Could Rural Tourism be a Good Generator of Women Workforce?: The Case of Kirazli TownAbstract views: 74 / PDF downloads: 77
Keywords:Kirazlı Town, Kuşadası, rural tourism, women employment
One of the most important industries in the world is tourism because it is surely a great employment generator in many countries and at the same time it forms a basis for women employment. Rural tourism, on the other hand, could be considered as a much more effective way of supporting women labour force because it might appear in every single piece of a culture. Moreover, this type of tourism requires an active participation of
local people in destinations because rural tourism products mainly depend on authentic traditions and tastes of different cultures. Many women living in villages of Turkey constitute passive workforce, and by its nature, rural tourism is especially attractive to women by providing them with decent employment. This paper aims to emphasize the importance of rural tourism in generating women employment. In this regard, 8 in-depth interviews, one of the qualitative methods, were achieved both with women serving for rural tourism and the headman of the town in Kirazlı Town of Kuşadası. The impacts of rural tourism on women employment are discussed in this paper.