Effects of Global Warming on the Tourism Sector in Turkey

KARA, Hasan and BILGEN, Nurettin and ACAR, Derya (2010) Effects of Global Warming on the Tourism Sector in Turkey. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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One of the most crucial problems in the world is global warming. In recent years mean temperature values are rising and downfall values are indicating substantial deviations as to years and months. Even small changes in climates affect many sectors. The leading sector affected by global warming is tourism sector. Tourism is one of the sectors in Turkey developing in the fastest way. Numbers of tourists visiting Turkey have been increased beginning from 2000 and exceeded 27 millions in 2009. Tourism revenue of Turkey has passed over 16 billions dollar. A large number of different sectors such as transportation, food and construction are connected with tourism. Tourism sector is very interested in temperature rise and prolonging of summer season. In sea tourism it is expected an expansion to west and north regions of Turkey as well as south shores. Extreme summer hot will set off immigration from seaboard to uplands and hinterland as well as increase water and electricity consumptions. Less cold in winter season, delay and decrease of snowfall will affect winter sports centers negatively. In this study positive and negative effects of climate changes caused by global warming on the tourism sector which one of leading sectors in Turkey are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 08:19
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 15:06
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/277

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