Local People’s Perception of Ecotourism: the Case of Salda Lake

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https://doi.org/10.34019/2238-2925.2021.v11.32179

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The present research was carried out in the sample of Salda Lake in Turkey in order to determine the perception of local residents about cultural, economic and environmental effects of ecotourism and to identify the effect of these variables on their support for tourism development in the region. In the research, it was concluded that cultural, economic and environmental effects of ecotourism act as an antecedent of the support by local people residing around Salda Lake on tourism development in the region. In addition, the local people’s length of residence in the region creates a moderating effect in the relationship between cultural, economic and environmental effects of tourism and the residents’ support for tourism development. The research findings provide suggestions to tourism planners, destination management organizations (DMO) and academicians studying in the context of tourism literature.

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Özgür Yayla, Akdeniz University, Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Manavgat / Antalya (Turkey)

Ph.D. in Recreation Management / GU (2017).  Master of Tourism Management /GU (2013).  Hospitality Management Teaching in Undergraduate /GU (2010). Assistant professor at the Department of Recreation Management at  Akdeniz University.  His research interests include tourism impacts, destination management, tourist behavior, and quality of life.   Adress: Akdeniz University, Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Manavgat / Antalya, Turkey.] [ ozguryayla@akdeniz.edu.tr ]

İlker Çinbilgel, Akdeniz University, Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Manavgat / Antalya (Turkey)

Ph.D. in Biology /AU (2012).  Master in Biology /AU (2005).  Biology in Undergraduate /SDÜ (2001). Assistant professor at the Department of Tourism Guidance at Akdeniz University. His research interests include ecological tourism, sustainable tourism, flora in tourism.  Adress: Akdeniz University, Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Manavgat / Antalya, Turkey.]  [ icinbilgel@akdeniz.edu.tr ]

Özlem Dağdelen, Akdeniz University, Social Science Institute / Antalya (Turkey)

Master student in Tourism Management /AU (2019). Hospitality Management in Undergrauate /EAU (2018). Her research interests include tourism impacts, ecolojical tourism and local people. Adress: Akdeniz University, Social Science Institute, Antalya, Turkey.  [ zdagdelen671@gmail.com ]

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Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Yayla, Özgür, Çinbilgel, İlker ., & Dağdelen, Özlem . (2021). Local People’s Perception of Ecotourism: the Case of Salda Lake. Anais Brasileiros De Estudos Turísticos - ABET, 11. https://doi.org/10.34019/2238-2925.2021.v11.32179

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Selected papers from International Travel & Tourism Dynamics-ITTD2020