عنوان مقاله [English]
Ilam province, located in the west of Iran, owning natural, cultural attractions and capabilities on attracting tourists, but existing capabilities and potentials have not been used properly. In order to facilitate tourism, suitable times and places shall be determined for tourists` presence in the region. One of crucial needs of tourists is considering regional status and suitable times of tourism.
In this research, TCI regional tourism index as well as data from 5 synoptic stations of the province was used to evaluate tourism regional and regional tourism conditions of Ilam province. Thus, necessary statistics of seven regional parameters were exploited from 5 synoptic stations in a 14-year old period monthly. (1997-2010). A database was formed after statistics exploitation then, they were processed using TCI index. Then, suitable times and places for tourists appearance determined through moderating by GIS software, generating point data to surface ones and mixing the maps.
The results of the research indicate that the province`s tourism index owns many varieties, i.e. north areas of the province bears suitable conditions in warm season of year while the condition changes in cold seasons but southern areas of the province have suitable status while north areas bear unsuitable conditions.