Analysis of Tourism Facilities’ Distribution and its Optimization Based upon Ashworth-Tunbridge and Getz Models Using GIS; Case Study: Semnan in Historical Silk Route
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 47-56
Received: Apr. 23, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2014; Published: May 10, 2014
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Issa Ebrahimzadeh, Faculty of Geography and Environmental Planning, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Marzie Daraei, Young Researchers Club Member, Researcher in Geography and Urban-Tourism Planning, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran
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This paper highlights distribution of tourism facilities in Semnan and compares them based upon Ashworth, Tunbridge and Getz models. Data analyzed by SPSS and T-test shows that despite of the existing many historical and cultural attractions of the Semnan and its location in the path of ancient Silk Road and also modern Tehran-Mashhad railway, optimal use of existing functions are not performed, because of inappropriate distribution of resources and facilities. In this paper, we have investigated optimal locations of facilities using GIS. Necessary suggestions have been provided to attract more tourists and to improve Semnan tourism planning.
Tourism Development, Optimal Locations, Accommodation Facilities, Catering Facilities, Semnan, GIS
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Issa Ebrahimzadeh, Marzie Daraei, Analysis of Tourism Facilities’ Distribution and its Optimization Based upon Ashworth-Tunbridge and Getz Models Using GIS; Case Study: Semnan in Historical Silk Route, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 47-56. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20140203.11
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