Evaluation of tourism climate comfort in order to attract more tourists
Shler Katourani, Chia Sohrabnejad, Jahede Tekyeh Khah
Sanandaj is ready for tourism industry considering all aspects by having ancient and enduring culture consists of tribes, ethnic groups, and climate variability, historical, cultural and natural attractions. But one of the required information for tourists to travel is climate conditions of the destination, namely tourist chooses a time for travelling when the climate conditions are favorable. The climatic conditions that the tourist is interested in are temperature, humidity, radiation and air flow and these climatic conditions factors provide an index called comfort in relation to the reaction of human to thermal environmental conditions that all these factors must be considered altogether. The study area has the ability to attract and attend tourist in national and international level due to the Zagros Mountains, vegetation, local winds and latitude. Therefore, in this article, using climate data from weather stations, first meteorological parameters, hydrological phenomena, summary of regional climate based on various climatic methods (Blair, Gorsczynski, modified koppens, Goussen, silyaninof, Domarton, Barat, Emberger and the best climate in the region were studied and determined, and then climatic conditions of Sanandaj city were evaluated based on tourism comfort climate, to identify the best times and provide the tourists. According to the conducted studies in this area, the best time for tourists in which they can be physically and mentally in comfort is from late May to late October. Generally, it can be said that 6 months of the year has comfort climate conditions for recreational programs in the city of Sanandaj.