The Effect of Local Events to Rural Tourism as a Recreational ActivityJournal: International Journal of Science Culture and Sport (IntJSCS) (Vol.2, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2014-08-30
Authors : Elif Zeynep ÖZER; Fatih ÇAVUŞOĞLU;
Page : 191-202
Keywords : recreation; recreational tourism; event; local events; rural tourism;
Recreation is the activities that person attends voluntarily in his/her spare time to refreshing, relaxing and motivation. Activities that are made in rural area are option for recreational activities. There is an increase in consumer demand for rural tourism as an alternative tourism option. Participants get a chance to know different cultural structures and chance to see natural beauties by attending rural activities. Events that are performed with attendees form different destinations are support area from economy, development and advertising point of view. Objective of this work is making contribution to development rural tourism and recreational activities by defining the effect of local events to rural tourism as a recreational activity. In this work, the effect of participation of recreational tourism activities to rural tourism is investigated. Data that is required is gathered by semi structured interview technique. The result of this work has a potential to use a resource to lead event managers. This work also has a potential to use a resource for studies that are related to recreation tourism, local activities and rural tourism.
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