The purpose of this study is to explore and analyze the relationship between effects
of tourism on the quality of local community members’ life and the extent of their
participation in tourism quality improvement programs. Beach of Ramsar in Iran is
chosen as a case study. The result of analysis revealed that tourism influences the
quality of local community members’ life. Also there is a significant relationship
between factors affecting quality of community members’ life and their level of participation.
Keywords: community participations; tourism impacts, ramsar
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Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour
Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre
for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.