One of the financial resources of each country is tourism industry. Iran, a great country in the Middle East, is undoubtedly one of the tourists attracting countries. There are 32 provinces in Iran, one of which is Guilan, located in the north with a moderate climate. There are 16 cities one of which is Bandar Anzali, located by the Caspian Sea. Bandar Anzali is actually one of the tourist attractions which appeals many tourists every year. In order to recognize tourism capacities, planning models can be used .The main goal of this paper is the study of the tourism potentials of villages of Bandar Anzali that will increase the rural tourism of this region. Using Gatman’s developed model, the villages were ranked according to their capacities. The villages ranked one have the most capacities of tourism and the villages ranked two and three have the least capacities. The method in this survey is descriptive-analytical.
Key words: Rural tourism, tourism capacities, planning model, Bandar Anzali.
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