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One way to spread awareness about the importance of nature in cities, is to attract more outdoor recreationists to observe and learn about nature in green areas. In order to do so, urban planners need to understand what leads to higher satisfaction with urban nature observation. In this study, we...

Author(s)
Kuldna, P.; Poltimäe, H.; Tuhkanen, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2020, 29,
Abstract

During initial ethnographic fieldwork among Norwegian long-term visitors in the province of Alicante in Spain, these visitors expressed concern about the manner in which they were portrayed in the Norwegian news media, in contrast to their own images as holiday-makers. This problem is partly...

Author(s)
Selstad, L.; Nogués-Pedregal, A. M.; Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2020, 18, 3, pp 223-236
Abstract

While there is a growing interest in immersive experiences and visitor immersion within the tourism industry, there is still a deficiency of empirical research focusing on how visitors become immersed. This study explores the subjective nature of the immersion process by focusing on the moderating...

Author(s)
Blumenthal, V.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2020, 20, 1, pp 4-27
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This study examine how the number of visitors affects the behavior of four chimpanzees Pan troglodytes in Aalborg Zoo. Overall, continuous focal sampling showed no significant changes in the chimpanzee's behaviors that could be linked to the number of visitors. However, the youngest individual...

Author(s)
Ottosen, M. P.; Kjær, J. W.; Andersen, M.; Bach, L. A.; Pagh, S.
Publisher
University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria
Citation
Genetics and Biodiversity Journal, 2020, 2020, Special Issue, pp 1-60
Abstract

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) Biosphere Reserves aim to be flagships of sustainable landscapes. Many of them are important locations for tourism and leisure activities. We explored the perceptions of short-term visitors and summer residents on...

Author(s)
Viirret, E.; Raatikainen, K. J.; Fagerholm, N.; Käyhkö, N.; Vihervaara, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2019, 11, 2, pp 421
Abstract

Authenticity is considered a very important means to attract tourists. Different enterprises and destinations compete for visitors and authenticity is an important factor for visitors' travel decisions. Within the context of indigenous and cultural tourism, several studies have criticized the way...

Author(s)
Bernardi, C. de
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2019, 14, 3, pp 249-262
Abstract

Wildlife interpretive centers may increase the attractiveness of natural areas for visitors, provide local employment and income, and channel visitors to reduce wildlife disturbance. However, interpretive center success depends on understanding visitor preferences. This is facilitated by integrated ...

Author(s)
Lindberg, K.; Veisten, K.; Halse, A. H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 2, pp 157-174
Abstract

Emotions produce outward cues, such as facial expressions, that regulate our social lives, and these visible signals are generally interpreted by perceivers as valuable information. Service providers are often called on by their organisations to display emotions publicly within the organisation's...

Author(s)
Christou, P.; Avloniti, A.; Farmaki, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2019, 76, Part A, pp 152-162
Abstract

Nature-based tourism is increasingly encouraged to support local socioeconomic development in and around protected areas, but managing protected areas for tourism could challenge existing park uses associated with self-organized outdoor recreation and local resource use. We used a web-based Public...

Author(s)
Muñoz, L.; Hausner, V.; Brown, G.; Runge, C.; Fauchald, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2019, 71, pp 259-271
Abstract

Digital technologies, including participatory Internet mapping, social media and smartphones, provide new avenues for research in outdoor recreation and tourism. The potential to reach a greater audience and collect visitation data on a broader scale, with less costs than traditional paper surveys, ...

Author(s)
Muñoz, L.; Hausner, V. H.; Monz, C. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Society & Natural Resources, 2019, 32, 4, pp 473-488

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