Identifying rejuvenation strategies in micro tourism destinations: the case of Kaş


AYDIN B., AKSÖZ E. O.

JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INSIGHTS, no.3, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

PurposeThis research paper aims to identify and provide insights into rejuvenation strategies in Ka & scedil; as a microtourism destination based on the views of stakeholders.Design/methodology/approachThe research utilizes a single-case design, applying an inductive approach to analyze data collected from semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was employed to analyze the data.FindingsThe inductive thematic analysis yields nine different main themes: product transformation, integrated sustainable development strategies, cooperation, promotion through the right channels, stable tourism policy, selective tourism strategy, tourism awareness, access to tourist movements and management and tools for monitoring the quality and sustainability of tourism.Practical implicationsThis research offers practical recommendations for regional authorities, residents and business stakeholders to foster sustainable tourism development by addressing resource utilization and existing challenges in the rejuvenation of Ka & scedil;.Originality/valueThis research contributes to theory by addressing the lack of applied research on the rejuvenation process in micro-tourism destinations, using Ka & scedil; (Turkey) as a case study. It identifies and emphasizes the unique challenges in microdestinations, enhancing our understanding and filling a critical knowledge gap. The identified rejuvenation strategies in Ka & scedil; are positioned to serve as a model for similar destinations, emphasizing their distinctive characteristics and challenges.