عنوان مقاله [English]
Ecotourism is a type of tourism which is based on natural attractions. Identifying potential areas for ecotourism and planning for these areas in order to attract enthusiastic tourist and also to create basic facilities for them is one of the strategies to develop the ecotourism industry. The current study aims to optimally locate the ecotourism camps using the Analytical Hierarchy Process and Geographic Information System and study of the geographic layers of the Bazoft basin. Bazoft Basin is one of the areas with high ecotourism potentials in the field of tourism. This study is an applied research using the descriptive-analytic method. The purpose of this study is to determine the proper places to build tourism projects according to the criteria of the distances and accessibility and the sub-criteria specified for it. In order to choose the appropriate location for the construction of ecotourism camps, the layers related to the criteria and sub-criteria of accessibility have been evaluated and the value of each of these layers has been considered. Finally, using the analytic hierarchy process the appropriate place for creating tourism projects was identified, in addition, analyzing the data using the geographic information system showed that, the central and northern parts of Bazoft basin are completely inappropriate places for camps construction and some scattered areas in the south and northwest of the basin have the best conditions for the construction of ecotourism camps.