Significance of Cultural Heritage Preservation in Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Muradiye Complex in Bursa, Turkey


DURAK S. , Yeke S. T. , Arslan T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, vol.5, no.4, pp.1-12, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14207/ejsd.2016.v5n4p1
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12

Abstract

Cultural tourism has become one of the important sectors of tourism in recent years with the growing awareness on cultural heritage. As being aware of the tourism potential of cultural heritage sites, policy makers pay special attention to preservation of these sites. However, the increasing number of visitors depending on the promotion of culture and history began to endanger the sustainability of heritage sites. In order to ensure the balance between preservation and utilization, researchers investigated the ways for welcoming large number of visitors without risking the sustainability.