ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BEHAVIOUR OF THE TOURISTS WHO USES HOT AIR BALLOON AND THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS AIR POLLUTION

  • Lütfi Atay Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
  • Yasin Soylu Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
  • Sinan Gökdemir Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
  • Dalia Susnienė Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences
Keywords: recreational activities, environmentalism, environmentally friendly behaviour, air pollution

Abstract

Recreational activities taking place at natural destinations have the utmost importance for the consciousness of individuals about the environment. Individuals taking part in those activities come into close contact with environmental problems and experience them personally. This experience also reflects in their behaviour.

The aim of this study is to investigate environmentally conscious behaviour of the visitors who use hot air balloons. It also sought to determine visitor attitude towards air pollution which is the main source value. Therefore, 500 questionnaires distributed to visitors and out of the total 386 were considered to be valid for this study. In determining the effect of demographic variables T-test and one-way variance analysis applied to the hypotheses. As a result, there were significant differences between environmentally friendly behaviour and the entire demographic variables. Also, the attitude of the visitors towards air pollution is found to be quite significant.

Author Biographies

Lütfi Atay, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Assoc. Prof. Dr., Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, The Faculty of Tourism, Çanakkale, Turkey

Yasin Soylu, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

 PhD Student, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University,Tourism Management, Çanakkale, Turkey

Sinan Gökdemir, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Dr., lecturer, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, The Faculty of Tourism, Çanakkale, Turkey

Dalia Susnienė, Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

Assoc. Prof. Dr.; Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania.

Areas of scientific interests: Quality Management, Stakeholder Management, Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development.

Published
2019-12-12
How to Cite
AtayL., SoyluY., GökdemirS., & SusnienėD. (2019). ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BEHAVIOUR OF THE TOURISTS WHO USES HOT AIR BALLOON AND THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS AIR POLLUTION. Taikomieji Tyrimai Studijose Ir Praktikoje - Applied Research in Studies and Practice, 15(1), 24-31. Retrieved from https://ojs.panko.lt/index.php/ARSP/article/view/90