عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the most important elements of the tourism system is the attractions as well as the services and infrastructure available at the tourist destinations that are provided to meet the needs and expectations of the tourists and to increase their satisfaction. What is important besides the need for these infrastructures is their spatial distribution and location, which requires careful study. Therefore, the present study investigates the spatial distribution of tourism infrastructure in Guilan province. The research method is descriptive-analytical. For analyzing the findings, the Average nearest neighbor, multi-distance spatial cluster analysis, Mean center and standard deviational ellipse method have been used. The results show that based on the average nearest neighbor, the pattern distribution of restaurants, tourism complexes, hotels, hotel apartments, Eco lodges, hostel and the whole tourism infrastructure of Guilan province was clustered. Also, based on multi-distance spatial cluster analysis, the distribution of tourism infrastructure in Guilan province is clustered. The distribution of many infrastructures is also in the northwest-southeast direction. Overall, the need for a more balanced development of tourism infrastructure in Guilan province is quite evident, which requires long-term planning as well as conversion of tourism resources to attractions.