Geo - Interpretative provision
“ The key to making geotourism accepted by tourists is through proper interpretation”(Dowling& Newsome 2006). Geointerpretaion is an Art of story-telling in order to give their audience really great Geo-tours!
There are the 15 basic principles of modern interpretation(Beck & Cake 1998):
1. Lighting a Spark
2. Interpreting in the Information Age
3. Importance of the Story
5. Holistic Interpretation
6. Interpretation Throughout the Lifespan
7. Bringing the Past Alive
8. Modern Tools of Interpretation
9. Enough is Enough
10. Technique Before Art
11. Interpretive Writing m
12. Attracting Support and Making Friends
13. Interpreting Beauty
14. Promoting Optimal Experience
Interpretation preparation make understanding of geology possible for general people and bring Geology on Our Door step with proper interpretation( Sadry 2009). Also An interpretative strategy, such as geotourism , should generate the public pressure required for the promotion and protection of the ‘geoheritage’(Hose,2005). Geotourism’s success depends upon identifying and promoting its physical basis, knowing and understanding its user base and, perhaps most difficult but most importantly, developing and widely disseminating communicatively competent interpretative media(Hose 2006).
Beck L. and Cake TT ( 1998) ‘ Interpretation for the 21st Century: Fifteen Guiding Principles for Interpreting Nature and Culture’ , USA, Sagamore Publishing, 242 pp.
Dowling, RK. and Newsome, D. (2006) Geotourism’s issues and challenges. In Dowling, R. and Newsome, D. (eds.), Geotourism. Elsevier/Heineman Publishers, Oxford, UK, pp.242-254
Hose, Thomas A.,:Geotourism and interpretation,In:Dowling R.K.&Newsome D.(Eds):Geotourism-221-241, Oxford-Burlington(Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann)2006.
Hose, Thomas A.,: Geotourism – Appreciating the deep time of landscapes ,In: Marina Novelli (Eds): Niche Tourism:Contemporary issues, trends and cases -27-38, Oxford-Burlington(Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann)2005.
Sadry BN (2009) Fundamentals of geotourism: with special emphasis on Iran. Samt Organization Publishing, Tehran, Iran (English Summary available Online at: http://physio-geo.revues.org/1217 )