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Hüzün Turizmi Katılımcılarının Seyahat Motivasyonlarının Belirlenmesi
Determination of Dark Tourism Participants’ Travel Motivations

Author(s): Hande Akyurt Kurnaz, Hüseyin Çeken, Burhan Kiliç
Subject(s): Economy, Marketing / Advertising, Tourism
Published by: İşletme Araştırmaları Dergisi
Keywords: Push Factors; Dark Tourism; Canakkale;

Summary/Abstract: In recent years, with the development of tourism, various countries have been competing with each other in order to increase their revenues from tourism. With increased competition, the concept of marketing the regions of countries as destinations has been emerged. From this point, countries are marketing their cities or regions in terms of tourism. With this increase in marketing in terms of tourism, differences among destinations and special interest tourism depending on demand have formed. One type of this interest tourism is dark tourism which is related to concept of death or the feelings such as pain, grief, and etc. The purpose of this study is to determine the dark tourism participants’ travel motivations. Study’s datas were collected by a questionnaire method of data collection. The datas were analyzed by using a suitable statistical program. As a result of this study, travel motivations of the dark tourism participants were examined under four factors and various suggestions were made for future studies on the subject.

  • Issue Year: 5/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 57-73
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Turkish