A case study of the perceptions, experiences and relations of British permanent tourists with the host community in Didim, Turkey

Authors

  • Imren Waller

Keywords:

Permanent tourists, second home owners, lifestyle migrants, guest perceptions, Turkey

Abstract

This qualitative study aims to examine the perspectives of British permanent tourists settled in Didim, Turkey. The study uses semi-structured interviews to explore and understand the motivations, and interactions of this community with the host society in the location. The initial findings were that the views of the community were largely positive partly due to the secular nature of Turkish society. The study found that those who were best able to survive in Didim were pensioners deriving their income from the UK.  However, these permanent tourists do not generally integrate with their hosts due to issues such as language. 

Author Biography

  • Imren Waller

    Imren is in the final stage of completing her PhD in Tourism, focussing on permanent tourists in Turkey. She graduated from Hacettepe University, Ankara, in Philosophy, and then gained an MA in Tourism Management at the University of Central Lancashire, in the UK, in 2004. She has been lecturing in Tourism and Research Methods at the University of Central Lancashire since 2007.  Her research interests are second home tourism and lifestyle migrants.

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Published

2018-01-16

How to Cite

“A case study of the perceptions, experiences and relations of British permanent tourists with the host community in Didim, Turkey” (2018) e-Review of Tourism Research, 14(3/4). Available at: https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/article/view/94 (Accessed: 22 May 2024).

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