Turizam Volume 26, Issue 4-3
LOCAL RESIDENTS’ AND FOREIGN TOURISTS’INTENTION TOWARDS ECOTOURISM: A RESEARCH IN THE ANTALYA CITY
Authors: Akın Aksu, Ayşegül Demir, Aydın İnak, Mahmut Doğan Kamış
Abstract: The main aim of this research is to investigate local residents’ and foreign tourists’ intentions to participate in ecotourism practices by using attitudes towards ecotourism, likeability of tourist landscapes, intention to participate in ecotourism, and environmental knowledge in ecotourism. Local residents and foreign tourists took part in the research. According to the findings, local residents and foreign tourists have high averages in terms of attitude towards ecotourism, likeability of tourist landscapes, and environmental knowledge, but, have low averages in terms of their intention to participate in ecotourism. Local residents have more positive attitude towards ecotourism and higher environmental knowledge levels than foreign tourists.
Keywords: Residents, foreign tourists, ecotourism, Antalya, Turkey
Article info: 228-242
Received: October 2021 | Accepted: April 2022