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Alternative Tourism in Turkey

Role, Potential Development and Sustainability

Editors: Egresi, Istvan (Ed.)

  • Is the first to map the potential for and the sustainability of alternative tourism in Turkey
  • Critically examines the sustainability of alternative tourism forms and practices
  • Highlights the challenges of rapid mass tourism development
  • Makes recommendations for efficient public policy and better marketing strategies
  • Combines views from Geography, Management, Marketing, Sociology, Tourism and Hospitality
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About this book

This book takes inventory of and evaluates the available resources for the development of alternative tourism in Turkey. It examines the role of alternative tourism in future tourism development plans and proposes public policies necessary to assure sustainability. Although tourism started later in Turkey than in the Western Mediterranean countries it has grown very rapidly during the last three decades and today the country ranks among the top ten countries in the world in terms of both arrivals and receipts. However, most of the tourism development has been in the mass tourism sector or the so-called sun-sea-sand tourism. While crucial for the economic development of Turkey, mass tourism, in the absence of proper planning, has happened in a haphazard manner leading to numerous environmental and socio-cultural problems. This book argues that, in order to mitigate these problems, Turkey should encourage the development of alternative forms of tourism.

About the authors

Istvan Egresi (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma) is a faculty at Fatih University in Istanbul where he teaches a number of geography courses, including Tourism Geographies. His research interests are in the area of alternative tourism, financial geographies and housing and his work has been published in journal such as Geo Journal of Tourism and Geosites, Eurasian of Geography and Economics and Human Geographies.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Globalization, Mass Tourism, and Sustainable Development

    Egresi, Istvan

    Pages 3-22

  • History of Tourism Development in Turkey

    Yolal, Medet

    Pages 23-33

  • Tourism and Sustainability in Turkey: Negative Impact of Mass Tourism Development

    Egresi, Istvan

    Pages 35-53

  • Alternative Tourism: Definition and Characteristics

    Egresi, Istvan

    Pages 57-69

  • Nature-Based Tourism in Turkey: The Yayla in Turkey’s Eastern Black Sea Region

    Alaeddinoğlu, Faruk (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47537-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47535-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Tourism in Turkey
Book Subtitle
Role, Potential Development and Sustainability
Editors
  • Istvan Egresi
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
121
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47537-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47537-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47535-6
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
Topics