Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2004 Applied Research Note 3

Tourism in Peripheral Areas: A Case of Three Turkish Towns

by Turgut Var (Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University), Ozlem Unal (Urban planner, 05020 Montecampano-Amelia (TR), ITALY), & Derya Guven Akleman (Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX)

The objective of this research is to investigate the residents attitudes towards tourism in peripheral areas. Three locations that are close to the major tourist destinations in Turkey were selected and a questionnaire containing fifty questions were administered randomly and the results were tabulated. The initial conclusions is that these peripheral areas do not see themselves as competing with the major tourist destinations and share most of the attitudes that the residents of the major tourist centers.

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