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Economic Implications of International Tourism on Turkish Economy

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  • Akal, Mustafa

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This study outlines, with a review of earlier studies, the effects of international tourism by showing developments in tourism-related economic parameters and discusses the implications of such tourism on the economy of Turkey. It asks how far international tourism contributes to the economic growth and development of Turkey; how far the country fully values its tourism potential by varying the focus of tourism facilities beyond the sun-sea-sand type of tourism, in order to lead to development of the industry countrywide and contribute further to economic growth; and other positive and negative effects of international tourism on the economy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25197.

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Date of creation: 03 Apr 2009
Date of revision: 23 Jun 2009
Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 1.5(2010): pp. 131-152
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25197

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Keywords: International tourism; economics; implications; Turkey;

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  1. Lokman Gunduz & Abdulnasser Hatemi-J, 2005. "Is the tourism-led growth hypothesis valid for Turkey?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(8), pages 499-504.
  2. Jacint Balaguer & Manuel Cantavella-Jorda, 2002. "Tourism as a long-run economic growth factor: the Spanish case," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(7), pages 877-884.
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