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This chapter examines tourism from Finland to Playa del Ingles on the island of Gran Canaria. A multi-stage research methodology was used, incorporating participant observation, field diarys and a questionnaire distributed to Finns arriving in Gran Canaria on a charter flight for a short-term visit ...

Author(s)
Selänniemi, T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Hosts and guests revisited: tourism issues of the 21st century, 2001, pp 80-92
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This study examines why people travel on their own. Based on a preliminary study of 7 solo travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, 13 sociopsychological justifications are empirically identified: ease, experience, flexibility, freedom, exploration, absence of a travel companion, prestige, sex, ...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Dann, G. M. S.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2001, 1, 1, pp 19-37
Abstract

This paper examines the preferences for information sources in travel planning by experienced travellers and Internet users in Norway. The study focuses on 4 categories of sources and how travellers planning to go on a city-holiday rank these sources and their sub-categories. A total of 392...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.; Tronvoll, B.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 276-285
Abstract

Dengue fever (DF) has become common in western travellers to the tropics. To improve the basis for travel advice, risk factors and dengue manifestations were assessed in 107 Swedish patients for whom DF was diagnosed after return from travel in 1998 and 1999. Patient data were compared with data on ...

Author(s)
Lindbäck, H.; Lindbäck, J.; Tegnell, A.; Janzon, R.; Vene, S.; Ekdahl, K.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2003, 9, 4, pp 438-442
Abstract

The impact of travel away from home within or outside the UK on the overall burden of Campylobacter infection is assessed. During the first year ending 30 April 2001, epidemiological information was gained from 7360 of 9655 (76%) cases of Campylobacter infection. Recent foreign travel was reported...

Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 136-138
Abstract

From laboratory records, information was collected on all 77 cases of rickettsioses diagnosed in Sweden during 1997-2001, 14 of which were diagnosed as belonging to the typhus group and 63 to the spotted fever group. Signs of hepatic involvement occurred more frequently in the typhus group....

Author(s)
Rahman, A.; Tegnell, A.; Vene, S.; Giesecke, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, 35, 4, pp 247-250
Abstract

Background: Data on the long-term safety of atovaquone/proguanil in nonimmune travellers are limited. Methods: An open-label study, involving 300 Danish soldiers stationed in Eritrea for six months was initiated. The subjects self-reported their symptoms on a post-travel questionnaire. The study...

Author(s)
Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, Supplement 1, pp S13-S15
Abstract

This paper looks at circumpolar tourism, focusing on the major destinations in the far north, namely Alaska (USA), northern Canada (the Yukon and the Northwest Territories), Greenland, Iceland, and Norway. Data on travel patterns, accommodation and transport in these destinations in 2000-02 are...

Author(s)
Loverseed, H.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2003, No.3, pp 1-27
Abstract

Atovaquone-proguanil has been shown to be effective and well tolerated for malaria prophylaxis in residents of countries of endemicity and in nonimmune adult travelers, but data about traveling children are limited. In a randomized, open-label, multicenter prophylaxis trial, 221 nonimmune pediatric ...

Author(s)
Camus, D.; Djossou, F.; Schilthuis, H. J.; Høgh, B.; Dutoit, E.; Malvy, D.; Roskell, N. S.; Hedgley, C.; Boever, E. H. de; Miller, G. B.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2004, 38, 12, pp 1716-1723
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and adverse effects of atovaquone-proguanil (Malarone) against Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hospital setting. Methods: Atovaquone-proguanil was given as standard treatment (1000/400 mg once daily for 3 days) to 50 adults from Denmark who had travelled...

Author(s)
Thybo, S.; Gjorup, I.; Ronn, A. M.; Meyrowitsch, D.; Bygberg, I. C.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2004, 11, 4, pp 220-224

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