عنوان مقاله [English]
Tourism industry is an important vehicle for studying foreign exchange and introduction of products and domestic products and thus develop and expand on export markets, economists tourism is one of the quickest ways to return of investment. Climate considered as one of the most important environmental factors in tourism development. Seasonal climate effect much on the utility of tourism incomes. so having favorable climatic conditions consider advantage and potential powers for tourism and travelers in term of choosing place and time consider climate condition particularly. in This paper aims to assess the effect of climate on tourism conditions of the province of Khuzestan using Tourism Climate Index (TCI). This index, systematically evaluates climate condition for tourism. To calculate TCI, Average monthly of maximum and mean daily temperature, minimum relative humidity, average daily relative humidity, precipitation, total sunshine hours and wind speed were used. The model was implemented for 31 stations, with 15-year period (1990-2005) in the study area Then results were entered into the GIS environment and climate conditions for tourism zone of Khuzestan in different months was performed. obtained results of the maps show that the months of March-April is the best climate condition for tourism attraction.