The impact of tourism on residents’ quality of life: the case of Van, Turkey

Faruk Alaeddinoglu, Nuray Turker, Ali Selcuk Can

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Abstract

This research focuses on the economic, social, and environmental impacts of tourism on residents’ quality of life in Van province in Turkey. Because of its positive economic impacts on the local community, residents’ expectations of tourism industry are high. In order to determine the impacts of tourism on quality of life in Van, a survey was conducted using a sample of 351 residents. The findings show a relationship between the impacts of tourism and the local residents’ material and cultural wellbeing, and indicate that economic and cultural influences of tourism have a positive impact on the material and cultural wellbeing of local residents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism - Summer Session (HLST-Summer 2016)
PublisherChiba Institute of Technology
Pages427-438
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism - Summer Session
ISSN (Print)2309-3757

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism
Abbreviated titleHLST
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/07/1614/07/16

Keywords

  • Quality of life
  • impacts of tourism
  • Van
  • Turkey

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