Alternative Tourism in Turkey

Role, Potential Development and Sustainability

  • Istvan Egresi

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Setting the Context

  3. Introducing Alternative Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Gülpınar Akbulut
      Pages 87-107
    3. Nuray Türker
      Pages 151-172
    4. Nedim Yüzbaşıoğlu, Yunus Topsakal
      Pages 173-187
    5. Emine Yilmaz Karakoc
      Pages 189-209
    6. Istvan Egresi, Serdar Arslan
      Pages 211-228
    7. Istvan Egresi, Meryem Buluç
      Pages 229-246
  4. Assessing Alternative Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Pieter Terhorst, Hilal Erkuş-Öztürk
      Pages 285-297
    3. Nazmiye Erdoğan, İrfan Erdoğan
      Pages 299-318
    4. Ferhan Gezici, Güliz Salihoğlu
      Pages 319-333
    5. Fatma Gül Turanlıgil
      Pages 349-362

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.


Alternative tourism Diversification of tourism activities Sustainable development Tourism and public policy Tourism development in Turkey Tourism marketing

Editors and affiliations

  • Istvan Egresi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyFatih UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47535-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47537-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0072
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