عنوان مقاله [English]
Over time, Tourism industry has reached such a brilliance and economic justification which has made it the third most beneficial industry (after oil and transportation industry). Although Iran is among the ten top countries of the world regarding historical, cultural and natural resources, it assumes less than 1 percent of global earnings in tourism industry. Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari, and especially Kouhrang is a beautiful area with a pleasant climate surrounded by high mountains of Zagros mountain range. The appropriate climate condition provides a situation for the development of tourism departments. The existence of many natural attractions is one of the distinguished features of the area, and we can hope to develop the tourism industry of the area by establishing appropriate tourism infrastructures and exploiting their capabilities in tourist attraction. The present article seeks to identify the tourism potentials of Kouhrang area and provide appropriate solutions for the tourism development of the area. Using Delphi questionnaire, field study, and interview, it identifies tourism potentials of the area and defines weak and strong points, threats and opportunities according to SWOT method, while weighting and prioritizing the strategies mentioned for the development of tourism in Kouhrang area. Analyses indicate that Cheshme Kouhrang waterfall, Sheykh Ali Khan waterfall, Chema ice cave, Dime spring, Emam Zade Sar Aqa Seyed, Chelgard ski resort, Lalehaye Vajgoon plain are among the tourism attractions of the area. In order to develop tourism in the studied area, tourism development programs must prioritize conservative strategy.