Yıl 2020, Cilt 2 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 4 - 13 2020-06-18

The aim of this research are to explore the constraints that pets have on tourist travel, as well as the influence of these barriers on owners’ intentions of taking pets with them as travel companions. In this study, the scale developed by Chen, Peng and Hung (2014) was used as a data collection tool. The sample area included Turkey’s three largest cities: Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, with the study being the first of its kind in Turkey. The responses of 393 Turkish pet owners were examined through exploratory factor analysis. The results revealed three dimensions of pet-related tourism constraint, namely specific, interpersonal and structural. In addition, the contraints were determined to negatively affect owners’ previous travel experience in having pets included on tourist activities.
Pets, pet-related tourism, contraints, Turkey
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Otelcilik, Konaklama, Spor ve Turizm
Bölüm Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-7830-1928
Yazar: Sebahattin DİLEK (Sorumlu Yazar)
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-2115-301X
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-7256-1152
Yazar: David A. FENNELL
Kurum: Brock University
Ülke: Turkey


Başvuru Tarihi : 29 Mart 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 5 Nisan 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 18 Haziran 2020

APA Di̇lek, S , Kulakoğlu Di̇lek, N , Fennell, D . (2020). Travelling Companions: A Constraint Analysis of Pet Owners in Turkey . Journal of Tourism Leisure and Hospitality , 2 (1) , 4-13 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/toleho/issue/53785/710958