The role of tourism industry in the GDP growth of hamedan province
One of the strategies of increasing the foreign currency income which leads to economical growth in today's world is tourism industry. The extent to which the tourism industry can play an important role in the cities' economical growth and development is an issue worth thinking about. In reviewing the economical role of the cities and taking it into consideration as a system, tourism can be considered as one of the economical subsystems with an effect on cities' economical growth and development. Given that the tourism industry of Hamedan is the independent variable and economical growth and development are the dependent variable in this research, thus the researcher reviewed the role of tourism industry and entrance of the tourist and the earnings obtained from Hamedan's tourism on GDP growth and attempted to answer this question: is there a significant relationship between tourism industry and economical growth and development of the city Hamedan? The researcher, by gathering the information and data obtained from statistical yearbook and economical analyses of the province from 2000 to 2014 and by using the SPSS software, came to the conclusion that there is no positive relationship between entrance of tourists and growth of gross domestic production (GDP).
Keywords: Tourism, GDP, Hamedan Province, Entrance of Tourists, Economical Growth