competitive industries in the world. Numerous studies have shown that this industry has an important role in creating jobs, improving the environment and sustainable development, etc. In this line, for making use of the potentials and capabilities of different areas within the country, the development of tourism industry becomes highlighted.  Hence, coasts are one of  the most important tourist attraction spots which attract lots of tourists. Tourism, as one of the most dynamic economic activities in the new era, plays an important role in coastal sustainable development. This industry brings about economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for geographical locations through simultaneous combination of domestic and foreign resources. Nowadays, the institutions which run tourism industry worldwide admit to the value of nature tourism affairs and the necessity to take care of the environment more than before. The coasts of Mokran are among the coasts which have unique tourism attractions nationwide and within the region. Among the most important attractions which can be a step toward sustainable development of Mokran coasts, the geomorphosites of this region especially the risen coast of Jaask, flower-like formations, wind-like shapes, tidal marshes, gulfs and also natural, historical and cultural attractions. Hence, geomorphological phenamena have led to the formation of diverse shapes through wind, water and coastal processes which are considered as potential capacities for sustainable development of tourism industry in Mokran coasts and Jaask zone. The present research has used descriptive-analytical method due to the theoretical nature of the subject. Therefore, the library method was used for taking note of the data and information resources. The aim of this research is to know the tourism attractions of Jaask zone in order to gain sustainable development for Mokran coast and assess the feasibility of developing tourism industry in order to create jobs, increase income, eliminate poverty from Jaask zone in order to achive sustainable development for Mokran coasts.


Tourism industry, tourism, sustainable development, planning, Mokran coasts, Jaask zone

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