Title Rural Tourism Potential of Erzurum-Oltu: Perception of Local Residents
Authors Erkan DENK,Burak MIL
Abstract Rural tourism as a concept, has become a current issue. While tourists make recreational trip to such destinations, on the other hand local residents provide economical, environmental and sociocultural advantages from these occasions. However, providing this development, regions rural tourism potentials are inadequate, also perceptions of local residents’ gain an important role on that manner. Consequently, this study conducted in Oltu where has a great deal of potential about rural tourism supply sources. By using field study both potential of rural tourism in Oltu has been evaluated and the ideas of local residents’ regarding touristic activity has stated. As a result of this study, despite Oltu region has substantial rural tourism supply sources, it has been underestimated. Research findings indicate that members of local community effcted with several dimensions in environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects.
Keywords Rural tourism, Oltu, Local community
Journal IJSES - International Journal Of Social And Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 2
Page 007-015
Year 2016
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