The purpose of this study is to understand the extent to which the hotels under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the center of the Turkish city Kastamonu are fit for the accommodation of the disabled. The author investigated six accommodation facilities located in the center of Kastamonu by utilizing various tools for data collection, including the Survey Method, face-to-face interviews with business managers, and the Drop-off and Pick-up (DOPU) method. Descriptive statistics were utilized to analyze the data. The results indicated that accommodation in these places is far from satisfying the special requirements for the disabled. This study contributes to the literature on barrier-free tourism by providing an original and comprehensive review of the theories, methods, discussion points, and implications of research in this field.
tourism, accommodation businesses, disabled individuals, Kastamonu
Aydoğdu, A., Yaşarsoy, E., & Pamukçu, H. (2020). The suitability of disabled friendly holiday accommodation in Turkey: The case of Kastamonu hotels. Journal of Global Business Insights, 5(1), 19-32. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/2640-64188.8.131.522
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