Title Sustainability of Gaziantep Tourism as Local Folk's View
Authors İbrahim GİRİTLİOĞLU, Elmas BULUT
Abstract The aim of this work is to reveal how local people perceive the existing tourism potential and to analyze the ideas that what should be done in Gaziantep city with the movement of sustainability in tourism. Research source consists of Gaziantep locals. In this context, related works are studied and the survey that composed which takes into consideration the existing tourism movement of Gaziantep city is applied to 424 people in October 2014 and February 2015. As a result of research, locals who attended to the survey, determined that the point of view of locals to Gaziantep tourism is generally positive. Besides that, rich culinary culture, history, cultural structure and protected natural beauties emerged as stronger aspects of Gaziantep when intense competing in tourism is taking into consideration. It was determined that the most important aspects to provide sustainability of tourism in Gaziantep are to increase promotional and advertising activities and restoration of historical constractions.
Keywords Local public, sustainability, sustainable tourism, Gaziantep
Journal IJSES - International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 1
Page 025-031
Year 2015
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