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This special issue discusses changes in the northern economy and environment and identifies their implications for the tourism industry and the wider society as well as tourism's own contribution to local and global change. The issue consists of five papers. The first paper examines how strategy...

Author(s)
Hall, C. M.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2008, 186, 1, pp 67 pp.
Abstract

The Arctic and nearby remote areas are attracting more attention than ever before, because of their abundance of physical natural resources as well their wilderness environments which have become a major attraction for tourists. But use of land for tourism practices can lead to conflicts with other ...

Author(s)
Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Polar Record, 2016, 52, 1, pp 82-91
Abstract

In global imaginaries, wilderness areas are considered to represent the last parts of "original" nature, untouched by civilization and modernization. In most cases, this is misleading as wilderness environments have been exploited, explored and also converted into administrative units in various...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2019, 27, 4, pp 472-487
Abstract

While the role of traditional livelihoods has decreased, tourism has become an important tool for regional development in northern peripheral areas, and the economic and political expectations have increased. National parks have become attractive tourist destinations also in Finland. This article...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2008, 186, 1, pp 47-58
Abstract

Geotourism has achieved considerable prominence since the early 1990s as a means of conserving geological and geomorphological heritage. However, most accounts of the effects of geotourism are at a site-specific level while interpretation tends to focus on deep geological time rather than the...

Author(s)
Hall, C. M.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Téoros, Universite de Quebec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Citation
Téoros, Revue de Recherche en Tourisme, 2010, 29, 2, pp 77-86
Abstract

Climate change-related processes have emerged as major issues in tourism development and management, particularly with respect to nature-based tourism, which is seen as especially vulnerable and is the sector of the industry that is the main focus of this study. The aim of the paper is to identify...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.; Tervo, K.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Innovation & Sustainable Development, 2005, 1, 3, pp 214-228
Abstract

The tourism industry can contribute significantly to developing countries' economic development due to the increase in tourist demand that has occurred in recent decades. However, the industry is highly sensitive to the effects of climate change and destinations in developing countries, especially, ...

Author(s)
Hambira, W. L.; Saarinen, J.; Manwa, H.; Atlhopheng, J. R.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2013, 17, 1, pp 19-29
Abstract

Tourism is a key sector for most southern African economies endowed with unique natural capital, and the industry is increasingly being used for socio-economic development and diversification of national economies in the region. However, it has become clearly evident that the natural capital upon...

Author(s)
Hambira, W. L.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Development Southern Africa, 2015, 32, 3, pp 350-362
Abstract

Sustainability has emerged as an important field of research with an emphasis on studying tourism impacts and defining the limits of growth in tourism. However, the conceptual foundation of sustainability and the limits to growth have been perceived as vague and their implementation in tourism...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2015, 18, 10, pp 903-907
Abstract

For many people today, the idea of wilderness conjures up meanings and images referring to wild, remote, and untrammeled natural areas, which need protection from human presence and utilization. Institutionally, the first Wilderness Act was prescribed in the United States over 50 years ago and the...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2016, 18, 1, pp 1-8

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