:: Volume 15, Issue 49 (4-2015) ::
جغرافیایی 2015, 15(49): 115-136 Back to browse issues page
Analysis of the Effects of Second Homes Tourism in Rural Areas Case study: Hesar e Valiasr County- Buein Zahra Township
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In recent decades tourism is introduced as an instrument to achieve sustainable development and as a source of creating income and employment in rural areas especially in villages that have experienced depopulation process. In this regard, second homes development in rural areas with beautiful natural landscapes, indicates a main trend in reconstructing rural-urban relations with the purpose of using rural spaces for leisure and entertainment along with tourists accommodation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of second homes tourism and its effects on economic, social, environmental and physical dimensions in target villages in Hesar e Valiasr County (Boein Zahra- Qazvin province). 14 English Abstracts The research is applied and the used method is descriptive- analytical and for data collection we have used library and field methods (observation, interviews, and questionnaires) and for this reason 5 villages with tourism second homes in the county have been surveyed. For data analysis we used statistical tests such as one sample t-test and Multivariate linear regression. The results indicate that from the viewpoints of permanent residents there is a significant and positive relation between second homes tourism and economic, social and physical dimensions but in environmental dimension the relation is significant and negative. Also the result of regression analysis shows that second homes tourism had been effective 0.90 percent on permanent residents' satisfaction in studied villages so that among four rural development indicators (social, economic, physical and environmental), we can see the most effect of tourism second homes development on physical and economic indicators.
Keywords: Second Home, Rural tourism, Rural Development- Qazvin Province.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/28 | Accepted: 2015/05/28 | Published: 2015/05/28

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