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Cover for Swedish mountain tourism patterns and modelling destination attributes.

This chapter summarizes findings from three associated studies of visitors to the Swedish mountain region. The first two studies provide a holistic view, using national samples to examine current tourism patterns and recent trends in the Swedish mountain region. The third study focuses on a...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Lindberg, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 1845931343)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Eco-traveller or eco-site visitor?

This chapter explores the route and site dimensions of tourism and sustainability. It argues that, if ecotourism should be regarded as the solution to make the world more sustainable, tourism researchers should start to distinguish between eco-travellers and eco-site visitors. Ecotourism should...

Author(s)
Flognfeldt, T., Jun.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 1845931343)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The purpose of the current inquiry was to develop a typology of nature tourists based on trip activities. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire at two nature-based attractions located in Northern Norway. The results indicated that the trip activity segmentation criterion enabled the...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2007, 28, 3, pp 651-660
Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between four groups of trip activities and the daily expenditures of a sample of visitors (n=162) at two nature-based attractions in Northern Norway. The paper also examines some other potential factors by adopting a widely utilized two-fold segmentation...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2007, 15, 2, pp 200-215
Abstract

This paper analyzes what Finnish people know about ecotourism and their readiness to spend a part of their holiday on an ecotourism trip. A survey was conducted on 244 adult Finns selected from a customer data base. Results show that: (a) the knowledge of ecotourism among Finnish people is very...

Author(s)
Björk, P.
Publisher
Texas A & M University Press, College Station, USA
Citation
e-Review of Tourism Research, 2008, 6, 2, pp 30-35
Abstract

Understanding the relationship between national park characteristics and the number of visits is crucial for the planning and management of parks. Visitation, the number of visits to the park, has a key role to play in assessing the social and economic impacts of new and existing parks. This study...

Author(s)
Puustinen, J.; Pouta, E.; Neuvonen, M.; Sievänen, T.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2009, 8, 1, pp 18-31
Abstract

This article explores the importance placed on a destination's eco-friendliness by tourists in relation to their cultural backgrounds. The study subsequently tests relationships between the perceived eco-friendliness and other tourist motivations for visiting a nature-based destination such as...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Lee YoungSook
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2013, 19, 2, pp 105-116