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Journal of City and Development. 2019, 1(1), 1-7
DOI: 10.12691/jcd-1-1-1
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The Social and Economic Impacts of Tourism Development on the Local Community Satisfaction: Case Study Isfahan City, Iran

Farhad Tabatabaei1,

1Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

Cite this paper:
Farhad Tabatabaei. The Social and Economic Impacts of Tourism Development on the Local Community Satisfaction: Case Study Isfahan City, Iran. Journal of City and Development. 2019; 1(1):1-7. doi: 10.12691/jcd-1-1-1

Abstract

This research conducted to measure the level of the local community satisfaction from all economic and social impacts of tourism development. The 306 residents of Isfahan city considered as a sample size for this survey (n=306). Among different factors of tourism development, the social and economic aspects of tourism considered as principal factors and their impacts on society measured. The economic aspect divided into five items and the social aspect divided into four items for examining factor loading. The result shows that the economic aspect of tourism development has the most substantial impact on local satisfaction than the social aspect of tourism.

Keywords:
social impact economic impact tourism development local community satisfaction Isfahan city Iran

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