This study aims to conduct a nethnographic analysis of the dining experiences of Russian tourists who prefer Antalya as their destination, depending on their restaurant choices. The findings regarding the dining experiences within the scope of the study were obtained from restaurant reviews for 2019 on the TripAdvisor website. The research findings were obtained from 131 reviews written for ten restaurants operating in Antalya city centre, Side, Kemer and Alanya districts. The analysis of reviews are made in three dimensions; First-Hand Experience, Supportive Experience and Attractive Experience. According to the findings obtained from the comments, it can be said that Russian tourists stay away from the Anatolian local culinary culture and prefer the cuisine they are used to in the countries they come from or dishes belonging to the universal cuisine. It has also been established that Russian tourists pay attention to restaurants with a good atmosphere to spend good and quality time with their families, rather than the dishes offered in restaurants.
Experience, Dining Experience, Netnographe
Tolga Gül: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-5218-082X
Alper Bozbas: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-6282-8845
Bozbas, A., & Gül, T. (2022). A Netnographic Review of Dining Experiences of Russian Tourists. Journal of Mediterranean Tourism Research, 1(2), 111--122. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/2770-7518.104.22.1689
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