Merhaba Misafir

Second home tourism in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey: Development issue and mobility pattern


Eastern Black Sea Region is one of the most important regions in the development of second home tourism for the mountainous areas in Turkey. There is considerable literature gap on research about second-home tourism in the mountainous areas of Turkey. For this reason, in this study, we aim to determine the development issue and mobility patterns of second home tourism in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. The research population consists of seven provinces located in the Eastern Black Sea region. The sample of the study is thirty highlands in Eastern Black Sea Region. A multistage cluster sampling technique was applied at the sample selection. The primary data were collected by the use of questionnaire surveys conducted with a total of 900 second homeowner selected by convenience sampling during July 2010. A total of 60 digital TIFF format monoscopic aerial photographs were analysed by using Erdas Imagine LPS and ArcGIS 9.3 software for showing the second home increase in the area. At the sampling highlands, 2.830 dwelling units have increased in the last thirty years. According to the questionnaire results of the study, second homeowners generally come to the region in May and June. Most of them leave the area in September. Second homeowners spend mostly 91-120 days in the region. The beautiful landscape and weather conditions are main motivations to acquire a second home from the region. Second-home demand in the region is gradually increasing. Therefore, the determination of main motivation sources for the second home demand and movement pattern towards the second homes provide useful information for planning issues. The study is also a pioneer research about the second homes in the mountainous area at Turkey.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Ankara Üniversitesi Çevrebilimleri Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 7
  • ISSN : 1309-1107
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 63-82
  • IO Kayıt No : 108468
  • Yayıncı : Ankara Üniversitesi Çevre Sorunları Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi