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The four countries of Scandinavia: Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are among the most prosperous and leisure-oriented societies in the world. The article traces recent tourism trends, and in particular the growth in holiday-taking in these countries. It is apparent that there is still room for...

Author(s)
Sundelin, A.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1983, 4, 4, pp 262-268
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In 1960, almost 13 000 tourists visited Iceland. By 1973, the number had reached 74 000 and by 1980, fallen to 66 000. Between 1984-86, tourist numbers increased from 85 000 to 113 600, of which the largest increase was among Germans, who in 1986 numbered 13 600. The article looks at tourism...

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Touristik & Verkehr, 1987, No. 4, pp 31-33
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Outbound travel from Finland has grown strongly in the 1980s but the current economic climate has dampened demand. An estimated 1.3 million Finns took one or more holidays abroad in 1990, a growth of only 4% compared with 12% in the previous year. Since this growth was coupled with a decline in...

Author(s)
Weston, C.
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Travel & Tourism Analyst, 1991, No. 1, pp 36-47
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Tourism to Finland, having grown steadily during the 1980s, has experienced a slowdown in the last 18 months, and prospects for 1991 are modest. The country's main attractions are its wide open spaces, unspoiled environment and the wastelands of the extreme north. It is also used as a major gateway ...

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Weston, C.
Citation
International Tourism Reports, 1991, No. 2, pp 67-85
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After consistent growth throughout the 1980s, Sweden's foreign visitor arrivals and foreign exchange earnings fell in 1990. Already perceived as an expensive destination, the situation has been exacerbated by the introduction of value added tax. The market is dominated by visitors from Norway and...

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Bywater, M.
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International Tourism Reports, 1991, No. 3, pp 41-55
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Structural rationalization of Swedish agriculture in the 1960s was the primary reason behind the growth of small scale tourist activity in rural areas. Tourism expanded greatly in Sweden at this time and camping, rented cottages and youth hostels enjoyed greatest growth. In Sweden, 90 000 of the...

Author(s)
Cedrins, R.
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 1991, 16, 1, pp 85-86
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The article provides background information on Norway in terms of climate, landscape and infrastructure before reviewing the current status of the tourist industry. Statistics for both foreign and domestic tourism are presented and it is shown that the number of holiday makers is growing. A total...

Author(s)
Lullini, I.
Citation
Rassegna di Studi Turistici, 1991, 26, 1/2, pp 79-97
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Denmark's tourism industry is showing healthy growth, with an increase of 9.1% in total bednights in 1990 and an 11.5% increase in foreign visitors. Figures have received a boost from the opening up of Eastern Europe, particularly due to visitors from Poland and the former East Germany. This market ...

Author(s)
Bywater, M.
Citation
International Tourism Reports, 1992, No.1, pp 32-51
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Recreation geography constitutes a large field of research internationally, but has received limited attention as a topic of investigation in Norway. The low interest can in part be attributed to the lack of a common paradigm with conceptual and methodological consensus. The article argues that the ...

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Kaltenborn, B. P.
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Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 1993, 47, 1, pp 11-19
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After many years of stagnating growth, Norway's tourism industry performed well in the first two years of the 1990s. Benefiting from the growing interest in an unspoilt and natural environment, guestnights in hotels increased strongly and international tourism receipts reached around 15 000 million ...

Citation
International Tourism Reports, 1993, No. 3, pp 55-76

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