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DETERMINING COASTAL SPORTS ROLE ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

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Author(s): Hasan Rahmani Kafshgari | Sayed Mohammad Hosein Razavi

Journal: Electronic Physician
ISSN 2008-5842

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 274;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Coastal Sports | Tourism | Sport Tourism | Sustainable Development

ABSTRACT
Tourism Industry has been taken into consideration by man since long time ago. Today; it playsan important role in global economy. The awareness of societies of its importance has made thetourism find a broad meaning in different social and cultural aspects; and it is considered as industry.Seas and beaches have always been one of the places attracted by tourists because oftheir variety in recreational sources and capacity in potential tourism. Based on 5th DevelopmentPlan; Iran should yearly host approximately 20 million tourists by the end of 2024 and the statusof sports in the country and holding sports competitions cannot be simply ignored. Consideringthe library studies done; the researcher has examined the role of beach sports affecting the tourismdevelopment.
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