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This paper examines the diverse nature tourism market in terms of two broad segments: package and independent types. Based on a number of theoretical assumptions obtained from the general tourism literature, four research models (main hypotheses) were developed to assess the relationship between...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2006, 14, 4, pp 47-67
Abstract

This paper gives an overview of the various kinds of nature tourism practised at five different nature destinations in Iceland: Mývatn, the national parks Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur, and the Highland destinations Landmannalaugar and Lónsöroefi. The study analyses visitors' experiences, types of ...

Author(s)
Sæpórsdóttir, A. D.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2010, 12, 1, pp 25-52
Abstract

This research delineates the underlying markets of Swedish travelers visiting nature-based destinations in Norway. A total of 2,034 respondents are partitioned into mutually exclusive groups, based on the following four nature-related travel motivations: (1) to experience Norwegian nature, (2) to...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Prebensen, N. K.; Chen, Y. L.; Kim, H. M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2013, 18, 6, pp 651-661
Abstract

Purpose - The essence of the demand for nature-based tourism is an important issue seen from both an academic and practitioner's perspective. One approach to understanding it is to examine the relationship between tourists' travel motivations and activities. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Normann, Ø.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2013, 68, 2, pp 3-13
Abstract

Conflicts among forest visitors have direct effects on the quality of a recreational experience. As the number of visitors to forests close to residential areas increases, as well as the number of different activities, so does the potential for perceived conflicts. According to the literature,...

Author(s)
Bakhtiari, F.; Jacobsen, J. B.; Jensen, F. S.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2014, 13, 4, pp 662-671
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Climate change is widely regarded as the major environmental problem facing the world today. Due to this, transportation, including traveling for recreational purposes, is now being thoroughly examined. Still, and despite a growing awareness of the impact of traveling, the demand for nature based...

Author(s)
Wolf-Watz, D.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2014, 62, 1, pp 5-18
Abstract

The increasing globalization of markets and the criticality of reaching the right lifestyle segments make the relationship between personal motives and cultural values an important area for academic research and managerial practice. The authors seek to provide an understanding of this relationship...

Author(s)
Iversen, N. M.; Hem, L. E.; Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, Suppl. 1, pp S38-S66
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to reveal the similarities and variances in activity patterns among those traveling alone and with a different mix of travel companions in the context of nature-based tourism. Design/methodology/approach: In this research, five different travel parties (alone, with small...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Wang Wei; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2016, 71, 1, pp 45-56
Abstract

This paper investigates the travel motives of German visitors to Fulufjället National Park (FNP). The park attracts more than one-third international visitors, which is a high proportion compared to other regions in the Scandinavian mountains. Data for this study were derived from a mixed-method...

Author(s)
Garms, M.; Fredman, P.; Mose, I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2017, 17, 3, pp 239-258
Abstract

This article examines push and pull motivations of hunting tourists - those hunters who travel outside their usual hunting area - as well as push motivations differences between regular hunters and hunting tourists. An online survey was used to collect 557 responses from Finnish hunters. Principal...

Author(s)
Suni, J.; Pesonen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 2, pp 175-191

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