Tourist Destinations in Literary Works: the novel "A Memento For Istanbul"

Authors

  • Ümit ŞENGEL Sakarya University of Applied Sciences
  • Merve IŞKIN Istanbul Esenyurt University
  • Burhanettin ZENGIN Sakarya University of Applied Sciences
  • Mehmet SARIIŞIK Aydın Adnan Menderes University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34019/2238-2925.2019.v9.27728

Abstract

Promotions of the destinations are seen in many written and visual platforms. Literature is one of them. Since the places where the events occur in many of the literary works are also tourist destinations, these works can make significant contributions to the promotion of the destinations. In the context of interdisciplinary studies, it is important to conduct studies on the interaction of tourism and literature. In the light of this information, it is aimed to examine the destination attraction elements mentioned in the literary works. In this context, the novel of Ahmet Ümit titled "A Memento for Istanbul" was examined. The novel was read simultaneously by the researchers who carried out the study. In the literary work examined, it was found that there are descriptions and information that promote Istanbul as a tourist destination. Afterwards, descriptions and information determined by different researchers were compared and the common ones were included in the research. According to the results of the study, it is observed that the historical events and artifacts, natural beauties, accessibility, food&beverage and accommodation in Istanbul are handled strongly in the context of destination attractiveness. This study shows that tourist destinations in literary works are processed in the context of destination attractiveness. In this aspect, it can be stated that the novels contribute to the promotion of tourist destinations.

Keywords: Tourism. Travel Literature. Touristic Destination. “A Memento for Istanbul”.

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Author Biographies

Ümit ŞENGEL, Sakarya University of Applied Sciences

Ph.D. in Tourism Management (2019) at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. He is research assistant Dr. at the Department of Tourism Guiding at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. His research interests tourism economy, Literature, Adress: Camicedit Mah. Paşa Sk. No: 16 Sapanca/Sakarya, Turkey (ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1284-836X); [ umitsengel@gmail.com ].

Merve IŞKIN, Istanbul Esenyurt University

Ph.D. in Tourism Management at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. He is Lecturer at the Department of Culinary at Istanbul Esenyurt University. His research interests Gastronomy, Tourism, Adress: Doğan Araslı Bulv. No:79 Esenyurt/İstanbu, Turkey (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4748-0422); [ merveiskin25@gmail.com ].

Burhanettin ZENGIN, Sakarya University of Applied Sciences

Ph.D. in Tourism Management (1994) at Istanbul University. He is associate professor at the Department of Tourism Guiding at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. His research interests accounting, Tourism, Adress: Camicedit Mah. Paşa Sk. No: 16 Sapanca/Sakarya, Turkey (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6368-0969); [ bzengin@gmail.com ].

Mehmet SARIIŞIK, Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Ph.D. in Tourism Management (1998) at Aydın Adnan Menderes University. He professor at the Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. His research interests Gastronomy, Tourism, Adress: Camicedit Mah. Paşa Sk. No: 16 Sapanca/Sakarya, Turkey (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0681-6137); [ mehmetsariisik@gmail.com ].

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Published

2019-11-28

How to Cite

ŞENGEL, Ümit, IŞKIN, M., ZENGIN, B., & SARIIŞIK, M. (2019). Tourist Destinations in Literary Works: the novel "A Memento For Istanbul". Anais Brasileiros De Estudos Turísticos - ABET, 9(1, 2 e 3). https://doi.org/10.34019/2238-2925.2019.v9.27728