Socio-cultural, Economic, and Environmental Effects of Tourism from the Point of View of the Local Community

Uslu, A., Alagöz, G., Güneş, E. (2020). Socio-cultural, Economic, and Environmental Effects of Tourism from the Point of View of the Local Community. Journal of Tourism and Services, 21(11), 1-21. doi: 10.29036/jots.v11i21.147

  • Abdullah Uslu Manavgat Faculty of Tourism, Akdeniz University, Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey
  • Gürkan Alagöz Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
  • Erkan Güneş Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
Keywords: Local community, Effects of tourism, Demographic Variables, Moderator, Manavgat

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine the socio-cultural, economic, and environmental effects of tourism perceived by the local community living in Manavgat/Turkey on the satisfaction with the tourism development, to identify the effect of this satisfaction with tourism development, and to ascertain the moderator role of the demographic variables in this relationship. The population of the research is the local community living in Manavgat/Turkey. EFA, CFA, path analyzes, and Slope difference tests have been performed through 384 surveys collected from the local community. As a result, it has been determined that perceived socio-cultural, economic, and environmental positive effects of tourism and negative environmental effects have an impact on satisfaction with tourism development. Meanwhile, it has been determined that the local community's satisfaction with tourism development affects the attitude and gender has a moderator role on this effect. In line with these results, public institutions, tourism professionals, and non-governmental organizations in Manavgat will be able to better perceive the local community's attitudes and behaviors.

Author Biographies

Abdullah Uslu, Manavgat Faculty of Tourism, Akdeniz University, Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Abdullah USLU

Assistant professor

Department of tourism management

Manavgat Faculty of Tourism

Akdeniz University, Turkey

Emek Mah. Piyade Er Fikret Karamusaoğlu Cd. No:156, 07600,

Manavgat/Antalya/Turkey

+90 242 742 70 25

auslu@akdeniz.edu.tr

Abdullah USLU is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Manavgat Tourism at Akdeniz University. His main research areas are tourism marketing, tourist behaviour, destination marketing and management, service quality and sustainable tourism.

Gürkan Alagöz, Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey

Gürkan Alagöz

Assistant Professor

Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering Services

Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management

Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University

Erzincan/Turkey

+90 446 225 17 02

Gürkan ALAGÖZ is an Assistant Professor at Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management. His research interests are organizational change, leadership, destination marketing and management, tourism education, cultural tourism and sustainable tourism.

Erkan Güneş, Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey

Erkan GÜNEŞ

Assistant Professor

Department of Travel-Tourism and Entertainment Services

Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management

Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University

Erzincan/Turkey

+90 446 225 17 02

Erkan GÜNEŞ is an Assistant Professor at Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management. His research interests are destination marketing and management, destination quality, tourism education, cultural heritage tourism and sustainable tourism.

Published
2020-12-31