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The nine papers in this section begin with an overview of key environmental concerns, placing the debate in the context of tourism industry growth and, in particular, the airlines sector. The second paper outlines some of the current issues and reservations on the tourism/environment debate. Three...

Author(s)
Somerville, H. (et al.)
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Tourism: the state of the art., 1994, pp 635-719
Abstract

This chapter identifies the locally divisive issues and is instructive as an illustration of the role of local power and the political process in Ulvik, Norway. The paper describes the perceptions of residents of Ulvik on the growing tourist industry. Tourism-related activities and conflicts...

Author(s)
Puijk, R.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Hosts and guests revisited: tourism issues of the 21st century, 2001, pp 175-183
Abstract

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
Abstract

The paper focuses on the transactions connected to the distribution of a round trip product. Specifically, the elaboration embraces the transfer of service quality specifications within the complicated production and distribution process and how service quality perceptions of the end-users can be...

Author(s)
Jensen, Ø.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 119-134
Abstract

This paper contrasts distribution systems in various European countries (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Spain) and identifies differences between Northern and Southern Europe. It is indicated that there are pronounced differences in approaches to holiday taking in Europe. In Northern...

Author(s)
Casarin, F.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 137-150
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecolabels for tourism in Europe: the European ecolabel for tourism?

A definition for sustainable tourism is sought. Next, a discussion is presented of how tourism and the environment may develop in Europe, how tourist organizations should react, and the benefits that may from tourism ecolabels are described. The following issues are addressed: tourism within the...

Author(s)
Hamele, H.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995069)
Type
Book chapter
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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Developing a historic tourist product: the case of Loviisa, Finland.

This chapter presents a case history which summarized the initial stages of a tourist product development process in a small settlement on the coast of Loviisa, Finland. The research was conducted through detailed interviews with 9 leading figures in the local tourism industry. This case study...

Author(s)
Lindroth, K.; Soisalon-Soininen, T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995724)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This chapter focuses on the Finnish rural tourism entrepreneurs' definitions of success and growth. It is argued that an entrepreneur's definition of success and growth is comprised of his/her attitudes towards the need for growth in business, needs and expectations for continuation of the firm and ...

Author(s)
Komppula, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small firms in tourism: international perspectives, 2004, pp 115-138
Abstract

This paper discusses the nature of entrepreneurship and examines the importance of entrepreneurs and family businesses within the micro, small and medium-sized tourism and hospitality sector. Destination competitiveness is examined based on the roles of individual enterprises and owners. Findings...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Petersen, T.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Reinventing a tourism destination: facing the challenge, 2004, pp 135-146

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