Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 6, Pages: 708-715
Alireza Mahmoudi* and Masoud Mahdavi
Department of Geography, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with designing and developing of the first version of Comfar software, an international economical and financial evaluation of standard model for assessing production and services plans and projects, and selecting optimal use of investment was established for Rijab area of Dalahou district in Iran. The software receives financial and economic data, analyzes them and calculates their economic levels and the possibility of the project conducting. Rijab area, in terms of its geographical location with unique climatic conditions, cultural buildings and monuments, offers itself as a great tourist attraction especially in the West of Country. Developing the region for tourism excellence is one of the objectives of the comprehensive development plan. Therefore, attention to tourism especially rural tourism in this region is essential. The requisite development strongly considers the residence construction in planning of tourism. Hotels are the first local accommodation that should be built with attractive prospects. For this, a financial and economic justification model has to be developed. In this paper, for making application of this universal model, first by using the library and field study methods, the tourist attractiveness of the region is identified. Then, according to the statistics of tourists’ inflow to the region, the correct estimation of the hotel is obtained. Afterwards, necessary data for Comfar software such as investment size, location, funding, taxes, design revenues and costs and other information needed to construct a four-star hotel in the area are prepared and installed in two Comfar and Excel software. Finally, financial and economic indexes of the design are analyzed and evaluated for justification.
Keywords: Tourism, rural development, sustainable development, economic indexes, hospitality industry, Iran
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