Golf Tourism: A Research Profile and Security Perceptions in Belek, Antalya, Turkey.


  • Akın Aksu Akdeniz University Faculty of Tourism Antalya / TURKEY
  • Ömür Uçar PhD candidate, Akdeniz University Social Sciences Institute Antalya / TURKEY
  • Doğuş Kılıçarslan Research Assistant, Akdeniz University Social Sciences Institute Antalya / TURKEY



Golf Tourism, Golf tourists, security perceptions, Turkey, Antalya, Belek


Our study aim to determine the current profile of sampled golf tourists visiting Belek, Antalya in high season and their perceptions of security using questionnaires to survey golf tourists in the sample were evaluated separately. The sample consisted of a survey profile of 280 golf tourists and their responses regarding security perceptions for Belek, Antalya. Chi-square testing and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Despite some negative developments in Turkey (such as terrorist attacks), the majority of golf tourists still remain satisfied and motivated to recommend the destination to others. The results of the study would be of help for tourism professionals, academicians and decision makers especially in developing future marketing strategies for Belek. 



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