An Empirical Investigation on Tourism Attractive Destinations and Spatial Behavioral Tourist Pattern Analysis in Tehran

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Ali Movahed
Kamran Jafarpour Ghalehteimouri


Cities are important tourist destinations and tourism has affected the urban environment. Urban tourism space is where tourism resources are located. The behavioural pattern of tourists also subordinates of tourism resources. Therefore, behavioural geography explains the spatial patterns of the behaviour of tourists as a cognitive-perceptual process. The behavioural school has attended to areas such as mental maps of behaviour, spatial behaviour of tourism, and perception of the environment. The main objective of this research is identifying the spatial behaviour of tourists in Tehran. The research method is descriptive-analytic and used secondary data, which are available in different reports, drafts, and related institutes and questionnaire to collect the research data. The research results show that the behaviour pattern of foreign tourists depends on tourism resources. These tourism resources are located in the central part of Tehran. In addition, the south entrance of the city (Imam Khomeini airport) is the most important entrances for foreign tourists and transporting pattern is from the south to the centre and north of Tehran. Since Tehran city has located between ways so stopping time is short in this city. In other words, visiting the city's attractions has focused on the type of historical-cultural tourism in the central part of Tehran.

Spatial pattern, urban space, tourist destinations, spatial behavior, Tehran

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Movahed, A., & Ghalehteimouri, K. J. (2020). An Empirical Investigation on Tourism Attractive Destinations and Spatial Behavioral Tourist Pattern Analysis in Tehran. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 3(1), 18-27.
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