Tourism development and residents' attitude : a case study of Yazd, IranPart of : Tourismos : an international multidiciplinary journal of tourism ; Vol.5, No.2, 2010, pages 203-211
The Yazd residents look at tourism development with a promising future to bringmore income to the area that can be shared. Investors search to find newattractive business and middle and low classes in the community look to findbetter job opportunities. This paper assesses the attitude and perception of localresidents toward this fast growing industry and also their expectation of authorityregarding tourism development in Yazd city. A questionnaire was designed basedon five point Likert scale and total 320 usable questionnaires were collected fromlocal residents. Though the result shows positive attitude of local people towardstourism development but they are not totally satisfied with tourism management inthe area.
tourism development, Yazd (Iran), local residents, attitude