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

    (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  
     May be studied from:
    “Tourism: The Business of Hospitality and Travel, 6th ed., Roy A. Cook, Cathy H. C. Hsu, Lorraine Taylor”
     Chapters 1, 5, 6 and 7 from the book titled “Tourism: principles, practices, philosophies”. 

     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 2023 - Trends and Prospects (Q1/2023):

  • ​UNWTO Tourism Highlights: 2023 Edition:


  • ​UNWTO Tourism Barometer: January 2023 Edition:


Planning and Development of Sustainable Tourism

  • Turkish Tourism Strategy 2023

    Available at:,turkeytourismstrategy2023pdf.pdf?0&_tag1=796689BB12A540BE0672E65E48D10C07D6DAE291

Global Environmental Problems and Tourism


  • The European environment — state and outlook: synthesis report 2020

Available at


  • 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 (2020). Understanding Management 11th Edition – Original PDF ebook. Cengage Learning.


  • Management

         Definition of Management and Organizations

     Organizational Performance

     Management Types

     History of Management

  • The Environment and Corporate Culture

        The Organization-Environment Relationship

        The Internal Environment

  • Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility