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This chapter examines tourism from Finland to Playa del Ingles on the island of Gran Canaria. A multi-stage research methodology was used, incorporating participant observation, field diarys and a questionnaire distributed to Finns arriving in Gran Canaria on a charter flight for a short-term visit ...

Author(s)
Selänniemi, T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Hosts and guests revisited: tourism issues of the 21st century, 2001, pp 80-92
Abstract

This study investigated the power of fear evoked by advertisement photos in tourism advertisements, using data obtained from a survey of 386 tourists in Norway in 2001. The basic assumption was that advertisement photos portraying a risky holiday situation could influence tourists' attitudes...

Author(s)
Hem, L. E.; Iversen, N. M.; Nysveen, H.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 4, pp 1-26
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to show that tourism always is more than a mere 'reflective' project. It also implies a 'sensuous and bodily involvement'. It is argued that being a tourist is a kind of participating in the local national representations which normally has some kind of bodily...

Author(s)
Nielsen, N. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2003, 3, 1, pp 83-98
Abstract

This research note examines the changes in mountain tourism in Sweden during the last 20 years (1980-2000), asking in which areas mountain tourism is increasing or decreasing, what the changes in different activity participation rates are, and what might account for those changes. It is indicated...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Heberlein, T. A.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2003, 30, 2, pp 485-488
Abstract

This report presents a global overview of skiing holidays, highlighting the major destinations for skiing holidays and the threats to the future of the industry. Visitor data are presented for several skiing destinations, including the USA, France, Austria, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Germany,...

Author(s)
Millington, K.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2006, No.3, pp 1-32
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

The overall goal of this study is to explore the relative importance different groups of tourists give to the vacation experience phases (pretrip, en-route, and on-site experiences). By clustering the tourist by their motivation and subsequently testing the relative importance given to the various...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Woo, E. J.; Chen, J. S.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2012, 17, 5, pp 617-627
Abstract

Studies scrutinizing the economic aspects of student tourism at the micro-level are rare in the literature. Set against this background, the present study examines the variation in a sample of Norwegian students' length of stay at summer vacation destinations in 2014. Three estimation methods - an...

Author(s)
Thrane, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2016, 54, pp 178-184
Abstract

For some tourists, shopping is a "must-do" activity, and many tourists' purchases can be classified as souvenirs. This study employs a grounded theory approach to explore the central elements of souvenirs that help tourists reminisce about their holiday experiences and encourage their intentions to ...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Björk, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 1, pp 1-26

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