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use is the most important; real time and correct information are
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The studied area is located in the eastern coast of Caspian Sea at the
Gilan province in Iran including the sea shores at Rudsar, Langaroud,
Lahijan, and Astane Ashrafiyeh cities. This research aims to study and
analyze the important factors on developing tourism industry in the
selected area. Therefore, the influential capabilities that lead to
growth of potential tourists and tourism in the coasts, and have
positive impacts on the economy and job growth of the area have been
evaluated; the current weak points are discussed as well. This research
employed field operation, observation, interview, survey and opinions of
experts for data collection and analysis of the current situation in
this area. Results show that to improve the tourism industry in the
eastern coast of Caspian sea, the current coast-relevant proposals have
to be integrated with other tourism factors applicable in the sea
coasts; such as linking the sea and mountain, enhancing the cooperation
of local people, increasing the number of secured sites, increasing the
number of lifeguards, providing utility services in the research area,
equipping the infrastructures specially accessibility and
transportation, health and security, education and information. At the
end, strategic suggestion are provided.
This study is one of the few studies of tourism management on the
eastern coast of the Caspian sea using a combination of SWOT and QSPM
that is examined.