Having geographical and cultural proximity to the Middle East countries undergoing great deal of political, economic and sociological changes in the last years as a result of ‘Arab Spring’, as well as struggling with China-Wuhan-originated deadly world-wide coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic in 2020, Turkey faced with many problems in many sectors particularly in tourism as a result of current incidents and unexpected crises. From this point of view, the main purpose of this research is to reveal how the tourist guides assess the characteristics of tourism sector and which alternative solutions they suggest against the current events. The qualitative research method is adopted in the exploratory study using a holistic multiple case pattern. The data obtained from the interviews with 60 professional tourist guides were subjected to descriptive content analysis using the coding method. According to the findings “sensitive structure, competitive structure, substitutability and damage to the country image were found out to be four main characteristics of tourism industry. Practical solution proposals by guides associated with tourism industry have been emerged in a total of 14 themes with 64 sub-themes.
Publication Date : August 26, 2020
|APA||Şahi̇n, İ , Güzel, F . (2020). Olumsuz Güncel Gelişmelerin ve Krizlerin Türk Turizmine Etkileri: Profesyonel Turist Rehberlerinin Değerlendirmeleri ve Sektörel Çözüm Önerileri . İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 7 (2) , 257-280 . DOI: 10.17336/igusbd.541284|