Investigating Barriers to Development of Golestan Province Tourism Tourism Industry

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Paper ID : 1256-12THCONG
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1Physical Education, Sport Management, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran
2Department of Physical Education, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran
3Department of Psychology, Senior Psychology, Bandar gaz, Islamic Azad University, Golestan, Iran
The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to the development of sport tourism industry in Golestan province. The research method was descriptive and correlational. The statistical population of the study consisted of professors and experts in sport management in Golestan province. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect the research data. Its face and content validity was confirmed by professors and sports professionals. The reliability of the questionnaire was determined by Cronbach's alpha test. Descriptive statistics and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Pearson correlation coefficient and Friedman test were used for data analysis. The results showed that there was a significant inverse relationship between barriers including management barriers, legal support, marketing, infrastructure and facilities, research and education weaknesses, and educational and research barriers with the development of the sports tourism industry.
Nowadays, serious attention is paid to the issue of travel and tourism and its importance is increasing day by day, because the mechanization of life in societies on the one hand and the development of new inventions and discoveries that human beings depend on cities, On the other hand, cities have faced numerous problems (Butler, 2002). On the other hand, today's sport has taken on a wider meaning, more than just a kind of group activity, fun and entertainment
Tourism is considered one of the largest and most diverse industries in the world. In many countries, this dynamic industry is seen as the most important source of income, employment, and private sector growth in private sector development in infrastructure development (Daniels et al., 2004).