Yıl 2018, Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 92 - 110 2018-07-20

Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey

Güney Çetinkaya [1] , Mustafa Yıldız [2] , Mehmet Ali Özçelik [3]

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National parks are considered to be the significant tourism and recreation areas that are widely used in many countries. Although these areas are widespread in Turkey, it is thought that their resource value is thought to be underestimated. For this reason the purpose of this research is to identify the constraints in regards to use of national parks by local people and study the effects of demographic features on constraints. Since Antalya possesses a good number of areas to be used as national parks in Turkey, a mixed method research was designed. In the first stage of the study 100 people who were chosen as samples in Antalya have been interviewed. In the second stage a questionnaire was conducted to 2367 people. As the theoretical framework of the study, a three-dimensional leisure constraints model was used. In the study lack of information/facilities (structural) is the main restrictive aspect for the people’s use of national parks. It is established that this was followed, respectively, by accessibility/finance (structural), maintenance (structural), social (interpersonal) and individual/psychological (intrapersonal) aspects. It is also established that demographic features such as; sex, age, marital status, having a child, income and education levels effect use of national parks. After all, existence of structural constraints and dominant national park use are assumed to be advantageous in constraint management. It is suggested, within this coverage that the Turkish National Parks and the Tourism Authorities should change their management strategies on the matter.

Outdoor recreation, national parks, leisure constraints, local people, Antalya, Turkey
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Otelcilik, Konaklama, Spor ve Turizm
Dergi Bölümü Araştırma Makalesi

Orcid: 0000-0002-1757-5105
Yazar: Güney Çetinkaya (Sorumlu Yazar)
Ülke: Turkey

Yazar: Mustafa Yıldız
Ülke: Turkey

Yazar: Mehmet Ali Özçelik
Ülke: Turkey

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ahtr390456, journal = {Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR)}, issn = {2147-9100}, eissn = {2148-7316}, address = {Akdeniz Üniversitesi}, year = {2018}, volume = {6}, pages = {92 - 110}, doi = {10.30519/ahtr.390456}, title = {Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Çetinkaya, Güney and Yıldız, Mustafa and Özçelik, Mehmet Ali} }
APA Çetinkaya, G , Yıldız, M , Özçelik, M . (2018). Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR), 6 (1), 92-110. DOI: 10.30519/ahtr.390456
MLA Çetinkaya, G , Yıldız, M , Özçelik, M . "Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 6 (2018): 92-110 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ahtr/issue/38473/390456>
Chicago Çetinkaya, G , Yıldız, M , Özçelik, M . "Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 6 (2018): 92-110
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ISNAD Çetinkaya, Güney , Yıldız, Mustafa , Özçelik, Mehmet Ali . "Why Do So Few Local People Visit National Parks? Examining Constraints to Antalya’s National Parks, Turkey". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) 6 / 1 (Temmuz 2018): 92-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.30519/ahtr.390456