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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 tourism studies, it has been widely recognized that resort-oriented tourism development creates challenges for regional development, mainly due to its enclave nature and lack of regional economic linkages. However, there have been relatively few studies on the destination-scale cooperative...

Author(s)
Kulusjärvi, O.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2016, 194, 1, pp 3-17
Abstract

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

Tourism is an important part of rural policies in European countries. An increased demand for rural amenities is seen as creating a more diversified labour market and contributing to the restructuring of the economy, from primary sectors and manufacturing to a more service-oriented economy, which...

Author(s)
Almstedt, Ǻ.; Lundmark, L.; Pettersson, Ö.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2016, 194, 1, pp 18-31
Abstract

In the process of nation-building border regions have been integrated with the national centres and cross-border connections have decreased, leaving these regions in a rather peripheral and marginal position. Such state-centric, differential development has been challenged in many border regions,...

Author(s)
Prokkola, E. K.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2008, 186, 1, pp 31-46
Abstract

Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland is the self-proclaimed 'official home of Santa Claus'. However, in recent years, after several warm and snowless season starts, Christmas tourism businesses have expressed concern about the future of the region's winter tourism industry. This paper examines the...

Author(s)
Tervo-Kankare, K.; Hall, C. M.; Saarinen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2013, 15, 2, pp 292-317
Abstract

Many rural areas, in Sweden and worldwide, experience population decline where the young leave for education and work in urban areas. Employment has declined in several rural industries, such as agriculture, forestry, and fishing, while growing in other industries are often located in urban areas....

Author(s)
Möller, P.
Publisher
Geographical Society of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Citation
Fennia, 2016, 194, 1, pp 32-45

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