The Economic Contribution of Turkish Tourism Entrepreneurship on the Development of Tourism Movements In Islamic Countries

Dincer F. F., Dincer M. Z., Yilmaz S.

World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 May 2015, pp.413-422 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.483
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-422
  • Keywords: Tourism, Tourism Economics, Tourism Movements, Entrepreneurship, Islamic Countries
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


It is certainly an undeniable fact that the sectors constituting the global economy have screened a significant structural change as the degree of causality relationship between the world economy and globalization proliferates. In addition to this affirmative unfolding, all of these sectors have got through an economic growth period in real terms, while forcing themselves to change structurally. As this economic growth trend pervaded in the world geography, considerable raises were observed in the volume of consumer masses and the markets in which these sectors operate. The pervasiveness come into existence in the world geography has also caused to step up the dynamism of tourism industry. Together with the globalization and rising incomes, it is clearly uncovered that the tourism movements have not only an economic dimension but also other components such as particularly the social, cultural, religious, political, sportive, environmental, etc. dimensions. In our study, we will be trying to figure out whether Islamic Countries take a sufficient share from that ambitious economic growth trend and magnificent structural change process of the world tourism sector, as well as questioning how to expand the amount of this share through the leadership of Turkish tourism entrepreneurship. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (