BİR MACERA TURİZMİ ETKİNLİĞİ OLARAK KAYA TIRMANIŞ SPORU VE ANTALYA-GEYİKBAYIRI'NIN POTANSİYELİ Rock Climbing As an Adventure Tourism Activities And The Potential of Antalya-Geyikbayırı

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2014 Doğu Coğrafya Dergisi  
Tourism sector is one of the world's fastest-growing sectors. Especially after World War II, almost a multi-country tourism sector has become an important source of revenue. Changing living conditions affected people tourism demand. People who wants to be away from crowded urban life, looks for new places and recreational areas to enjoy, rest and to see different places and to involve in different activities. In addition to the many different type of alternative tourism; adventure tourism has
more » ... nture tourism has become an important tourism form in the world. Antalya is one of the important tourism centers of the Turkey. Although it has got many alternative tourism sources, the tourism growth occurred as a "Mass Tourism" in Antalya. As several problems caused by mass tourism, and consumers' demand changed toward new products and activities alternative tourism became more effective 1990s. The efforts for diversification and expanding tourism during whole year round began to increase in 1990s. Although some alternative tourism types have emerged, the current potential can not be evaluated yet. The purpose of the study was to identfy the scope of adventure tourism with it's core elements. Geyikbayırı which is the most important rock climbing area of Turkey, is evaluated in the framework of adventure tourism and the potantials and opportunities were identified the area, suggestions are made for the development of the area. As a result of this study it was determined that Geyikbayırı has a high potaintial about adventure tourism. But the lack of any planning related tourism issues, it could negative effect of the potantial of Geyikbayırı.
doi:10.17295/dcd.25739 fatcat:c6lrlallebgh3gsh5hzc36jnpu