عنوان مقاله [English]
In recent decades, tourism as a new type of activity, have been also considered by planners, policy makers and researchers. Iran with natural attractions, capacity and high potential have for the development of the field of tourism. Karst caves of Iran with regard to the formation and existence of diverse forms could have contributed to there venue, growth and regional development. This paper has been prepared with the aim of exploiting the potential of the cave Katalekhor to help the development process of Khodabandeh and Zanjan. The research method is descriptive–analytic and type of research is applied. Accordingly, in this context, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat points were determined using SWOT technique through field studies, library and the survey of 30 researchers, experts and officials those who are familiar with the characteristics and problems of the cave.
Considering Cave Katalekhor, indicate that strategy development is necessary. Moreover, The most important strategies which best cause the geotourism development in the katalehkhour cave are investment and planning on the government part and private sector ,making use of this excellent geographical situation, enhancement of the communications networks, training and developing the specialized work forces, promoting the tourists information and knowledge.