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May 1986 saw the opening of a new leisure park, Tykkimäki in Kouvala, Finland, the profits from which are channelled to the Päivän Säätiö foundation, a child-help organization. The park is the second of its type in Finland designed to fund child-help programmes, the other being the famous...

Citation
Amusement Industrie, 1986, 16, 62, pp 44-45
Abstract

Dominant tourism images would seem to suggest that tourists travel only to countries such as Greece and Portugal, Thailand and Martinique, in search of the sun. However, tourism development in the countries of northern Europe is well advanced. The book demonstrates, through a study of 14 countries, ...

Author(s)
Dewailly, J. M.
Publisher
Masson Éditeur, Paris, France
Citation
Tourisme et aménagement en Europe du Nord., 1989, pp 248pp.
Abstract

The former Lövsta iron works, manor and village in Sweden are becoming a centre for cultural tourism. There is a museum, a library and a church where concerts are held. The only way the iron works can survive is through an increase in tourism but discussion is needed on how this can be achieved. It ...

Author(s)
Nordin, T.
Citation
Kulturrǻdet, Statens Kulturrǻd Informerar, 1990, No. 5, pp 7-12
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In 1984, the Finnish Tourist Board, in conjunction with local authorities and businesses, began to market Lapland as Santa Claus Land i.e. the home and workplace of Santa Claus. The formation of this strategy, the birth of the Santa Claus industry in northern Finland is reviewed in sections looking ...

Author(s)
Pretes, M.
Publisher
Avebury, Aldershot, Hants, UK
Citation
Problems of economic transition. Regional development in Central and Eastern Europe. Selected papers from an international colloquium held at Štrbské Pleso, High Tatras, CSFR, 21-24 April 1991., 1992, pp 197-209
Abstract

The report contains several articles on Iceland as an international conference and incentive tourism destination. Lasting impressions are guaranteed (pp. 67-70) provides a brief overview of international tourism to Iceland and of the country's tourist attractions, and discusses the importance of...

Citation
TW, Tagungs-Wirtschaft, 1993, 17, 4, pp 67-73
Abstract

This paper analyses the history of 'expos' and garden festivals, which are really a form of cultural tourism, and concludes that the considerable sums invested should be integrated within a broader strategy of tourism that includes folk parks, festivals and major sporting events such as the Olympic ...

Author(s)
Evans, B. M.
Publisher
Donhead Publishing Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism: papers presented at The Robert Gordon University Heritage Convention 1994., 1994, pp 45-65
Abstract

The report, the product of a Nuffield Farm Scholarship, studies leisure facilities in rural areas of Europe with a view to assessing their adaptation to the British farming situation. Areas of particular interest include attractions which remain or enhance the aesthetic qualities of the rural...

Author(s)
Williams, P.
Publisher
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, Uckfield, UK
Citation
Farm based tourism and leisure: a step further., 1994, pp 25pp.
Abstract

In the 1980s, Finnish tourist authorities launched a new tourism strategy for the province of Lapland, Finland. It was designated 'Santa Claus Land' and marketing plans and tourist attractions were developed around this theme. The centrepiece of the strategy was the Santa Claus Village in the city ...

Author(s)
Pretes, M.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1995, 22, 1, pp 1-15
Abstract

This report presents development theories which explain the major affects on tourism patterns of the staging of three Winter Olympic Games: Calgary, Canada (1988); Albertville, France (1992); and Lillehammer, Norway (1994). The international comparisons suggest that impact on tourism from such...

Author(s)
Teigland, J.
Publisher
Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking), Sogndal, Norway
Citation
Impacts on tourism from mega-events: the case of Winter Olympic Games., 1996, pp 57 pp.
Abstract

The article examines the concept and main characteristics of the European Cultural Itineraries (ECI) Project, supported by the Council of Europe and other international organizations and countries. The project is specifically aimed at fostering a European identity and a sense of community spirit,...

Author(s)
Hitrec, T.
Citation
Turizam, 1996, 44, 3, pp 47-60

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