Evaluation Alternative Tourism of Bingol (Turkey)

Omer Kilic, Zeyneb Kilic


Alternative tourism is a type of tourism that provides cultural interaction and income to the local people in the area where it is realized and is now included in the rural development policies of many countries and supported in development strategies. Bingöl city has rich vegetation, natural beauty, various nature tourism (plateau-flora-winter-river-hunting-cave, wildlife observation and trekking) activities in terms of rural tourism, so Bingöl has a separate place about potential turism activities. Therefore, the heritage, natural beauties and rural tourism potential of Bingöl should be promoted in a more remarkable and awareness-raising manner and tourism activities in the province should be supported more and potential should be realized. In this study, the literature review, field studies and observations, the concept of rural tourism and the importance of rural tourism are tried to be explained and the existing rural tourism potential of Bingöl province is evaluated with observations and visual materials. The living standards of the local people will be further improved by increasing the tourism and natural values, agricultural and cultural activities, thus contributing to the development of the Bingöl city.

Keywords: Bingöl, tourism, alternarive tourism, rural tourism.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-12-32

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702