1 Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Geography and Rural Planning, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


Tourism is a key strategy of development in all international to the local level. It uses human and natural capacities and attractions and improves sustainable development indicators like diversifying economic diversification, job and income generation, empowering local people, preserving human and natural heritage, equitable distribution of income, infrastructure and services, reducing emigration, etc. Waterfalls and cascades as considerable natural attractions are some of the interesting tourism sources around the world that attract domestic and foreign tourists. Realizing this potential depends on appropriate investment that needs identifying and introducing their relative advantages. So, the purpose of this study is to prioritize tourism destination waterfalls in Lorestan province to introduce them for investment, so to be a stimulating factor for the regional economy and also better planning for tourism-based development in the province. This is applied and descriptive-analytical. Documentary and field study used to data gathering and the ELECTRE techniques to analyze the data. The findings showed that Nojian waterfall was the priority for investment and development of tourism in Lorestan province.


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