Overtourism Perception In The Islands: The Sample Of Bozcaada And Gökçeada

Sünnetçioğlu S., Mercan Ş. O., Özkök F., Sünnetçioğlu A.

International Travel And Tourism Dynamics (ITTD20) , 8 - 10 October 2020

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Unpublished
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Overtourism emphasizes that an excessive number of tourists in a particular destination can have negative effects on society. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the effects of over tourism on the two touristic islands in Çanakkale, Bozcaada and Gökçeada, from the eyes of the local people.In line with this purpose, the perception of the local people about the effects of tourism, problems caused by tourists and their attitudes towards tourists were evaluated with 260 data using the survey method. According to the research findings, although there is a positive perception towards tourism in the islands, there are also problems caused by tourism. In addition, the local people of Bozcaada have a more negative perception of tourism effects, problems caused by tourists and their attitudes towards tourists compared to the local people of Gökçeada. At the end of the study, the reasons for this were discussed and various suggestions were presented.