Ferhat Şeker

Ferhat Şeker
Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University

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Introduction
Dr. Ferhat Şeker is an assistant professor at the Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Business, Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University in Türkiye. His research area includes smart tourism applications, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, neural networks, and deep learning.

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The city of Rio de Janeiro is home to several iconic statues, including the Christ Redeemer, the Carlos Drummond de Andrade Statue, the Frédéric Chopin Statue, and the Michael Jackson Statue. This paper presents a method for automatically classifying these statues using artificial neural networks (ANNs). A dataset of images of each statue taken fro...
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The purpose of this study is to determine the key factors affecting the behaviour of using tourism mobile apps. Contrary to previous studies, the present paper highlights the key factors by evaluating the perceived advantages and technological self-efficacy together. So as to evaluate overall measurement quality and test the hypothesised relationsh...
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In recent years, it has been seen that technology-based tools have started to take place frequently in our daily lives.This situation is more prominent in organizations such as food and beverage producing human-oriented services. Withthe increase in technological awareness, it is observed that the tendency of individuals who are curious about creat...
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The Artificial Intelligence- based Support Vector Machine (SVM) Algorithm can be used for the estimation of international passenger traffic at JFK. This paper obtains passenger data from 1990 to 2019 from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Web Site and trains it using the SVM model. Based on the evaluation metrics of the Support Vector M...
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Forecasting international tourist arrivals via artificial intelligence is crucial for the tourism industry for several reasons such as planning & budgeting, resource allocation, economic development, crisis management, and international relations. This paper aims to model and forecast international tourist arrivals worldwide for 2023 based on the M...
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The aim of the study, the relationship between the collectivist cultural values of the people ofŞırnak and the perceived socioeconomic effects of tourism was tested in the research. Structuralequation modeling (SEM) was used to test the hypotheses in the study. According to the findingsobtained within the scope of the research, significant and posi...
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The aim of this study is (1) to measure four dimensions of the experience economy at distinct destinations hosting different types of tourists, (2) to examine the impact of the perceived experience on satisfaction, and (3) the effect of satisfaction on intentions to revisit and recommend. For this purpose, the data were gathered through a survey fr...
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While smart tourism studies remain up-to-date, the limited number of research in the literature on the development of the right smart tourism strategies specific to a destination is the starting point of this research. The aim of the research is to analyze the current situation of Sanliurfa province within the scope of smart tourism and to determin...
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While envy is defined as wanting to have done what someone else has done, or wishing to have what someone else has, travel envy can be defined as wishing to have made a trip that someone else has made. Travel envy on social media is the envy of a person as “I wish I could go, too” when he/she sees travel, trip, vacation posts made by others on soci...
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The Internet and other information technologies have had serious effects on consumer behavior (Huang et al., 2017). In 2021, the number of internet users reached approximately 5.1 billion in the world (Internetworldstats, 2021), 218 billion mobile applications were downloaded in 2020, and at the end of 2020, 46.45 percent of the world’s population...
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Mobile tourism applications, which can be downloaded to smart mobile phones, provide touristswith access to up-to-date information about touristic places and activities in the destinationwithout space and time limit. It is important that mobile tourism applications are evaluated bytourism stakeholders and what is missing is detected. Because; a mob...
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In this study, it is aimed to determine the mediating role of loneliness at work in the effectof communication skills on the intention to quit job. For this purpose, besides demographicquestions, a questionnaire composing scales of communication skills, loneliness at workand intention to quit has been formed. The questionary was applied in five sta...
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F&B businesses constitute an important component of tourism activities. Fulfilling the demands of the consumers, which has a fragile structure, enhancing the satisfaction level, and the quality of the service provided are important for the sustainability of the tourism businesses. In this context, the objective of the study is to compare the custom...
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Festivals are a social event in almost every society and are defined as themed public celebrations. They has become a key feature of the tourism development strategies of many cities and districts today and forms an integral part of urban redevelopment and economic development plans. In addition to positive impacts on tourism and economics, festiva...
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The change in the consumption demands of the people in the tourism movements has led to the diversification of products in the tourism sector and the emergence of alternative types of tourism which emerged as an alternative to the traditional sea, sand and sun trilogy. To meet the changing demand and gain the most important share of the special int...
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Nowadays, the increase in people's leisure and income has enabled people to participate in more non-work activities. However, this has brought with it the difficulty of balancing work and private life. Work and life balance; The importance of the subject was understood due to the fact that it is a phenomenon that concerns all segments of the societ...
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People mostly experience stress in the work environment. Service sector employees try to provide customer satisfaction by suppressing their feelings and dealing with internal stress factors. The level of being influenced by stress sources and the person's response in stress environment vary according to personality traits. The Five-Factor or Five-F...
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The aim of the study is to determine the work life balance levels of restaurant employees and to detect whether the job satisfaction and intention to quit job differ or not according to the work life balance levels. For this purpose, between January and March 2019 questionnaires were applied to the employees by face to face at the restaurants which...
