Title The Rural Tourism Potential of Tunceli and The Viewpoints of Local People
Authors Gizem ÖZGÜREL, Sedat DEĞİŞGEL, Sibel Sü ERÖZ
Abstract Tunceli is located in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and it has important tourism sources as intact nature, historical, social and cultural diversity. Tourism industry is shown as one of the developable and valuable sector together with agriculture, livestock and energy industry in the city. Tunceli has important tourism sources as its culture, authentic life rivers, waterfalls, water resources comes from Keban Dam, mountains, crater lakes, and Munzur National Park which is one of the biggest national parks of Turkey. The viewpoint and the support of the local people has a major importance on the development of tourism of natural and cultural values. The main aim of this study is to determine people’s views on tourism activities which are considered to develope in Tunceli . Therefore, local people’s knowledge standart about tourism potential of the city, their views about types of tourism can be developed in Tunceli and problems of city’s tourism was determined and proposals for the province’s tourism development have been presented in this study . Necessary data have been collected by survey method made with four hundred twenty five people.
Keywords Local People, Rural Tourism, Tourism Potential, Tunceli
Journal IJSES - International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 2
Page 064-076
Year 2015
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