TTRA Canada 2023 Conference

Author Bio

Mahdieh Jahangir Bolourchian is PhD candidate at the Department of Tourism, Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran, Iran. She worked as Assistant Teaching professor for Arizona State University at ASU-HNU joint tourism college from Fall 2020 to Spring 2023.

Mahdi Hajikhani is Master student of Archeology at Department of archeology, Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran. He is also an archeology researcher for Korean institute. Besides, he has 15 years of experience as tour guide in Tourism industry.

Eghbal Chehri is Assistant professor at Islamic Azad university, Tehran central branch.


The research explores the role of historical heritage in bolstering sustainable tourism, with a keen focus on Akbarieh Garden, a renowned UNESCO world heritage site situated in Birjand, Iran. Historical heritage sites often present a unique intersection between the preservation of cultural legacy and the promotion of local economies through tourism. Sustainable tourism emphasizes the balance between environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects, ensuring that these attractions remain preserved for future generations while still benefiting present-day communities.


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