Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 1,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Determination of rural tourism strategies by rapid rural asessment technique: The case of Tekirdağ Province, Şarköy County


Tuğba Kiper 1*, Aslı Korkut 1, Emine Yılmaz 2

Recieved Date: 2010-11-06, Accepted Date: 2011-01-12


In rural tourism, since it contains a large number of interest groups (such as local residents, tourists, local and central authorities, tour operators, civil society organizations and associations etc.), a successful rural tourism policy must take into account all these interest groups. On the other hand, interest groups should necessary support the implementation of rural tourism. The participation of interest groups should be provided to determine rural tourism strategy and prioritization process in this direction. In this context, rapid rural appraisal technique, applied in the case of Tekirdağ Province, Şarköy County. It is aimed at creating awareness on realization of rural tourism planning in the field, and it is targeted to discuss rural development issues, expectations and solutions and rural tourism. Also identification of the applicability of strategies on rural tourism was intended. The findings have been analyzed with the method of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) analysis and the suggestions have been developed.


Rural tourism, rapid rural assessment technique, SWOT analysis, Şarköy

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 491-496

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