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During the past decades, the tourism sector has become an increasing important issue for governments and regional agencies searching for socio-economic development. Especially in the Global South the increasing tourism demand has been seen highly beneficial as evolving tourism can create direct and ...

Author(s)
Kavita, E.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2016, 194, 1, pp 79-88
Abstract

This special issue brings together six research papers focusing on tourism and development and how tourism connects with places and people. The first paper explores the connections between resort-oriented tourism development and tourism business cooperation in Ruka-Kuusamo, Finland. The second...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2016, 194, 1, pp 1-88
Abstract

In Namibia the tourism industry is increasingly used for socioeconomic development. Recent government policies have highlighted the role of community-based tourism in particular, a policy tool that aims to ensure that local communities can participate actively in tourism and have a fairly high...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge Journals, Taylor and Francis, Essex, UK
Citation
Development Southern Africa, 2010, 27, 5, pp 713-724
Abstract

Botswana is known as a wilderness and safari-tourism destination, which attracts high-end overseas visitors to the country. Since the 1990 s the country's tourism policy has been based on a so called 'High Value - Low Volume' (HVLV) strategy referring to the aim of attracting limited numbers of ...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.; Moswete, N.; Monare, M. J.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2014, 26, pp 7-18
Abstract

Rural areas are experiencing major socio-economic changes with a need to transform and diversify rural livelihoods. In this context, tourism industry is increasingly used as a tool for local development with an aim to facilitate participation and integration of communities in tourism planning and...

Author(s)
Lenao, M.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
South African Geographical Journal, 2015, 97, 2, pp 203-216
Abstract

This volume provides an accessible overview of cultural tourism in southern Africa. It examines the utilisation of culture in southern African tourism and the related impacts, possibilities and challenges from deep and wide-ranging perspectives. The chapters use case studies to showcase some of the ...

Author(s)
Manwa, H.; Moswete, N.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism in Southern Africa, 2016, pp 224 pp.
Abstract

This article uses the community-based tourism (CBT) and the rural development approach to analyze community expectations from a CBT project at Lekhubu Island by the Mmatshumu Village, Botswana. This is a qualitative study that utilizes secondary data sources, focus group discussions, in-depth and...

Author(s)
Lenao, M.; Mbaiwa, J. E.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2014, 17, 4, pp 223-236
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Southern African countries have a good cultural tourism development potential, and many countries in the region have identified the development of cultural tourism as one of the key growth areas in tourism. A specific element of cultural tourism is based on crafts that are sold for visitors in...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2016, 64, 4, pp 409-418
Abstract

Transfrontier cross-border nature conservation has become a fashionable target in many parts of the world, including Southern Africa. Transfrontier conservation initiatives are considered to have great capacity for biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism development by providing...

Author(s)
Chiutsi, S.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Development Southern Africa, 2017, 34, 3, pp 260-275
Abstract

In Namibia the tourism industry is increasingly used as a medium for economic and social development goals in the country. By involving local communities the benefits of tourism are expected to trickle down to a local level where the tourist activities actually take place. These challenges...

Author(s)
Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2011, 16, 1, pp 31-42

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