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The aim of the study is to determine what kind of practices Istanbul has to be a smart tourism destination. In order to acquire data related to smart tourism applications, document review method wasutilised. Intelligent tourism destination applications in Istanbul, examined under„destination sustainability and residents quality of life (1)‟, „desti...
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The website is the mirror of an institution, organization or country. This study was carried out to compare official travel websites of Turkey and three rivals of it Spain, Italy and Greece.Firstly, Alexa was used in the study to determine the traffic statistics and popularity of the official travel websites.It has been found that the most popular...
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In the study, aimed to compare Turkey's three out of top four most visited museum‟s Google Trends data with the visitor number of the museums. Within the scope of this study, the number of museum visitors were taken from the Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorates of Mevlana, Hagia Sophia and Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Museums. The data of the Google T...
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Determining on what grounds people participate in touristic activities or make their preferences, and investigating the factors that influence the demand for tourism for a country are of vital importance in achieving successful results in tourism. Based on this, the number of tourist arrivals to 12 countries located in the Mediterranean Basin over...
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The concept of ‘ethics’ has begun to be handled and evaluated in detail with the increasing awareness of the societies. In the tourism sector, which is located in the service sector and in which human interaction is intense, concept of ethics need to be kept the in the front line in terms of quality of service and sustainability. For this reason, i...
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Yenilikçilik, yeni şeyleri denemeye isteklilik, değişime duyulan istektir. Yenilikçi birey, yeni olmasından dolayı bir fikir, konu veya uygulamanın taşıdığı risklerden çekinmeden yeni deneyimlere açıktır ve sırf heyecan için değil önemli gördüğü için kendini yenilemenin yollarını arar. Bu bağlamda bireysel yenilikçilik, bir yeniliği geliştirmek, be...
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In recent years, the share of service sector is increasing in the world economy. Tourism, as a service sector, constitutes more than 1/3 of the world service trade, and continues to be the sector with the fastest growth rates. This sector does not have a stable structure, and constantly evolves with communication technologies, transportation facili...
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Food and beverage companies constitute an important component of tourism activities. Covering the demands of the consumers, which has a fragile structure, increasing the satisfaction level, and the quality of the service provided are important for the sustainability of the tourism businesses. In this context, the purpose of the study is to determin...
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The growth targets and profit foci of business organizations have made them use all available resources until they expire, and consider anything permissible for the purpose of obtaining profit. For this reason, business organizations have not felt the urge to care for environmental and socio-cultural factors that are outside the scope of their foca...
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In this study, the sharing of the participants of International Orange Blossom Festival organized regularly in April in Adana on the social media has been examined. The aim of the study is examining the photographs shared in Instagram with the tag #portakalçiçeğifestivali and determining the sides of the festival considered as interesting by the pa...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether customer experience has changed according to smartphone usage at the restaurant. For this purpose, a survey was conducted on 392 people who eat at restaurants in Mersin. According to the research results, while the functional benefit, which is the sub-dimension of customer experience quality, does...
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Aim: The purpose of this study is examining the ethical judgments of tourism students, who study at undergraduate level, according to some variables. Method: The data of the study were collected with a questionnaire from the students who studied at Mersin University, Tourism Faculty. The analyses were made over 284 questionnaires that were usable....
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Aim: The aim of this study is to find out positive and negative aspects of patiserries profession. Method: The data were collected via convenience sampling method in February of 2017 by the face to face interview method with the 16 patisserie workers. Content analysis was applied to collected data. Findings: Although the more frequently expressed o...
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Ambidexter is the name given to people who can use their both hands. Ambidexterity, in organizational terms, is the ability of combining two different and contradicting strategies such as using present resources of an organization in the most efficient way and discovering new ones simultaneously. Ambidextrous firms are professional in discovering n...
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The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a significant difference between reason for visiting to the mall and perception of service quality level from fast food restaurants in the mall. Within the scope of the study, prepared a questionnaire adapted from the SERVPERF. The data were obtained using face to face interviews, conducted fro...
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The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a significant difference betweenreason for visiting to the mall and perception of service quality level from fast foodrestaurants in the mall. Within the scope of the study, prepared a questionnaire adaptedfrom the SERVPERF. The data were obtained using face to face interviews, conductedfrom 13...
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The purpose of the study is determining whether the career demands of the students, who are receiving tourism education at undergraduate level, in the sector vary according to their communication skill levels. In this scope, a questionnaire form was prepared by making use of the career demands in tourism sector scales and the scales on assessing co...
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Economic Impacts of Tourism and Its Place In Turkish Economy
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Otonomi, kişinin kendini yönetmesi, hareket ve davranışlarda bağımsızlığı, kendini keşfetme, seçme özgürlüğü ve eylemde bulunma serbestliği anlamlarına gelmektedir. Otonomik özellik gösteren kişiler özgür düşünüp hareket edebilen, kendisi ile ilgili kararları kendi verip uygulayabilen, başkalarından bağımsız hareket edebilen kişilerdir. Bu çerçeved...

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