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Iceland is an emerging tourist destination with a huge growth in tourist arrivals where wilderness as an important part of the attraction. But visitors travel into wilderness to experience naturalness and solitude so when wilderness becomes a popular tourist destination these qualities are...

Author(s)
Sæþórsdóttir, A. D.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Management and Sustainability, 2014, 4, 3, pp 65-78
Abstract

This study explores the social dimension of sustainable tourism development in Norwegian national parks. Nasjonalparkriket ("The National Park Realm"), situated in the northern part of Oppland County, was chosen as the case study area for the empirical study. Visitors' nature orientations were...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.
Publisher
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Ås, Norway
Citation
Sustainable tourism development in a Norwegian National Park area: exploring social aspects, 2011, pp xiv + 170 pp.
Abstract

No attempt has yet been made to integrate studies of both visitors and local communities within the framework of rural tourism development policy. This paper addresses this gap in the literature. Drawing on a study of tourism in the Randers Fjord, a relatively underdeveloped area of rural...

Author(s)
Hjalager, A. M.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2004, 6, 3, pp 177-188
Abstract

This article reports a study where a sample of potential international visitors from Japan, USA, UK, and Germany, to the tourism destination ("Fjord Norway") evaluate photos of nature-based tourism attractions. Data was gathered from 428 visitors and a set of scales was developed in 2001 to capture ...

Author(s)
Hem, L. E.; Iversen, N. M.; Grønhaug, K.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 48-70
Abstract

Reutilization of agricultural buildings for rural tourism (RT) is an area that is significantly expanding today. Buildings originally constructed for agricultural production, processing and housing are an essential part of most RT operations, both as a key resource and a significant cost centre....

Author(s)
Bocz, G. Ä.; Pinzke, S.; Nilsson, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2012, 12, 2, pp 140-163
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

Many national parks around the world are major tourist attractions. While increases in national park tourism provides business opportunities, there are several economic, social and ecological aspects that need to be monitored in order to sustain high quality visitor experiences. This paper reports ...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Friberg, L. H.; Emmelin, L.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2007, 10, 1, pp 87-95
Abstract

This article examines high Arctic summer tourists' weather perceptions and tolerances. Given that global warming strikes Arctic regions more forcefully than other parts of the world, an improved understanding of visitors' weather perceptions and responses is imperative for tourism operations in...

Author(s)
Denstadli, J. M.; Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 1, pp 80-99
Abstract

One way to spread awareness about the importance of nature in cities, is to attract more outdoor recreationists to observe and learn about nature in green areas. In order to do so, urban planners need to understand what leads to higher satisfaction with urban nature observation. In this study, we...

Author(s)
Kuldna, P.; Poltimäe, H.; Tuhkanen, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2020, 29,
Abstract

The six papers in this issue, in addition to an editorial, provide insights that inform our understanding of tourism in protected natural areas as it exists in the regional and national contexts of Nordic-Baltic states. The papers address: local stakeholders' views on tourism development and...

Author(s)
Higham, J.; Vistad, O. I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 1-111

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