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American Journal of Rural Development. 2015, 3(1), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-3-1-1
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The Priorities of the Government’s Role in Rural Tourism Development in Tehran Province (from Local People, Tourists and the Authorities’ Point of View)

Farideh Azimi1,

1Department of Extension & Education, Jehad-e-Agriculture Organization, Tehran, Iran

Pub. Date: January 09, 2015

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Farideh Azimi. The Priorities of the Government’s Role in Rural Tourism Development in Tehran Province (from Local People, Tourists and the Authorities’ Point of View). American Journal of Rural Development. 2015; 3(1):1-4. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-3-1-1


Because of various and important effects of tourism on different parts of society, governments are obliged to intervene or to participate in its activities in a wide-ranging level. In local, national, regional, and international levels, there are important relationships between government and tourism. Many governments are already actively engaged in supporting tourism. With regard to suitable situation for rural tourism development in Tehran province, rural tourism can play an important role for rural regions development. Government can play a crucial role in this field and pave the ways for attaining to rural development. In this research we tried to find the important roles of government in rural tourism development in Tehran province from local people, tourists and the authorities' point of view. Based on results found the important roles of government are in the field of preparing infrastructures, educating the people, tourists and nongovernmental organizations, providing the security and hygiene in touristy regions, doing rural tourism supervision, investment on rural tourism and etc. Based on the researcher’s opinion, the Government’s all - embracing support from tourism and rural tourism development, doing the education of local people & nongovernmental organizations and making the human resources developmental programs are the most important roles of government in rural tourism development.

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