Prioritizing strategic factors of creative tourism industry in Iran by ANP (Analytic Network Process)
Event Management: An International Journal
Cognizant Communication Corporation
School of Business and Law / Centre for Innovative Practice
Nowadays, it is obvious that creative tourism industry has become very essential for countries and societies; therefore, governments work on constituting policies in order to develop this industry. To be successful in improving creative tourism industry, governments should identify the influential factors and focus on ones that are more important rather than investing a bit on many different factors. Because of the interrelations among factors, this research is aiming to prioritize factors that influence strategic policies of creative tourism industry in Iran using analytic network process (ANP). Data was collected during the period of May 2017 to February 2018. Participants in this research are 13 tourism experts with more than 10 years’ experience in the field. Results show that the most influential criterion is "business support" and the most influential sub-criterion is "supporting mid-size businesses". This study helps policy makers to improve creative tourism by emphasizing on those factors that have high priority from the viewpoint of strategic policy-making.