INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


VISITOR PREFERENCES FOR THE KIZILCAHAMAM SOĞUKSU NATIONAL PARK’S DAILY RECREATION AREAS

The aim of the study was to determine the reasons why the visitors prefer Kızılcahamam Soğuksu National Park recreation areas, the evaluations of the visitors about the qualifications of the facilities and services in the national park and the general satisfaction levels of the national park.Questionnaire was applied to 462 visitors. The data obtained from the study were evaluated with SPSS 16 statistical package program using statistical techniques appropriate for the purpose of the research. The reasons why visitors prefer these areas; picnicking, hiking, taking photos, cycling. For the visitors, “ Number of Toilets and Hygiene of Toilets , Lighting and Number and Quality of Clean Water Resources (Çeşme) “are the most inadequate services. For the visitors, “ Number and Quality of Food and Beverage Businesses” was the most adequate service.



Keywords
Kızılcahamam Soğuksu National Park, Recreation activities, Preference, Satisfaction.



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