عنوان مقاله [English]
this study do the economic valuation this erea (as a desert tourism oriented) by using contingent valuation and travel costs. data required through the questionnaires were collected from visitors gather. The results show that the average willingness to pay for protection and development services desert for each individual, annual average of 11,092Toman and 31,875Toman to pay once to be, And people willing to pay for the expansion set to the depth of Shahdad Desert Lut is 23,950 Toman fee (once). For anyone visiting the region has cost 40,320 Toman, which is present this value increased to 46,000 Taman . Also, a willingness to pay per passenger with a distance to place his residence Shahdad Desert negative relationship, namely people who live in areas close to the desert to more value for are allowed. Those who have means of personal travel have had a higher WTP have had a higher WTP, which could indicate Desert service is being luxurious. Elderly and people with lower self WTP and higher educated people have expressed. Variables gender and family size do not have affect on WTP amount.