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Exclusively planned tourism destinations, such as all-inclusive resorts, gated resort communities, private cruise liner-owned islands and privatized beaches, have increased over the last few decades. Researchers have analyzed these kinds of tourism environments as enclaves, which are typically...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.; Wall-Reinius, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2019, 21, 5, pp 739-880
Abstract

This volume provides an accessible overview of cultural tourism in southern Africa. It examines the utilisation of culture in southern African tourism and the related impacts, possibilities and challenges from deep and wide-ranging perspectives. The chapters use case studies to showcase some of the ...

Author(s)
Manwa, H.; Moswete, N.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism in Southern Africa, 2016, pp 224 pp.
Abstract

This commentary examines the growth ideology and the rise of responsibility in tourism, and argues that a key task and future challenge for tourism geographers over the next 20 years is to keep sustainable development on the research agenda by focusing on development needs beyond the markets and...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2018, 20, 2, pp 337-340
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Transfrontier cross-border nature conservation has become a fashionable target in many parts of the world, including Southern Africa. Transfrontier conservation initiatives are considered to have great capacity for biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism development by providing...

Author(s)
Chiutsi, S.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Development Southern Africa, 2017, 34, 3, pp 260-275
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the role of indicators in the transition to sustainability in tourism development and planning, identifying their main characteristics and summarising the challenges posed by their use in tourism development and in the research field. Indicators today constitute...

Author(s)
Torres-Delgado, A.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2014, 16, 1, pp 31-47
Abstract

Following the growth of nature-based tourism, national parks have become important tourist attractions and tools for regional development. This article examines how the role of tourism changed in national park planning in Finland in the 2000 s by analyzing official planning documents of parks. The...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Environment & Development, 2013, 22, 4, pp 411-434
Abstract

This collection of 6 papers focuses on the role of tourism in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals. The papers look at the impact of tourism on poverty alleviation, gender equality and women's empowerment, and the sustainable utilization of natural resources, among others.

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.; Rogerson, C.; Manwa, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2011, 14, 3, pp 201-307
Abstract

In Western countries rural areas have faced major changes and challenges in the past decades. The role of traditional economies has decreased rapidly and the economic transition of rural areas has turned increasingly towards tourism production. By using a Finnish national scale rural tourism...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2007, 10, 1, pp 96-105
Abstract

As sustainability has become an important policy issue in tourism, it is arousing growing discussion and criticism, and an increasing need to understand the nature of the limits of growth. This paper analyses how these limits are approached and evaluated in discussions on a local scale. The purpose ...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2006, 33, 4, pp 1121-1140

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