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A traditional Romantic fix for the stress and strain of the everyday has been the idea of 'getting back to nature', exploring places of natural grandeur and beauty based on the belief in nature's therapeutic agency on the traveller. This article introduces a theoretical framework that offers a way...

Author(s)
Olafsdottir, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2013, 13, 2, pp 209-231
Abstract

In advertising, sex has been ascribed a major role, but mostly in a one-dimensional, uniform, and ageist manner framing sexuality as the privilege of younger people. This has traditionally strengthened stereotyping discourses of older adults as 'asexual'. However, in recent years, counter...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Smed, K. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2019, 25, 2, pp 264-276
Abstract

Marketers increasingly try to make marketing messages reach and 'infect' social media users, who subsequently share the message with yet other users, thereby 'infecting' additional users and spreading the message like a virus - processes often defined as viral marketing. However, what exactly...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Smed, K. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2015, 21, 3, pp 289-301
Abstract

This paper deals with learning experiences on board the Norwegian coastal steamer MS Nordlys, which is part of the Hurtigruten's fleet. It is argued that these steamers play an important role in Arctic winter tourism in Norway. The paper is based on empirical observations on a group of English ...

Author(s)
Ekeland, C. B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science, 2011, 61, Suppl. 1, pp 38-51
Abstract

Aim: The presented research aims to study the relationship between judgements of risks to oneself as a tourist as compared to risks to 'typical tourists', 'average tourists' and 'typical tourist from your home country'. Methods: Altogether, 1,892 tourists visiting Norway (summer 2010) filled in a...

Author(s)
Larsen, S.; Brun, W.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Perspectives in Public Health, 2011, 131, 6, pp 275-279
Abstract

Studies of gay tourists predominantly focus on gay men. On the basis of an exploratory qualitative study, this article offers knowledge on lesbian tourists and how they differ from more traditional conceptions of gay tourists. Although a very heterogeneous group, the lesbian tourists partaking in...

Author(s)
Therkelsen, A.; Blichfeldt, B. S.; Chor, J.; Ballegaard, N.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2013, 19, 4, pp 317-327
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore what 'children having a good time' means in the context of a mundane type of holidaying, namely caravanning. Focusing on families, this paper draws on 210 qualitative in situ interviews with 437 people spending the holidays at 5 different Danish caravan...

Author(s)
Mikkelsen, M. V.; Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2015, 18, 2, pp 252-271
Abstract

Tourism is often portrayed by the tourism industry, tourists themselves and tourism scholars as a liminoid site of escape, happiness and freedom from constraint. For many, however, holidays do not live up to this expectation. This paper challenges the dominant tourism discourse of holidays as sites ...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Jordan, F.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2011, 11, 3, pp 271-290
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The pursuit for sustainability in biosphere reserve (BR) tourism entails the need not merely for tourism businesses to adapt to the changing environmental preferences of tourists but also for entrepreneurs to gain new knowledge about sustainability. Our study illustrates how place is central to...

Author(s)
Hoppstadius, F.; Möller, C.
Publisher
Varna University of Management (ex International University College), Varna, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2018, 20, pp 28-45
Abstract

Landsmót hestamanna is the national championships for the Icelandic horse and a major festival for the special interest group addressed by the event organisers as "Friends of the Icelandic horse". As the designated country of origin for this particular equine breed, Iceland has a special place in...

Author(s)
Helgadóttir, G.; Dashper, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2016, 16, 4, pp 422-441

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