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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
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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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A retrospective study of all imported malaria cases in patients above 60 years old admitted from 1990 to 1999 in the Department of Infectious Diseases, State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen, Denmark was conducted. Of 14 patients included in the study, nine were men (aged 64-86...

Author(s)
Gjørup, I. E.; Rønn, A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2002, 9, 2, pp 91-93
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This bulletin presents a brief overview of international tourism in Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), and describes the characteristics of outbound travel and the profile of travellers in this region. Data (for 1999) are presented about the source market, destination,...

Publisher
World Tourism Organization (WTO), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Special Report - World Tourism Organization, 2002, No.21, pp 48 pp.
Abstract

This paper presents a case study based on a travel survey on the preferences for different information sources among package and non-package travellers. The sample consists of 367 Norwegian travellers who had access to the internet, had been on a charter holiday (at least once), or had travelled...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Information and communication technologies in tourism 2002: Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 166-176
Abstract

This paper examines the preferences for information sources in travel planning by experienced travellers and Internet users in Norway. The study focuses on 4 categories of sources and how travellers planning to go on a city-holiday rank these sources and their sub-categories. A total of 392...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.; Tronvoll, B.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 276-285
Abstract

This article examines how the concept of authenticity is perceived by solitary travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands. Its aim is twofold. First, it provides a literature review on authenticity that calls for further empirical investigation. Second, it explores how tourists themselves come to...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Olsen, K.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2002, 4, 3, pp 137-152
Abstract

Ciprofloxacin resistance was analysed in 354 Campylobacter jejuni isolates collected during 2 study periods (1995-1997 and 1998-2000) from travellers returning to Finland. The increase in resistance between the two periods was significant among all isolates (40% vs. 60%; p<0.01), as well as...

Author(s)
Hakanen, A.; Jousimies-Somer, H.; Siitonen, A.; Huovinen, P.; Kotilainen, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2003, 9, 2, pp 267-270
Abstract

Background: Malaria transmission in Nepal is focal and seasonal. Based on data in returning travellers the risk of malaria is low. Sources of advice give contradictory information regarding the need for chemoprophylaxis. As a result, a degree of confusion exists among visitors. The aim of this...

Author(s)
Cave, W.; Prativa Pandey; Osrin, D.; Shlim, D. R.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 100-105
Abstract

The impact of travel away from home within or outside the UK on the overall burden of Campylobacter infection is assessed. During the first year ending 30 April 2001, epidemiological information was gained from 7360 of 9655 (76%) cases of Campylobacter infection. Recent foreign travel was reported...

Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 136-138

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