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In this study, the types of activities and places that contribute to the improvement of the living conditions analysed within the example of the residents living in a slow city. The population of the study consists of the local people living in Ahlat (Bitlis, Turkiye), which was declared as a slow city in 2019. The data of the research were collected between 30 May and 15 June 2022. Three questions were asked to the participants about the kinds of activities the residents were engaged in, the activities they dreamed of doing and the kind of recreational places they needed to. The answers given provide an understanding of leisure needs of residents living in Ahlat to relax, renew and revive their daily lives. The results of the study showed that the residents need cultural, social, educational, collective and sportive activities with facilities and places related to those activities. In this context, various suggestions have been developed for local administrators, managers and marketers.



Recommended Citation

Kama, S., & Ağbay, N. C. (2023). Leisure activity and place requirement for a better life in slow city Ahlat. In F. Okumus, B. Denizci-Guillet, M. Tuna, & S. Dogan (Eds.), Advances in managing tourism across continents (Vol. 3, pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833097

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