Multi-criteria Analysis for Rapid Strategic Environmental Assessment in Tourism Planning

Khosravi, F ORCID: 0000-0002-3453-1729, Fischer, TB ORCID: 0000-0003-1436-1221 and Jha-Thakur, U
(2019) Multi-criteria Analysis for Rapid Strategic Environmental Assessment in Tourism Planning. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 21 (04). p. 1950013.

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© 2019 World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd. Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) is a group of analytical approaches allowing us to compare criteria or alternatives when making complex decisions. It can be applied in Strategic Environmental Assessment for supporting the integration of environmental, social and economic aspects into the development of strategies, policies, plan and programme making. This paper reports on an application of analytical hierarchy process (AHP) as one of MCA approaches to assess Gilan Tourism Development Plan in Iran. Here, the Global Sustainable Tourism criteria were weighted by AHP on the basis of experts' opinions. The extent to which development options for Gilan Tourism Development Plan were likely to be sustainable was assessed using a list of weighted criteria. The evaluation of the findings suggests that the plan has not met all the sub-criteria of sustainable tourism.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 09:35
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:49
DOI: 10.1142/S1464333219500133
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