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.: Home > Nature and Science > 2016 > Volume 14 Number 4 > Sedigheh Babazadeh Khameneh1 , Afshin Danehkar2 , Ghavamedin Zahedi Amiri3 , Borhan Riazi4

Demographic analysis of the visitors of Sisangan forest park

Sedigheh Babazadeh Khameneh1 , Afshin Danehkar2 , Ghavamedin Zahedi Amiri3 , Borhan Riazi4
1.MSc. in Environmental science, Azad University, Science and Research Unit, Tehran, Iran 2.Associate Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran 3.Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran 4 Assistant Professor, Azad University, Science and Research Unit, Tehran, Iran saeede_babazade@yahoo.com
Abstract :

In the modern world, tourism and its management is considered as an economic power. Since Iran has a significant potential in relation to having natural areas, studying and researching on the factors affecting the tourism industry is recognized as a necessity of studies. This study evaluates the visitors of Sisangan forest park in Mazandaran province with a social approach. Methodology of this study is a descriptive analysis. The first step was visiting the study area and then the sample size was estimated by using statistical methods that the number of questionnaires was 140. The questionnaire and its questions were designed according to the experts’ opinions and peer reviews. The questions include the visitors’ demographic characteristics, destination and park accessibility, travel companions, visit history of the forest park, duration of stay in the park, seasons and days of visit and finally visitors’ effects on the environment. The results of this study show that the majority of the visitors belong to the age group of 25 to 44 years old and most visitors drive to the park. The spring is the best season to visit the park from the visitors’ point of view and most of the visitors come to the park with their family. Finally, the most important impact of the visitors on the environment of park is littering in the park. 

Keywords :
Forest park, Ecotourism, Sisangan, Questionnaire, SPSS

Date Deposited : 22 Nov 2016 19:28

Last Modified : 22 Nov 2016 19:28

Official URL: http://www.sciencepub.net/nature/

Volume 14, Number 4, - 2016

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