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CABI Book Chapter

Ecotourism in Scandinavia: lessons in theory and practice.

Book cover for Ecotourism in Scandinavia: lessons in theory and practice.


Chapter 13 (Page no: 143)

Eco-traveller or eco-site visitor?

This chapter explores the route and site dimensions of tourism and sustainability. It argues that, if ecotourism should be regarded as the solution to make the world more sustainable, tourism researchers should start to distinguish between eco-travellers and eco-site visitors. Ecotourism should then include the whole trip, both the visited site or destinations and the travelled route to and from that site. Some typical travel behaviour patterns in rural Scandinavia, primarily Norwegian cases, are presented to show what happens when the focus is changed from an 'at site only' to a 'complete trip' perspective.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An introduction to ecotourism in Scandinavia. Author(s): Gössling, S. Hultman, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Ecotourism in Denmark. Author(s): Kaae, B. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Sweden: where holidays come naturally. Author(s): Fredman, P. Gössling, S. Hultman, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 38) Ecotourism in Norway: non-existence or co-existence? Author(s): Viken, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) Iceland: nature-, adventure- or eco-island? Author(s): Gössling, S. Alkimou, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Tourism certification in Scandinavia. Author(s): Gössling, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) The role of nature in Swedish ecotourism. Author(s): Hultman, J. Cederholm, E. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Ecotourism as experience-tourism. Author(s): Gössling, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 98) The right of public access: potentials and challenges for ecotourism. Author(s): Sandell, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 113) Swedish mountain tourism patterns and modelling destination attributes. Author(s): Fredman, P. Lindberg, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 124) Environmental concerns of Swedish ecotourists: an environmental-psychological perspective. Author(s): Wurzinger, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 134) Rural development through ecotourism. Author(s): Nilsson, N. O.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 154) Ecotourist choices of transport modes. Author(s): Folke, J. Østrup, J. H. Gössling, S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 166) Ecotourism and indigenous people: positive and negative impacts of Sami tourism. Author(s): Pettersson, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 178) Hunting tourism as ecotourism: conflicts and opportunities. Author(s): Gunnarsdotter, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 193) Policy, planning and governance in ecotourism. Author(s): Hall, C. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Tourism, University College, Lillehammer, Norway.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931346
  • Record Number
  • 20063158137