Presenting a safe tourism model for the continuation of tourism businesses in the Covid-19 crisis

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Department of Geography, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


One of the crises that has recently affected the whole world is the corona virus, which has endangered not only health, but all aspects of human life. The tourism sector is one of the economic sectors that has suffered a lot due to the outbreak of this virus, and unfortunately, the policies applied to manage the coronavirus crisis have doubled the damage. Although this uninvited virus has created problems, with proper planning and policy, it can turn from a threat to an opportunity and provide the context for long-term growth and development. In this regard, the purpose of this study is to "presenting a safe tourism model for the continuation of tourism businesses in the Covid-19 crisis". The study population was the owners of tourism businesses in Kermanshah province. Purposeful sampling of the type snowball was used to select the interviewees. The criterion for determining the sample size was theoretical saturation, which in this study, by selecting 38 samples from the community, theoretical saturation was achieved. Data were collected through open-ended questionnaires, in-depth individual interviews, note-taking, document review, or often a combination of these methods. Data analysis was performed using open, axial and selective coding and based on it, a research model was formed. The results showed that Kermanshah tourism process was organized and secured through correct policy-making and systematic view, by observing health principles and protocols, and by monitoring and coordinating the relevant agencies and, most importantly, using tourism-compatible technologies in the Covid-19 crisis.


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