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Volcano Tourism in Turkey

  • Gülpınar Akbulut
Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Abstract

Geotourism can be considered as a part of natural area tourism and ecotourism, but is a specialized form of tourism in that the focus of attention is the geosite (Dowling and Newsome 2006). However, one of the most important sectors of geotourism is volcano tourism (Erfurt-Cooper 2010) with many people interested in volcanic environments and therefore it is rapidly being recognised as an exciting new direction for tourism (Wartiti et al. 2007).

Keywords

Lava Flow Lava Dome Geological Heritage Volcanic Cone Winter Sport 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by Akbulut’s other studies. I would like to thank Abdulrahman Aksoy, Hakan Baykal, Ömer Ünsal, Bitlis Province Cultural and Tourism Manager for permission to use the photos and Patricia Erfurt-Cooper for correcting the text and improving the English.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cumhuriyet University SivasSivasTurkey

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