The Place and Importance of Yacht Tourism in The Tourism Sector

Aydogan E., Kadıoğlu M.

JOURNAL OF ETA MARITIME SCIENCE, vol.6, no.3, pp.243-254, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jems.2018.83702
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-254
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Along with coastal tourism, Turkey has various touristic opportunities including alternative tourism. When we consider the versatility of tourism types, apart from focusing on a specific tourism genre, there is an emergent need for the development of tourism corridors consisting of more than one genre while planning tourism investments. This study investigates tourist and yachtsmen profiles in Turkey and seeks to analyse whether the two segments have anything in common. Such an analysis aims at making references to the extent countries should take into account the general tourism priorities in such fields asyachtsmanship and marina management. Within the scope of the study Turkey's tourism and yachtsmanship sectors have been scruntinized respectively. in this context the dispersion diagram pertaining to the number of tourists visiting Turkey as well as the number of yachts between the years 1990-2015, according to statistics obtained from Ministry of 'Tourism and Culture, has been drawn and a positive corelation between the two has obtained. Next, corelation analysis has been conducted of the two data sets and the anaysis has revealed a mid or high positive corelation.