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The article illustrates the social situation of non-travellers, or people who do not take holiday trips. Two fundamental perspectives underlie the discussion. If living conditions are so problematical that they limit the opportunities for holidaying, there is a causal relationship between social...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1990, 17, 2, pp 172-184
Abstract

Drawing on empirical data from the 1991 Norwegian holiday survey, the article examines motives for taking holiday trips, and compares the results with those of the 1990 Danish holiday survey. These motives are then linked to information on social groups, age and educational background. The findings ...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1992, 47, 2, pp 14-17
Abstract

This chapter describes the nature and extent of tourism on Svalbard archipelago, situated about 1000km north of the Norwegian mainland, with an emphasis on the tourist experience itself. General statistics will be complemented by the results of preliminary investigation carried out among visitors...

Author(s)
Viken, A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Polar tourism: tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic regions., 1995, pp 73-84
Abstract

Involvement in recreational boating, particularly whether certain readily recordable equipment and demographic characteristics are related to involvement, are the focus of this paper. Data were collected among locals, cabin dwellers, and boat tourists in the Nøtterøy/Tjøme Skerries boating area...

Author(s)
Meyer, R.
Citation
Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 1999, 53, 1, pp 17-27
Abstract

The phenomenon of seasonality from the demand side is explored through a case study of Bornholm, Denmark. Data collected over the period July 1995 to June 1996 is used in the analysis. This yielded a sample of 197 000 during the main season (July and August), 129 000 during the shoulder months...

Author(s)
Lundtorp, S.; Rassing, C. R.; Wanhill, S.
Citation
Tourism Economics, 1999, 5, 1, pp 49-68
Abstract

The main reasons why tourists travel to Iceland are the scenery and the sporting dimension, but attention is also paid to culture. Here, however, a new development has become apparent: the increasing attractiveness of regional museums. Landscape and culture are combined here in a specific way;...

Author(s)
Willhardt, J.
Publisher
Lucius & Lucius Verslagsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Tourismus Journal, 2000, 4, 2, pp 235-248
Abstract

A study examining how Scandanavians' propensity to engage in cultural tourism during their vacation was influenced by certain aspects of their everday life is presented. A total of 2545 individuals aged 16 and over completed a self-administered questionnaire in Denmark, 2241 in Sweden and 2298 in...

Author(s)
Thrane, C.
Publisher
Presses de l'Université du Québec, Sainte-Foy, Canada
Citation
Loisir et Société, 2000, 23, 1, pp 217-234
Abstract

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 investigates the satisfaction of the festival visitors (the extent to which the needs underpinning motivation are met) and the relationship between these needs and their influence on the satisfaction achieved. Data were collected during the 1999 Storsjoyran Rock Music in Ostersund,...

Author(s)
Tomljenović, R.; Larsson, M.; Faulkner, B.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2001, 49, 2, pp 123-132
Abstract

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

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