عنوان مقاله [English]
Coasts, as one of the natural rich sources, have received much attention from economic actors including tourism sector. Among the various uses of coasts, coastal tourism is known as an old mode of leisure and increase the number of coastal tourists annually. Because of the considerable growth of coastal tourism on one hand and acting the other users from coastal lands and sources on the other hand, the necessity of applying an appropriate and all-out approach for coastal tourism management is required which be able to responsible for outside (macro) environment in addition to creating collaboration among tourism elements. Integrated management approach tries to solve conflicts and make coherent the visions and various strategic policies in different levels of execution by focusing on all stakeholders' involvement in management process. Undoubtedly, acting and interfering of governmental, general, private and public- based organizations into coastal development process influences on how to coastal tourism is managed. This paper studied and analysed the concept of "integrated management of coastal tourism" with using an analytical descriptive approach. According to the surveys, adoption of this management approach, while desirable and popular, requires the operationalization of criteria such as the creation of a legal framework and the clarity and transparency of regulations, financial support, adequate clarity of responsibilities, decentralization and fairly distribution of power, culture building, strengthening social responsibility, sustainability attitude and logic among the involved organizations and in relation to tourism which will not be easy in some conditions and countries.