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Political crises and destination choice: An exploratory study of Swedish-Iranian second-home buyers
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
2018 (English)In: Tourism, Culture & Communication, ISSN 1098-304X, E-ISSN 1943-4146, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 205-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Political crises, which have a known impact on the choice of tourism destination, can also negatively affect the choice of second-home destination and purchase. The purpose of this study is to investigate why some Swedish-Iranian second-home buyers prefer Spain to Turkey for political reasons. More than 30 short dialogues were conducted with Swedish-Iranian buyers at the exhibition "Buying Properties Abroad" in Kista, September 2015, following the start of a series of political crises in Turkey. A simple question was asked: Why are you choosing Spain rather than Turkey? The most important category of reasons were political factors, followed by cultural reasons. Political anxiety, instability, and insecurity in Turkey, the risk of civil war, a police society, lack of democratic order, the fact that Turkey is not a member of the European Union, the government's negative attitudes towards Kurds, and the emergence of Islamic State were the political reasons most mentioned. One conclusion that can be drawn is that political crises affect second-home tourism/tourists in the same way that they do ordinary tourism/tourists. The research has some important implications for Turkish policymakers, tourism stakeholders at a macrolevel, their competitors, especially in Spain, and potential buyers. Based on this research, some suggestions for future studies are also given. 

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2018. Vol. 18, no 3, p. 205-218
Keywords [en]
Political crises, Second homes, Spain, Swedish-Iranians, Turkey
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Human Geography Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36507DOI: 10.3727/109830418X15319363084481Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053250361OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36507DiVA, id: diva2:1254558
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2018-10-09Bibliographically approved

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