Yıl:2021   Cilt: 11   Sayı: 3   Alan: İktisat

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Emrah KIRATOĞLU

The Locomotive Role of Tourism in Regional Development: The Effect of 2019 Göbeklitepe Year on Şanlıurfa Economy

The development differences between the regions are tried to be eliminated with the plans made on national, international and regional scales. In this respect, tourism can be used as an important policy tool. The aim of this study is to evaluate the tourism potential of Şanlıurfa province and the contribution of the tourism sector to the provincial economy over the years, by drawing attention to the impact of the tourism sector on regional development, with Göbeklitepe being included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and declaring 2019 Göbeklitepe Year. In addition, with this study, it is aimed to reveal the role of the tourism sector in the development potential of Şanlıurfa province. Statistical data obtained from TUIK and Şanlıurfa Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism were used. As a result of the study, it was seen that the province of Şanlıurfa, which has a high tourism potential, could not use this potential as an important tool in regional development, and even the expected number of tourists could not be reached with the year 2019 Göbeklitepe. In addition, the tourism potential of Şanlıurfa province was evaluated with the SWOT analysis technique with the data obtained.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Tourism, Regional Development, 2019 Göbeklitepe Year


The Locomotive Role of Tourism in Regional Development: The Effect of 2019 Göbeklitepe Year on Şanlıurfa Economy

The development differences between the regions are tried to be eliminated with the plans made on national, international and regional scales. In this respect, tourism can be used as an important policy tool. The aim of this study is to evaluate the tourism potential of Şanlıurfa province and the contribution of the tourism sector to the provincial economy over the years, by drawing attention to the impact of the tourism sector on regional development, with Göbeklitepe being included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and declaring 2019 Göbeklitepe Year. In addition, with this study, it is aimed to reveal the role of the tourism sector in the development potential of Şanlıurfa province. Statistical data obtained from TUIK and Şanlıurfa Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism were used. As a result of the study, it was seen that the province of Şanlıurfa, which has a high tourism potential, could not use this potential as an important tool in regional development, and even the expected number of tourists could not be reached with the year 2019 Göbeklitepe. In addition, the tourism potential of Şanlıurfa province was evaluated with the SWOT analysis technique with the data obtained.

Keywords: Tourism, Regional Development, 2019 Göbeklitepe Year


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