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SUSTAINABLE YACHT TOURISM PRACTICES

Figen Sevinç and Tülay Güzel
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Figen Sevinç: Bartin University, Turkey
Tülay Güzel: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Management and Marketing Journal, 2017, vol. XV, issue 1, 61-76

Abstract: Yacht tourism has become an important asset for the countries which consider tourism as a means of development due to its environment awareness, national and international investments, the volume of business, employment opportunities, foreign exchange income, socio-economic and socio-cultural impact, and an increasing number of investments and incentives for yacht tourism have made and used in a number of countries. In the presence of such rapid developments, the environmental damage caused by yacht tourism has been of importance for coastal countries, and action plans and special projects involving many countries have been developed in order to enhance the awareness of the sustainability of yacht tourism. Given that environment is not a limited source, it is blatant that national or international sustainable tourism practices have been essential for coastal countries and environmental threats are now so severe that they cannot be overlooked. The purpose of the study is to discuss sustainable tourism practices as a part of the measures to eliminate the negative impacts of yacht tourism and provide relevant suggestions.

Keywords: Yachting; yacht tourism; sustainability; environmental awareness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M30 M31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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