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It is of vital importance that nature-based tourist destinations maintain their natural resources in a sustainable way. Nature and wilderness are the main attractions for tourism in Iceland. The Central Highlands are uninhabited with little visible evidence of human influence except for some huts,...

Author(s)
Sæpórsdóttir, A. D.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2018, 10, 7, pp 2315
Abstract

As a response to the threat of climate change, many nations are increasing their use of renewable energy, including wind energy. Large wind farms often conflict with other land uses, particularly tourism, which is a growing industry worldwide. In Iceland, tourism has recently become the largest...

Author(s)
Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Smith, D.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2018, 37, 9, pp 886-901
Abstract

This article examines high Arctic summer tourists' weather perceptions and tolerances. Given that global warming strikes Arctic regions more forcefully than other parts of the world, an improved understanding of visitors' weather perceptions and responses is imperative for tourism operations in...

Author(s)
Denstadli, J. M.; Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 1, pp 80-99
Abstract

The natural environment is an important element in destination choice. Regional environmental change and extreme environmental events including outbreaks of species perceived as disturbing to tourists or diminishing perceived environmental quality should consequently affect tourism. However, few...

Author(s)
Nilsson, J. H.; Gössling, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 1, pp 32-44
Abstract

As the awareness of environmental problems caused by tourism has increased, various international initiatives, ecolabels and certification programmes, such as Protected Area Network (PAN) Parks in Europe, have been introduced to promote sustainable tourism. This paper examines nature tourists'...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2012, 11, 1, pp 56-73
Abstract

This empirical study consists of two parts. The first goal of this study is to learn more about tourists' understanding of sustainable tourism. The empirical survey with 6,000 respondents in eight countries identifies the most relevant aspects of sustainable tourism from a tourists' perspective....

Author(s)
Wehrli, R.; Egli, H.; Lutzenberger, M.; Pfister, D.; Schwarz, J.; Stettler, J.
Publisher
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Citation
ITW Working Paper Series - Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Hochschule Luzern, 2011, No.01/2011, pp 153 pp.
Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine the impact of perceived risk on travel behavior and information search, and explore the mediating effect of tourist type. The results based on a quantitative survey of Finnish travelers' show how risk-prudent and risk-aversive tourists use specific types of...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 306-323
Abstract

The goal of this study is to learn more about tourists' understanding of sustainable tourism. The empirical survey with 6,000 respondents in eight countries identifies the most relevant aspects of sustainable tourism from a tourists' perspective. Overall the perception is balanced over the...

Author(s)
Wehrli, R.; Egli, H.; Lutzenberger, M.; Pfister, D.; Stettler, J.
Publisher
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Citation
ITW Working Paper Series - Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Hochschule Luzern, 2011, No.2/2011, pp 24 pp.
Abstract

This paper contributes to research on sustainable tourism development by utilizing an empirical approach to clarify visitors' subjective perceptions and assessments of tourism supplies and tourism-related amenities and infrastructure with respect to environmental performance and protection...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2007, 7, 2, pp 104-119
Abstract

This article examines how the concept of authenticity is perceived by solitary travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands. Its aim is twofold. First, it provides a literature review on authenticity that calls for further empirical investigation. Second, it explores how tourists themselves come to...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Olsen, K.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2002, 4, 3, pp 137-152

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