Institution-based Approach in Sustainable Tourism: Emerging Importance of Environmental Associations in Turkey

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Sustainable development has become the core issue for cities in competition under the influence of globalization; and in particular, those with tourism potential and natural assets are striving to attain this goal. Despite the wealth of previous literature focusing on sustainability, the question of how environmental institutions and associations can support the sustainable development of cities has yet to be covered in full. It is the aim of this chapter to identify the role of environmental associations in the sustainability of cities by analyzing how environmental protection in the cities of Turkey has become institutionalized by carrying out a location quotient analysis on a thematic map. The chapter concludes by offering practical suggestions of how sustainability can be increased.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5848/CSP.3259.00008

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • Sustainability of Tourism: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives
    This book examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of various methods in order to maintain sustainable tourism development. The list of policies and practices is based on a selection of the most recent topics, providing many real-world examples and cases in relation to culture and nature-based environmental issues, representing both individual businesses and tourist destinations with an international focus. Structured with 15 chapters altogether, the principles and guidelines discussed apply equally to different product levels in tourism such as museums, cities, regions, and countries. This volume is intended as a supplementary textbook for further reading.
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