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Information about the users' beliefs and attitudes regarding attributes of the recreational environment is a necessary part of a management aimed at providing quality experiences. This issue was addressed in a study of 400 local residents (76% response rate), 600 cabin owners (66% response rate)...

Author(s)
Meyer, R. A.
Citation
Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 1997, 51, 2, pp 103-121
Abstract

A study was conducted to determine how tourists behave and their pre-trip image of Finland from a sample survey (n=366) of the new middle class in St. Petersburg and Vsevolzhski, Russia [date not given]. Using SPSS statistical program, the results indicated that respondents' image of Finland is not ...

Author(s)
Suvilehto, K.; Borg, P.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2001, 28, 2, pp 500-503
Abstract

This research focused on the relationship between visitors' interest in jazz music as a motive for attending a jazz music festival in Norway, and their subsequent personal expenditures during the festival. In addition, the study examined how a number of other factors influenced the spending...

Author(s)
Thrane, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 40, 3, pp 281-286
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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 article examines how the concept of authenticity is perceived by solitary travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands. Its aim is twofold. First, it provides a literature review on authenticity that calls for further empirical investigation. Second, it explores how tourists themselves come to...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Olsen, K.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2002, 4, 3, pp 137-152
Abstract

This article reports a study where a sample of potential international visitors from Japan, USA, UK, and Germany, to the tourism destination ("Fjord Norway") evaluate photos of nature-based tourism attractions. Data was gathered from 428 visitors and a set of scales was developed in 2001 to capture ...

Author(s)
Hem, L. E.; Iversen, N. M.; Grønhaug, K.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 48-70
Abstract

No attempt has yet been made to integrate studies of both visitors and local communities within the framework of rural tourism development policy. This paper addresses this gap in the literature. Drawing on a study of tourism in the Randers Fjord, a relatively underdeveloped area of rural...

Author(s)
Hjalager, A. M.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2004, 6, 3, pp 177-188
Abstract

Many national parks around the world are major tourist attractions. While increases in national park tourism provides business opportunities, there are several economic, social and ecological aspects that need to be monitored in order to sustain high quality visitor experiences. This paper reports ...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Friberg, L. H.; Emmelin, L.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2007, 10, 1, pp 87-95
Abstract

The six papers in this issue, in addition to an editorial, provide insights that inform our understanding of tourism in protected natural areas as it exists in the regional and national contexts of Nordic-Baltic states. The papers address: local stakeholders' views on tourism development and...

Author(s)
Higham, J.; Vistad, O. I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 1-111
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In Sweden camping tourism holds the position as one of the largest niches within the tourism accommodation sector. The camping sector represents more than 17 million or 35% of commercial overnight stays in total. On the island of Öland which is located in Kalmar county, and in Kalmar county itself...

Author(s)
Foghagen, C.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2011, 59, 4, pp 411-426

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