Sustainability Surveys of Tourism Sample Villages Based on Barometric Sustainability and Life cycle Model (Case Study: Borujen County)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Rural Development Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.

2 MSC. student, Rural Development Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran.


Identifying and studying facilities and determining the levels of rural sustainability are the first step in the process of rural planning and development. Today, given the importance of sustainability in development, determining the levels of rural sustainability is unnecessary. In this regard, the use of rural development indicators to achieve the desired goal can be considered. Accordingly, in this article, we have evaluated the sustainability of tourism development in the sample villages of Borujen city. The present research is applied in terms of purpose and methodological descriptive-analytical in terms of method. The required information was gathered based on documentary and field studies (questionnaire). To analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics and non-statistical methods (Barometr of Sustainability Radar) were used. The results revealed that the development of rural tourism in the studied villages is generally at the average level of sustainability. The social dimension had a better stability among the other studied dimensions.  Significant differences were found between the studied villages. In general, the Averghan village had the highest and Katak village had the lowest score among other villages. 


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