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Karami S. The Role of Smart Security in Shaping the Perceptions of African Tourists Visiting Iran. AAR 2023; 1 (1) :171-193
URL: http://aar.modares.ac.ir/article-13-71917-en.html
PhD in Political Geography, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran , sadegh.karami@yahoo.com
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Smart security, driven by cutting-edge security knowledge, infrastructure, political landscape, and media utilization, plays a vital role in facilitating and boosting economic activities. The political dynamics among nations and geopolitical developments in the vicinity of each country directly impact the fluctuations in tourism within that nation. The more effectively a political entity can execute security measures, the safer it appears to tourists, ultimately fostering more sustainable economic development. Due to the omnipresence and influence of media in contemporary life, the nature of security measures significantly affects the enhancement or weakening of economic indicators. This paper is a comparative study of the African tourists’ impression of Iran before and after the   revolution.  This research employs a descriptive-analytical approach to assess the state of smart security from the perspective of foreign tourists who visited Iran during the first half of the year 2023. The sampling method utilized in this study was systematic random sampling, resulting in a sample size of 133 individuals. The findings of this research reveal that 81% of tourists perceive Iran's security and political situation as influential in tourism attraction. Furthermore, after entering Iran and experiencing the reality, 62% of tourists have a positive perception of the security situation and its impact on tourism. Therefore, the adoption of intelligence and sustainable security measures will lead to increased economic prosperity and overall well-being.

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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2023/10/10 | Accepted: 2024/02/13 | Published: 2023/03/30

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