Sustainable Economic Development through Tourism Ventures: The Case of Turkey
Entrepreneurship is considered as a central force of economic development in all communities. Tourism is one of the economic industries in which a great degree of involvement is needed by the entrepreneurial sector. Entrepreneurship is a critical factor in tourism development, both globally and regionally, because of the nature of tourism and tourism products. Tourism entrepreneurs are the basic determinants of successfulness of a society, who aims economic growth, development and differentiation via tourism. Entrepreneurs determine the magnitude of tourism industry, and what, where and when touristic enterprise will be created. The purpose of this study is to reveal the impact of the developments occurred in the superstructure of the tourism industry and show the importance of private sector entrepreneurial efforts in the sustainable economic development of Turkey between the period of 1980 to today.
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