Assoc. Prof.
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 7275
+90 212 265 2119
  • Ph.D. Tourism Management Education, Gazi University (Turkey), 2016 (Ph.D. Scholarship Program of TUBITAK)
  • M.S. Hotel Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas (USA), 2009 (U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Scholarship Program)
  • B.S. Tourism Management Education, Gazi University (Turkey), 2005
Research Interests: 
  • Destination marketing
  • Consumer behavior in tourism
  • Statistical and methodological aspects of hospitality and tourism research
Selected Publications: 

Journal articles:

  • Ozekici, Y. K., Silik, C. E., & Usakli, A. (2024). Uncovering the perceptions and exploratory antecedents of artificial intelligence-backed robotic technology in the restaurant industry. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15378020.2024.2318524
  • Usakli, A., Kucukergin, K. G., Shi, D., & Okumus, F. (2022). Does self-congruity or functional congruity better predict destination attachment? A higher-order structural model. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 23, 100686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2021.100686
  • Lee, K., Kladou, S., Usakli, A., & Shi, Y. (2022). Inspiring winery experiences to benefit destination branding? Insights from wine tourists at Yantai, China. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, 5(1), 116-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-06-2020-0109
  • Usakli, A. & Kucukergin, K. G. (2018). Using partial least squares structural equation modeling in hospitality and tourism: Do researchers follow practical guidelines? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(11), 3462-3512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-11-2017-0753 (Special Issue on Methodological Advances in Hospitality and Tourism)
  • Kılıçlar, A., Uşaklı, A. & Tayfun, A. (2018). Terrorism prevention in tourism destinations: Security forces vs. civil authority perspectives. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 8, 232-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2017.04.006
  • Uşaklı, A., Koç, B., & Sönmez, S. (2017). How 'social' are destinations. Examining European DMO social media usage. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 6(2), 136-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2017.02.001
  • Usakli, A. & Baloglu, S. (2011). Brand personality of tourist destinations: An application of self-congruity theory. Tourism Management32(1), 114-127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2010.06.006


Book chapters:

  • Usakli, A. & Rasoolimanesh, S. M. (2023). Which SEM to use and what to report? A comparison of CB-SEM and PLS-SEM. In Okumus, F., Rasoolimanesh, S. M., & Jahani, S. (Eds.), Cutting Edge Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism. Emerald Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80455-063-220231002
  • Uşaklı, A., Koç, B., & Sönmez, S. (2019). Social media usage among top European DMOs. In Kozak, M. & Kozak, N. (Eds.), Tourist Destinations: Instruments, Products and Cases. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16981-7_1
  • Baloglu, S., & Usakli, A. (2011). Summarizing data. In Sirakaya, E., Uysal, M., Hammit, W. E. & Vaske, J. J. (Eds.), Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. UK: CABI Publishing. https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781786390486

Graduate level:

  • Research Methods in Tourism Management
  • Marketing Research

Undergraduate level:

  • Accommodation Industry
  • Food Service Management
  • Tourism Destination Development
  • Tourism Research Project

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