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International Journal of Geography and Geology

December 2014, Volume 3, 12, pp 159-169

Strategies for Tourism Development in National Parks with the Use of Swot Model (Case: Golestan National Park)

Khodarahm Bazzi


Gholam Reza Khoshfar


Hossein Mousa Zadeh

Khodarahm Bazzi 1
Gholam Reza Khoshfar 2
Hossein Mousa Zadeh 3

  1. Associate Professor, department of geography and urban planning, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran 1

  2. Assistant Professor, Department of political and social science, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran 2

  3. M.A. Student of Geography and Urban Planning, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran 3


Nowadays, tourism industry is one of the important sources of production, income, occupation and building infrastructure to achieve sustainable development. In addition many of the policy makers and development planners reminded it as a main pillar of sustainability. According to this, tourism in national parks is considered as an important dimension of tourism. Due to this, there is a question here which is what are the potentials and tourism limitations in national parks? And how can we use the strategies to improving the tourism development in national parks which causing the tourism growth and also the national development? According to this , the present article by using the field studies, determining the strength and weaknesses, opportunities and threats is offering strategies and solutions in order to tourism development in Golestan National park. The achieved results of SWOT method showed that the mentioned area has vast capabilities in tourism which requiring attention and appropriate planning in this area.
Contribution/ Originality
Due to the importance of the role of Golestan National Park in attracting tourists and the lack of the sufficient attention to this issue, we can say this present article is to identify the capabilities and existence potentials in the region; and indeed, the main role of this article is to provide solutions to develop tourism in Golestan National Park.



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