Literature on Tourism Geography in Turkey


This articles aims to introduce the literature on tourism geography including books, articles and conference papers. The studies mentioned in this study are divided into subtitles focusing on historical perspective, theoretical studies, thematic articles, regional articles related to recreation, infrastructure and economy, spatial effects of tourism and tourism perception.

The results show that the theoretical publications are only a few and there is need for more. The most popular types of tourism studied are coastal tourism, plateau tourism, ecotourism and thermal tourism. Geographers have also examined tourism at regional, local and basin levels. These studies have included the spatial effects of tourism. Recent studies by geographers have focused on the perception of tourism.

Keywords: Theoretical studies, thematic article, tourism perception, coastal tourism, thermal tourism.

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