International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Tourism Competitiveness in Central Asian Turkish Republics: An Assessment in Terms of Entrepreneurship 1
Associate Professor Shenol Chavus, Dr. Azamat Maksudunov, Research Assistant Muratali Abdyldaev

The economic impact of tourism is increasing steadily at local, national, and global levels. People are traveling and spending money to learn foreign cultures and see new places. In this respect, tourism sector appears to be an important opportunity for entrepreneurship. With their natural beauty, history and cultural diversity, Central Asian Turkish Republics have potential to get considerable share of the world tourism market. However, despite significant advantages in terms of tourism potential, it has not yet reached the desired level. In this context, by evaluating the competitive indices of the mentioned countries must be determined weaknesses and necessary measures should be taken. The purpose of this study is to evaluate by comparing tourism competitiveness indices of the Central Asian Turkish Republics and develop recommendations for the improvement of competitiveness. To achieve this goal, the reports published by the World Economic Forum and other international institutions will be used. Results of the study are intended to provide important information for institutions and organizations regulating market in those countries.

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