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

mostafa mohammadi

Abstract


This study examines local 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 answers, emphasizes the positive impacts of tourism toward local people. Besides, social aspects of tourism impacts are found to be the strongest and most favorable perceptions. The Findings in Semi structured interviews with residents supported the survey results.


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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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