Sociol Cultural Impacts of Tourism Essay

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Socio-cultural impacts of tourism in Turkey

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Date: 23 January 2009

Table of Content

Page: Introduction…………………………………………………………..3

1.What are socio- cultural impacts in general?...........................3
2.What is the tourism development in Turkey (Mediterranean area)?………………………………………………………………...
3.What are the impacts for the Mediterranean area?..................

Conclusion………………………………………………………….

Introduction
This report deals with the problem statement “Socio-cultural impacts of tourism in turkey” and will firstly give information about Socio-cultural impacts of tourism in general. Moreover the reader will get an overview of the tourism development with a small focus on the Mediterranean Area.
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The higher the tourist density is the higher is the dislike of tourists in one country. Locals may feel disturbed by tourists, be penalized and in extreme cases they will be prepared to leave the region. The Mediterranean area is a good example as the locals are penalized to access the area which is full of hotels for visitors.

2. What is the tourism development in Turkey (Mediterranean Area)?
Nowadays Turkey is a very important tourist destination with the Mediterranean and Aegean regions as main destination.
Turkey is even “the fourth most important destination in the Mediterranean region and the sixth in Europe”, following France, Spain, Italy, the UK and Germany.
In the last two decades there has been a rapid growth in the Turkish tourism development, while according to….the number of foreign tourists amounted 4.8 million in 1990, in 2005 the number of visitors increased up to 20.3 million.
The major important tourists of turkey come from Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Holland, France, Austria, Iran, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
In the global tourism a significant growth has been started since the end of the Second World War, namely after the commercial airline industry and the advent of the jet airplane in the 1950’s was created. As the tourism demand was increasing many governments and entrepreneurs decided to invest in the tourism sector.
Turkey was one of the countries, which was also highly interested to

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