TOURISM IMPACTS and SUPPORT FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF PAMUKKALE IN TURKEY

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Ercan Sirakaya-Turk
Serkan Bertan
Volkan Altintas

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Tourism Impacts, Tourism Development, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between residents’ perceived tourism impacts and their support for tourism development. The study was conducted on local residents of Pamukkale, an ancient resort town in the Aegean region of Turkey that is renowned for its thermal tourism resources in the world. To examine the relationship between variables, tourism impact domains were regressed against the support for tourism. The findings revealed positive relationship between tourism impacts and residents’ support for tourism development.

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