Document Type : Research Paper



The purpose of this study is to identify the policymaking instruments in Iran's tourism industry. This study tries to find an appropriate answer to the question of what instruments can be utilized in tourism policymaking. In order to find the response, researchers used a hybrid research method (qualitative-quantitative). Data were collected with a heuristic approach to tourism policy instruments. Based on the elements identified in this study, it can be inferred that identification of tourism policymaking tools is a solution for governments to pursue to the successful accomplishment of tourism development. Finally, it was indicated that respecting the role governments play in tourism, policymaking instruments can be divided into three categories: regulatory instruments, cognitive instruments, and normative instruments. In the quantitative section, the measure designed by researchers for confirming or refuting the hypotheses, possessed the required content validity and the approved Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient (0.857).