Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Murat Bayazit, Uğur Ceylan, Uğur Saylan

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1356289832 Effect of Traditional Handicrafts on Regional Tourism: Southeastern Anatolia Case

Handicrafts have been the main materials since the existence of human in order
to meet daily needs. By the time, these products have been exposed to some alterations
according to environmental effects. Nonetheless, they have improved themselves by also
reflecting emotions, artistic appreciation and cultural features, so they have become a
tradition. These crafts have a great significance in tourism sector as well. They are so
valuable products especially in culture tourism in context of development of the regions
due to their cultural heritage identities. Southeastern Anatolia has a great potential in
sense of culture tourism, because it has witnessed numerous civilizations through out
the history, however there could not be any sufficient incomes from tourism. Relations
between tourism and handicrafts are discussed in this study. Additionally, the ways that
traditional crafts affect regional tourism in Southeastern Anatolia has been evaluated and
some alternatives in regional tourism have been investigated.