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This study examines why people travel on their own. Based on a preliminary study of 7 solo travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, 13 sociopsychological justifications are empirically identified: ease, experience, flexibility, freedom, exploration, absence of a travel companion, prestige, sex, ...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Dann, G. M. S.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2001, 1, 1, pp 19-37
Abstract

This study focused on individuality as expressed by German tourists in Norway. Based on the 1998 survey data obtained from 486 German tourists, German tourists were divided into two groups (those who perceived themselves as typical German tourists and those who did not). These two groups were...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Larsen, S.; Abelsen, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 4, pp 416-420
Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of the budget traveler (backpacker) as compared to mainstream tourists, highlighting travel motivations, subjective judgments of risk, tourist worries and tourists' self identifications. A total of 1880 tourists to Norway participated in the study, of which 211 were...

Author(s)
Larsen, S.; Øgaard, T.; Brun, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2011, 38, 2, pp 690-707
Abstract

Studies of people involved in accidents and disasters have usually focused on traumatic effects. In contrast this paper summarizes two studies of travelers exposed to the effects of natural disasters where luck is a pivotal theme. Participants in the first study were 85 Norwegian tourists,...

Author(s)
Teigen, K. H.; Glad, K. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 237-249
Abstract

This paper reports results from two quasi experiments and one field experiment. The first study was performed before and during the Iraq war (Spring 2003), applying a within-subjects design. Participants rated their desire to undertake trips to various destinations and they estimated risks linked...

Author(s)
Larsen, S.; Brun, W.; Øgaard, T.; Selstad, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 268-285
Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine the impact of perceived risk on travel behavior and information search, and explore the mediating effect of tourist type. The results based on a quantitative survey of Finnish travelers' show how risk-prudent and risk-aversive tourists use specific types of...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 306-323
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

The current investigation is part of a larger study exploring tourist worries and risk judgements. This part of the investigation looks at the effects of item wording in the Tourist Worry Scale, TWS (Larsen, Brun, & Øgaard, 2008). Responses from a tourist sample (n=215) were used to test different...

Author(s)
Wolff, K.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2013, 35, pp 284-287
Abstract

The present investigation examines the effect of the July 22nd, 2011 Oslo/Utøya massacres on short- and long-term risk perceptions and worries among tourists. Convenience samples of tourists to Norway rated the perceived risk regarding Norway as a destination and regarding terrorism occurring in...

Author(s)
Wolff, K.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 44, pp 200-209
Abstract

From a management and research perspective, it is important to get a better understanding of what influences tourists in their decision to choose environmentally friendly travel options, and how these are related to social cognitive processes. This paper reports findings from two separate studies...

Author(s)
Doran, R.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2014, 22, 7, pp 1023-1036

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