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Cave Ecotourism in Forest Area as a Green Practices Toward the Realization of a Sustainable Future Zawita resort, Duhok Governorate Kurdistan Region of Iraq Case Study
Ramadhan Mohammed

Last modified: 2016-01-04


Key Words

Iraqi Kurdistan, Cave tourism, Zawita, Green practise, sustainability


The potential tourism resource that exists in Iraqi Kurdistan region, and in particular in Duhok Governorate  and  the applicability of adopting this new green practise  approach in tourism in the region and practising in Zawita and its approaches, this  paper  mention the concept of cave tourism and as one of the sustainable categories and forms of tourism, and highlighting the external factors which affect the planning and development of the such tourism sector in Iraqi Kurdistan region, as well as internal factors that affect the trends of the tourist market, the tourism impacts in social, economical and environmental aspects in the frame of sustainability.

Sustainability development issues and their dimensions have been taken in consideration through components of tourism planning.

The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and the threats (SWOT) that challenge this type of tourism development in the site have been applied as a scenario which based on technological, economical and environmental aspects these conclusions will guide the future development and considered as strong factors toward the Realization of a Sustainable Future of cave tourism in Iraqi Kurdistan for future strategic planning taking sustainability as a core factor.