An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method

The recreational use value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park in the Antalya province of Turkey was studied by using the Individual Travel Cost Method (ITCM). For this purpose, 500 on-site questionnaires were administered between September 1998 and June 1999. By applying certain criteria to these questionnaires, 280 cases were selected for economic analysis. The number of visits made by individuals was used as the dependent variable, while travel costs of individuals to the Park, socio-economic variables (age, education and household income) and alternative sites were selected as the independent variables in the demand model of the Park. A semi-log functional form was used to estimate the consumer surplus of the Park users. The results showed that Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park has an annual recreational use value of 50,000 with July 1999 exchange rates. It was concluded that the ITCM can be used in the estimation of recreational use value of the natural areas in Turkey, but further research on the type of costs to be considered in the calculation of travel costs is needed.

An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method

The recreational use value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park in the Antalya province of Turkey was studied by using the Individual Travel Cost Method (ITCM). For this purpose, 500 on-site questionnaires were administered between September 1998 and June 1999. By applying certain criteria to these questionnaires, 280 cases were selected for economic analysis. The number of visits made by individuals was used as the dependent variable, while travel costs of individuals to the Park, socio-economic variables (age, education and household income) and alternative sites were selected as the independent variables in the demand model of the Park. A semi-log functional form was used to estimate the consumer surplus of the Park users. The results showed that Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park has an annual recreational use value of 50,000 with July 1999 exchange rates. It was concluded that the ITCM can be used in the estimation of recreational use value of the natural areas in Turkey, but further research on the type of costs to be considered in the calculation of travel costs is needed.

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Bibtex @ { tbtkagriculture138683, journal = {Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry}, issn = {1300-011X}, eissn = {1303-6173}, address = {}, publisher = {TÜBİTAK}, year = {2002}, volume = {26}, pages = {57 - 62}, doi = {}, title = {An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method}, key = {cite}, author = {Ortaçeşme, Veli} }
APA Ortaçeşme, V . (2002). An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method . Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 26 (1) , 57-62 .
MLA Ortaçeşme, V . "An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method" . Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 26 (2002 ): 57-62 <
Chicago Ortaçeşme, V . "An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method". Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 26 (2002 ): 57-62
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ISNAD Ortaçeşme, Veli . "An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method". Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 26 / 1 (Ocak 2002): 57-62 .
AMA Ortaçeşme V . An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 2002; 26(1): 57-62.
Vancouver Ortaçeşme V . An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 2002; 26(1): 57-62.
IEEE V. Ortaçeşme , "An Estimation of the Recreational Use Value of Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park by the Individual Travel Cost Method", Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, c. 26, sayı. 1, ss. 57-62, Oca. 2002