Spatial Planning of Rural tourism with MAPPAC technique. Case study Khur and Biabanak County, (Iran)

Hassan Ali Faraji Sabokbar, Mohammad Salmani, MohammadJavad Ghassabi, Farid Khalvati, Qadir Ashournejad


Reviewing the concepts of space and tourism industry, tourism is in an old, deep, unbreakable bound with spatial and physical dimensions. In this way, the lack of systematic and scientific ranking process in spatial locating of rural tourism spots and also improper distribution of infrastructures are the critical deficiencies in this field. The research intends to introduce the hidden potentials and unique capabilities of Khur and Biabanak County, Iran. And prioritize their tourism spots. So tourism planners would be able to recognize proper space distribution. First, the weights of each criterion were calculated by a pairwise comparison questionnaire of AHP method, and MAPPAC technique was used for ranking. AHP was done in Expert Choice software and MAPPAC in MS Excel. Results showed that villages such as Bayaze, Jandagh, Mehrejan, Garmeh, and Iraj which are also older have a higher rank.


Tourism; MAPPAC Technique; Khur and Biabanak County; AHP; Spatial Planning

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