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The hypothesis on which the book is based is that the medieval pilgrim industry was the start of modern tourism. Although triggered by religious motivation, it is argued that pilgrims were equally driven by a desire for adventure, discovery and cultural enrichment. It is argued that much can be...

Publisher
Donhead Publishing Ltd, Shaftesbury, UK
Citation
In search of heritage: as pilgrim or tourist?, 1998, pp xviii + 493 pp.
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

The rise of Hay-on-Wye (UK) as a "town of books" and of Stavanger (Norway) as a cultural centre are identified as two cases in which a single individual's entrepreneurial effort has profoundly influenced a destination's potential for development. These two cases are examined in detail through...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Mattsson, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2005, 26, 4, pp 605-616
Abstract

This chapter deals with the revitalization of the Rosendal Barony in Norway as a museum and heritage attraction, focusing on the ubiquitous conflicts inherent in national heritage developments together with their local, social implications. Tensions erupted between the national government and the...

Author(s)
Viken, A.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism in a changing world: politics, participation and (Re)presentation, 2006, pp 56-70
Abstract

The paper reports from a multiple case study investigating three music festivals located in the Barents region, namely the Festspel i Pite Älvdal (Piteǻ, Sweden), the Festspillene i Nord-Norge (Harstad, Norway) and the Jutajaiset Folklorefestivaali (Rovaniemi, Finland). The aim of the reported...

Author(s)
Karlsen, S.; Nordström, C. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2009, 9, 2/3, pp 130-145
Abstract

The diversity of festivals in Finnmark, Norway, was researched with the aim of creating a festival map of the county's Festivalscape. Data were collected by questionnaires to the registered festival managers. It was concluded that Finnmark is a festive county where 72,000 people share close to 60...

Author(s)
Jaeger, K.; Mykletun, R. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2009, 9, 2/3, pp 327-348
Abstract

Attempts have been made to make traditional local foods a part of the tourists' experiences, but few have caught great interest among the tourist and leisure consumers. An exception is the Norwegian traditional Sheep's-head meal. This article focuses on driving factors behind this success. Sheep's...

Author(s)
Mykletun, R. J.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2010, 31, 3, pp 434-446
Abstract

New cultural buildings are justified via reference to a range of objectives including city image enhancement, national identity, tourism development, cultural engagement, economic development and physical regeneration. This paper examines the role envisaged for the Opera House in Oslo, which opened ...

Author(s)
Smith, A.; Strand, I. von K.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
European Urban and Regional Studies, 2011, 18, 1, pp 93-110
Abstract

The growing attention placed on experiences can be regarded as a mega-trend, and has given currency to the proposition that experiences function as a personal source of information for the stories people tell about their lives and are important for their self-perception. This view implies the...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Engen, M.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 2011, 12, 4, pp 237-255
Abstract

The importance and definition of festival size is first considered. Then data on whole festival populations in three Norwegian counties are analyzed. The analysis reveals a clear pattern in all three counties that is termed the "festival size pyramid" in which the base consists of a large number of ...

Author(s)
Andersson, T. D.; Getz, D.; Mykletun, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2013, 14, 2, pp 81-103

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