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The impact of political crises on the choice of second-home destination: A study of Swedish-Iranian second home buyers
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS, 2017, 81-82 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Political crises which have negative impact on the choice of a tourism destination can also affect the choice of a second-home destination negatively. The purpose of this study is to investigate why a part of Swedish-Iranian second home buyers prefer Spain than Turkey due to the politics. The group has shown interest in second-home purchase in the two countries during recent decade. More than 30 short dialogues were made with Swedish-Iranian buyers at the exhibition of “Buying Properties Abroad” in Kista, September 2015, after the start of a series of political crises in Turkey. A simple question was asked: Why do you choose Spain before Turkey? Most of the respondents gave more than three reasons.82The most important category of reasons were political factors followed by cultural factors. Political anxiety, instability and insecurity in Turkey, risk for civil war, police society, lack of democratic order, the fact that Turkey is not EU member, the government’s negative attitude towards Kurds, and the origin of Islamic state were the most mentioned political reasons. Cheating among some shopkeepers, negative attitudes by authorities towards Iranians, general perception of foreign women/female tourists, lack of a modern culture in Turkey, and better mentality among Spanish people have been among the cultural reasons. Among the economic reasons they mentioned lack of good infrastructure in Turkey, insecurity for invested capital, lower living costs in Spain, it is safer to buy house in Spain as EU country. Other less mentioned reasons were natural preconditions and knowledge on Spanish language.

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2017. 81-82 p.
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Political crises, Second-homes, Turkey, Spain, Swedish-Iranians
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-33753DiVA: diva2:1160634
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26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved

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