عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, in many countries the sustainable tourism industry is a symbol of cultural identity and one of the important sources of national and private income. This industry is so important in the socio-economic development of countries that economists call it invisible exports.
In this regard, with the expansion of urban centers and the growth of the phenomenon of urbanization, the enthusiasm for travel and exploration has grown in such a way that its enthusiasts around the globe have under the title "tourist" evolved the concept of spending leisure time. In this regard, the attention to the nature of tourism and the consequences of it, has revealed the need for research and study on this subject to the scientific community of the world.
But one of the major issues in the development of tourism industry in cities is the issue of urban management. In other words, it can be said that city managers and officials have a significant role in organizing and managing this industry in the cities and surrounding areas, especially for countries such as Iran which, despite containing diverse religious, cultural, artistic and natural treasures in cities has failed to overcome the problems and barriers of the tourism industry and achieve a desirable position in the world.
In this article, we tried to address the relationship and interaction between urban management and development of tourism industry with a comprehensive geopolitical view and to present solutions and suggestions for the development of this industry. We hope to pave the way for further research.