عنوان مقاله [English]
Tourism is a mystery whose development needs adequate cognition and knowledge of economical, social and cultural details in each region. Chabahar is located in extreme Southeast of Iran and in an original environment away from commotion of busy and populous cities in country. According to its environmental features such as cultural and human attractions, neighborhood with countries around the Persian Gulf—like India, Afghanistan, Pakistan-and the advantage of benefiting from a commercial-industrial free zone, this city can become an important tourism pole in country and the region by applying scientific management and scheduling. The outcomes resulted from this research indicate that Chabahar with 228 tourism attractions (74 natural, 44 cultural-historical, 110 manmade) can be one of the important tourism bases in the country. However, the SWOT model analysis shows that this city, despite having potency to become a sample tourism region, has some fundamental preventives in achieving this purpose such as multiplicity of determinants and management problems, shortage of sub-bases and absence of adequate publicity. In spite of that, existence of job making basis, foreign income and sub base investiture with precedence 0.4, 0.28, 0.18 respectively, are the most important opportunities, and existence of historical signs, athletic-social attractions, sand beaches and natural attractions are considerable and exciting points. Moreover, the possibility of development and renovation of management institution, of improving advertisement, cooperation and consultation between administers of free zone and organizations related to tourism and people and development of ecotourism are some of the most important trends for tourism development in this region.