Investigation of Effect of Pandemic Process (Covid-19) on Football-Camp Tourism in Turkey
CitationKaradag, T.F., Karakus, M. (2020). Investigation of Effect of Pandemic Process (Covid-19) on Football-Camp Tourism in Turkey. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology, 9 (10), 268-274.
Sports tourism is a kind of tourism activities and makes importance for countries in terms of the product that it results economically. Turkey has a significant destination for sports tourism in terms of geographic, cultural, climate and facility. However, with the pandemic process that we face with, sports tourism has almost come to standstill and has been affected from this process negatively. Especially for developing countries such as Turkey, tourism incomes have an important role. In this context, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of pandemic process on football camp tourism in Turkey. In our study, both the position of Turkey in sports tourism has been investigated and the negative situations emerged from pandemic process have been emphasized by investigating the data of the institutions being active in tourism such as World Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Accordingly, we have tried to reveal the emerging situation by exhibiting that data obtained in tables. In addition, not only it has been aimed to contribute sports sciences but also it has been tried to find solution ways by presenting suggestions towards fixing these negative situations.