Prioritizing the Propellants of developing community-based tourism with the approach of community-based empowerment

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student in management - Sistan and Baluchestan University - Faculty of Management

2 Iran - Zahedan - Sistan and Baluchestan University - Faculty of Management - Management

3 Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Sistan and Baluchestan

4 University of Sistan and Baluchestan

5 Sistan and Baluchestan University, Faculty of Geography, Rural Planning Group


Developmental programs in local communities, without the support and participation of residents, will face numerous challenges in implementation. Empowering residents before implementing these programs, while reducing the costs and losses, will facilitate and speed up the implementation of the positive outcomes of entrepreneurial initiatives. Based on this approach, the purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the most important components of empowerment of entrepreneurial ecotourism in rural areas of Sistan and Balochestan province. The research method is purposeful, applied and descriptive-survey method. The statistical population of the study consisted of experts related to the tourism area of the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Sistan and Baluchestan province, and some university professors were 26 who were counted. The research data were collected based on the priority questionnaire, which was based on identified components and indicators and analyzed with Expert Choice software. Political empowerment with weight of 226 was ranked as first, Economic empowerment with weight of 172, And social empowerment with a weight of 142 were ranked as second and third, respectively. Therefore, it is recommended that policy makers in the field of entrepreneurial ecotourism should develop the mental and intellectual empowerment of target communities in their priorities.


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