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A comparison is presented of the core elements in the food cultures of Denmark and Italy to illustrate the effects of these cultures on the quality of food for tourists. Particularly in Denmark, food production is a major economic activity, and the power of the agricultural and food processing...

Author(s)
Hjalager, A. M.; Corigliano, M. A.
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2000, 2, 4, pp 281-293
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

A study was conducted to determine how tourists behave and their pre-trip image of Finland from a sample survey (n=366) of the new middle class in St. Petersburg and Vsevolzhski, Russia [date not given]. Using SPSS statistical program, the results indicated that respondents' image of Finland is not ...

Author(s)
Suvilehto, K.; Borg, P.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2001, 28, 2, pp 500-503
Abstract

The annual winter festival in Swedish Jokkmokk has been held for the last 400 years, and from the very beginning the festival has been strongly influenced by Sami culture. The festival started as a trade place but has during the last decades undergone a considerable tourism development. In the...

Author(s)
Pettersson, R.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2003, 51, 3, pp 319-332
Abstract

Strategic planning focusing on rural tourism is based fundamentally on adjusting to changes in the operational environment. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis is a commonly used tool for analysing both the internal and external environments in order to attain a...

Author(s)
Kajanus, M.; Kangas, J.; Kurttila, M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 4, pp 499-506
Abstract

Eco-cultural tourism is presented here as a concept in which ecological and cultural aspects of a landscape are combined to create a site for tourists. It is proposed as a way for communities with otherwise marginal cultural or ecological resources to develop. Sustainability and participation are...

Author(s)
Wallace, G.; Russell, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2004, 4, 3, pp 235-254
Abstract

Cultural products are often used as a means of attracting tourists to areas that currently have low levels of tourism, particularly because of their peripheral location. This article reports on attempts to develop textile-related cultural tourism in disadvantaged areas of Europe. Surveys of 1100 ...

Author(s)
Richards, G.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2005, 8, 4, pp 323-338
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 paper examines the economic impacts of Finland's Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. The impacts are calculated on output, demand and wages, employment and on national and regional taxes. The results indicate, first, that the effects of the festival on output are about Euro 1.7 million. Kaustinen...

Author(s)
Tohmo, T.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2005, 11, 3, pp 431-451
Abstract

This case study describes how a heritage destination was created in 1998 through entrepreneurial marketing by Anja Praesto, a marketing staff person at the Västergötland Museum. She initiated the destination named "In Arn's Footsteps" (I Arns Fotspǻr). Her insider's account is used as a data...

Author(s)
Mattsson, J.; Praesto, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2005, 5, 2, pp 152-166

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