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

Alireza BARATI, Mohsen ABEDI DORCHEH
1.737 668

Abstract


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.


Keywords


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

Full Text:

PDF


References


Asayesh, Hossein and Estelaji Alireza (2003). The principles and methods of regional planning; 1st version, Azad University of Shahr Rey

Al Ahmad, Mehrdad and Barzgar Abdolrahman, Monfared Hashem (2012). Mokran coasts as gates to the oceans; the 1st seminar on Mokran coasts and marine supremacy of Iran; Tehran, 1st volume; the office for theoretical researches and strategic studies of NAJA

AhrariRoodi, Mohiodin; Musavi Herami, Reza; Lak, Razieh; Mo'tamed, Ahmad; Mahboobi, Asadolah (2011); Environmental-sedimentology examination of Iran's Mokran sea coastal areas (south of Sistan Baloochestan); Applied Geology Periodical; 7th year; number 4, pp 29-289

Azani, Mehdi (2002). Urban sustainable development; a case study of Isfahan; PhD dissertation; Isfahan University

Ismaelzadeh Hasan (2003). Planning for the spatial development of Bonab county; MA thesis in geography and urban planning; Tehran; Teacher Training University

Ayaft, Amir (1996). An introduction on the new concept of ecotourism; Environment Periodical, number 1

BeikMohammadi, Hossein (2000). A new perspective on the economic effects of developing tourism in case of Iran; Economic and political information magazine, numebrs 157-158

Papoliyazdi, Mohammad Hossein and Saghaee Mehdi (2009). The nature and concepts of tourism; 3rd version; Tourism website

Sobooti, Hojjat (2008). Examining the factors effective on tourism development; Tourism website

Khatoon Abadi, Ahmad (2005). Aspects of sustainable development (from reflection to action); 1st volume; Isfahan Jahad Daneshgahi Publication

Darvish, Mohammad and Rahbar Ismaeil (2005). Educations in researches about desert and desertification; Jangal and Marta' magazine. Number 42

Rahimi, Hossein (2001). The role of culture in sustainable development; Economic- political information; 15th year. Numbers 11-12

Zahediasl Mohammad (2002). The fundamentals of social welfare; Tehran; Alameh Tabatabaee University Publication

Rezvani, Ali Asghar (2006). Geography and tourism industry; 5th publication; Tehran; Payam Noor University Publication

Zarghani, Hadi and Gholizadeh Masoomeh (2012). Examining and analyzing the strategic role and status of Mokran coasts; 1st seminar for national development of Mokran coasts; paper code:1041; Konarak; Department of sailing and marine sciences of Chabahar; the 3rd marine force base of the army

World Tourism Organization (2000). Tourism planning nationally and regionally; translators: Ranjbaran Bahram and Zahedi Mohammad; 1st version; Isfahan; Jahad Daneshgahi Research Office

World Tourism Organization (2000). Tourism planning nationally and regionally; Translator: Abdolahzadeh Mahmood; specialized edition by: Mostoufi Nasrolah; 1st verion; Tehran; The office for cultural researches

Organization of budgeting and planning (2005). Examining the socio-cultural obstacles of developing tourism in Zanjan Province (with an emphasis on attitudes)

Soltani Arab Shahi, Mohsen (2004); Development management; Tehran; Ostadi Publication

Shia Ismael (2004); An introduction on principles of urban planning; 14th version; Elmo Sanaat Publication

Sadrmusavi, Mirsattar and Dakhilkahnamooie, Javad (2004). An introduction on planning tourism resorts; The periodical of Social and Humanities department; Tabriz University; number 17

Zargham Hamid (2010). A sustainable and durable approach; Tehran, Mehkameh Publication

Zargham Hamid (2010). Planning tourism development; Tehran, Mehkameh Publication

Aghili, Vahid (2009); Persian Gulf, Environment and sustainable development; a collection of papers from national seminar on the status of Persian Gulf in global strategic changes; 1st version; summer 2008; Garmsar; Tehran; Gita Shenasi Geography and Cartography Institute

Alaeetaleghani, Mahmood (2005). Geomorphology of Iran; 3rd version; Tehran; Ghomes Publication

Gerakusian, Ana (2003). Let's make a sustainable future; 4th year; number 15; Tehran; Sabz Magazine

Lanburg Donald (2004). Tourism economy. Translated by Farzin Mohammadreza; Tehran. Published by the Institute of Commercial researches and studies

Mahmoodi Farajolah (2007). Dynamic geomorphology. Tehran; Payam Noor University Publication; 8th version

Maknoon Reza (1997). Researches on the process of sustainable development; Rahyaft Periodical, number 17

Maleki Saeed. Sustainable city and urban sustainable development; Maskan and Enghelab Periodical, number 102

Madhooshi Mehrdad (2003). Evaluating the obstacles on developing tourism in Lorestan Province. Commercial researches periodical, number 28

Yousefinejad Majid (2001). Exploring natural resources managers' viewpoints towards sustainable development; Jangal and Marta' monthly magazine, number 50

Ghadirimasoom, Mojtaba; Estelaji, Alireza and Pazooki Masoomeh (2010). Sustainable tourism (rural and tribal). 1st version; Tehran. Tehran University Publication

Madhooshi, Mehrdad; Naserpoor, Nader (2003). Evaluating the obstacles for developing tourism in Lorestan; Commercial Researches Periodical; number 28

Naderi, Medi; Kalantari Karim and Hosseini Khalil, et al (2009). a content analysis of the rate of correspondence between social, cultural and economic development plans policies and sustainable development model; Roosta and Tose eh Periodical; 12th year; number 3

Nekuisadr Bahram (2009). The fundamentals of land tourism with an emphasis on Iran; 2nd version; Tehran; SAMT Publication

Negaresh, Hossein; Khaledi, Shahryar; Golkarami, Abed and Zandi, Rahman (2009). The geotourism attractions of mud flushes in Sistan Baloochestan Province; Amayesh Periodical; Fall, 2009, pp 78-99

Negaresh, Hossein (2004). The geomorphologic features of raised coasts in southeast of Iran; Land geography magazine; 1st year; Spring 2004. Pp 90-101

Nohegar, Ahmad and Yamani Mojtaba (2006). Geomorphology of the east coast of Hormoz Strait; Bandar bbas; Hormozgan University Publication

Noorbakhsh Hossein (2003). Iranian ports in Persian Gulf (What do I know about Iran?); 1st version; Tehran; the office for cultural research

Yamani Mojtaba (1999). The effect of water movement in Oman Sea on the formation and perfection of tidal lagoons; geographical researches; number 37; December 1999. Pp 19-34

Coastal tourism working Group: NOV (2001): TANZANIA coastal management partnership

Cachadi, Feoli, Learenco, Lieopart, Lobo, Ferreira, Noronla, Sawkar (2002): Coastal tourism environment and sustain able local development

Fleischer, A. (1997). Raral Tourism, Tourism Managment, Vol: 18, No: 6

Haughton, G. C. (1994). Managing Sustainable Urban Development, Averbury Studies in Green Research

Papathedorou, A. Haiyan, S. (2005), International tourism forecast: time series analysis of world and regional data, tourism economics, vol57, no.1; pp: 13-20.

Roseland, M. Dimension of eco-city, Cities. 14(4): 197- 202, 199

www. hchto.ir/index.php/component/joomgallery/.../jask; access date; Wednesday; November 2014; the Office for cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism of Hormozgan Province.