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Drawing on the main tenets of semiotic attraction theory (The tourist: a new theory of the leisure class, D. MacCannell, 1976) this article describes why the headland North Cape, Scandinavia, developed into a tourism attraction. It is argued that a tourism site is transformed into a tourism...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1997, 24, 2, pp 341-356
Abstract

This study examines parts of holiday makers' own perspectives on some of the central aspects of their holidays, utilizing data from a survey conducted on selected charter flights on their return to Norway from six airports in the Mediterranean countries in the 1989 summer season. 1502 responses...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2000, 27, 2, pp 284-300
Abstract

Foreign motor tourists' perceptions of North Cape, Norway, as a tourism destination, are explored. It is suggested that there are several different perceptions of the site. The focus is on the perceptions of North Cape among visitors to the remote locality, and among those motorists from abroad who ...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism in peripheral areas: case studies, 2000, pp 74-90
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Utilizing data from the Norwegian Foreign Visitor Survey conducted in the summer of 1997, choices and assessments of food services among foreign motor tourists in northern Norway are investigated. Self-catering is typical for the majority of these visitors, but a sizeable proportion frequent...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Haukeland, J. V.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2002, 2, 1, pp 4-16
Abstract

This paper explores travel interest structures or tourism styles among Norwegian holiday-makers (n=527) in coastal Mallorca, Spain. The main focus is on the diversity of such holiday tours that are often treated en masse. Principal component analysis is employed to identify the characteristics of...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2002, 2, 1, pp 49-78
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This paper presents the principal findings of research into foreign holiday makers' images of the Norwegian Lofoten islands. The qualitative data are derived from personal interviews with first-time tourists (n=38) during the period from 22 July-4 August 1999 and are quantitatively analysed in...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Dann, M. S. G.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 24-47
Abstract

This account describes results from a study of motor tourists characterized by an individualistic-romantic outlook, utilizing data from the Norwegian Foreign Visitor Survey. In segments of modern-day holiday travel, there seems to be dynamic cultures of individualism. Relating to this discourse,...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2004, 4, 1, pp 5-23
Abstract

This paper contributes to research on sustainable tourism development by utilizing an empirical approach to clarify visitors' subjective perceptions and assessments of tourism supplies and tourism-related amenities and infrastructure with respect to environmental performance and protection...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2007, 7, 2, pp 104-119
Abstract

Winter sports holidaymaking is an essential part of tourism, but skiers and their preferences and perceptions have not been much researched in academic contexts. This article presents certain factors influencing alpine skiers' destination choices and incorporates an examination of how these...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Denstadli, J. M.; Rideng, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2008, 13, 5/6, pp 605-614
Abstract

European cultural landscapes have been subject to change since the middle of the twentieth century, and among the most significant alterations are general re-growth, reforestation, and overgrowth. Such changes might lead to landscape loss for locals and deterioration of vistas for sightseeing...

Author(s)
Fyhri, A.; Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Tømmervik, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Landscape and Urban Planning, 2009, 91, 4, pp 202-211

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