Study Materials for The Entrance Exam
STUDY MATERIALS FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM
These materials are just suggested sources. You can use you own sources to prepare.
General Overview of the Tourism Industry
Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Journey to 2030, Highlights
(This can be accessed from inside Boğaziçi University since the university is subscribed to the UNWTO's e-library)
Introduction to tourism as a product, components of tourism (including transportation and accommodation) and distribution of the tourism product
Charles R. Goeldner, J.R. Brent Ritchie, 2012, Tourism: principles, practices, philosophies, Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley. Twelfth Edition.
General overview of tourism worldwide, markets, statistics and trends
- European Tourism 2019 - Trends and Prospects (Q1/2021):
- UNWTO Tourism Highlights: 2019 Edition:
- UNWTO Tourism Barometer: January 2021 Edition:
Planning and Development of Sustainable Tourism
Turkish Tourism Strategy 2023
Impacts of Tourism and Sustainable Tourism
Tourism's Three main Impact Areas, Environmental Impacts of Tourism - Global level, Effects of Other Industries on Tourism,Tourism and Environmental Conservation.
You may start with the following:
Global Environmental Problems and Tourism
The European environment — state and outlook: synthesis report 2015
Chapter 3 from the book titled “Environment and Tourism” (or other sources highlighting the link between tourism and the environment):
Andrew Holden, 2008, Environment and Tourism (2nd Edition). New York: Routledge.
Alternative Tourism Forms
Candidates should have general knowledge about alternative tourism types such as eco, slow, adventure, sports, nature, agro, rural, culture, health and others (dark, volunteer...).
Detailed information can be easily found through organization's, NGO's, websites such as the UNWTO website.
Management and Organizations
The list of topics that are recommended to be reviewed about management and organizations are below. Matching topics can be studied from any management book. One suggested reading is:
Daft, R. and D. Marcic (2015). Understanding Management 9E. China, South Western Cengage Learning.
Definition of Management and Organizations
History of Management
The Environment and Corporate Culture
The Organization-Environment Relationship
The Internal Environment
Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility