Potential Contributions of Olives and Olive Oil in the Developing Tourism in Mudanya (Bursa)Abstract views: 157 / PDF downloads: 108
Keywords:Olive, Olive Oil, Rural Tourism, Agro-Tourism, Gastronomic Tourism
Turkey is the 3rd country in olive production and 4th country in olive oil production in the world. Olive oil and olive farming has significant economic value both in the national and international arena for Turkey. Olive and olive oil, which are irreplaceable ingredients in our breakfasts, many meals and salads in Turkish kitchen, are the primary source of income for the families in Mudanya. Mudanya has a historical past and it has a significant potential in terms of rural tourism, culture tourism and marine tourism due to its current development and location. Olive and olive oil, which are very important in kitchen tourism, are also potential sources for sustainable rural tourism. The more efficient use of olive and olive oil for these areas will provide significant contributions to the development of Mudanya tourism and to the economic strength of the people of the region.