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The Determination of Sea Tourism Season According to the Climatic Conditions in Marmaris - Alanya Coastal Belt (SW of Turkey)


  • Yüksel GÜÇLÜ

    (Sakarya University (Turkey))


The attractiveness of a tourist destination is partly dependent on its environmental and climatic resource. It is important that climatic conditions are within presumed threshold values with respect to tourism and recreation activities in the form that people rest in a healthy environment, relieve from their tiredness and benefit from health effects of sea water and atmosphere. The purpose of this study is to determine the most favourable season according to the climatical condition in respect of sea tourism in Marmaris-Alanya coastal belt of Turkey where tourism intensifies in summer season and in the frame of sea-sun-sand. The climatical elements bearing importance for the sun and sea bathing; sunshine duration, temperature, relative humidity, wind, precipitation and sea surface temperature have been taken into consideration for this purpose. Conditions in respect of sunbathing in the study area are quite favourable in sea tourism season. The period during which temperature is favourable with relative humidity and wind conditions is seen May 6-October 23. The most favourable period for sea tourism season is seen June 13-June 25. Extreme period in respect of sea tourism season is seen May 12-July 25 and September 3– October 19. Acting in the light of these data in the planning and implementation of tourism activities poses great significance.

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  • Yüksel GÜÇLÜ, 2008. "The Determination of Sea Tourism Season According to the Climatic Conditions in Marmaris - Alanya Coastal Belt (SW of Turkey)," Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends, Romanian-American University, vol. 1(2), pages 91-111, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:jurtct:v:1:y:2008:i:2:p:91-111

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