Creating a City Image for Instanbul: Religion as the Main Theme
Ülke Evrim Uysal1
1 University of Helsinki, Finland
To cite this text:
Uysal, Ü. E. (2010), Creating a City Image for Instanbul: Religion as the Main Theme, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 2, pp. 127-138.
City images in urban tourism have become affective tools of having a competitive advantage over other cities in attraction of visitors. Creating an image for a city, which claims a sound position on the global network of cities, has become a process of expertise. Several actors are involved in similar processes in different cities to create a city image which is often a collection of various themes and features. This work evaluates the process of creating a city image in Istanbul where the religion plays a vital role as a theme in image making.
City image, Istanbul, Urban tourism, Themes, Religion.