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Following the growth of nature-based tourism, national parks and other protected areas have become important tourist attractions and tools for regional development. Meanwhile, research on the impact of nature on human health and well-being is increasing and taken into account in park management....

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Pitkänen, K.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 12, pp 1830-1847
Abstract

This special issue, consisting of 11 papers, examines how and to what extent sustainable tourism could help fulfil the increasing demands now being placed on protected areas (PAs). It aims to critically examine key issues and developments in both the management and research agendas associated with...

Author(s)
Job, H.; Becken, S.; Lane, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 12, pp 1697-1894
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

Tourist numbers in northern Fennoscandia outweigh those in other northern boreal - arctic regions, which creates a specific need to evaluate the impacts of tourism. This review (1) identifies patterns and trends in the vegetation and wildlife of northern Fennoscandian terrestrial ecosystems as a...

Author(s)
Tolvanen, A.; Kangas, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2016, 169, pp 58-66
Abstract

This paper investigates the travel motives of German visitors to Fulufjället National Park (FNP). The park attracts more than one-third international visitors, which is a high proportion compared to other regions in the Scandinavian mountains. Data for this study were derived from a mixed-method...

Author(s)
Garms, M.; Fredman, P.; Mose, I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2017, 17, 3, pp 239-258
Abstract

Travelling around Iceland on horseback was the only means of transportation for many centuries and is today a popular recreational and holiday activity of Icelanders and foreign visitors alike. Whether on a short trip of two hours or by using one of the old trails across the country, much...

Author(s)
Schmudde, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2015, 15, 1/2, pp 91-104
Abstract

The opinions and perceptions of local communities are central issues in the sustainable management of conservation areas. During 2002 and 2003, we studied the opinions of local people about nature conservation and the development of tourism to investigate whether these opinions were influenced by...

Author(s)
Törn, A.; Siikamäki, P.; Tolvanen, A.; Kauppila, P.; Rämet, J.
Publisher
Resilience Alliance, Waterloo, Canada
Citation
Ecology and Society, 2008, 13, 1, pp Art. 8
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

"Sustainable tourism" has emerged as the dominant paradigm for managing visitor use in protected areas. An important consequence of this approach is that management tends to focus on issues inside protected-area boundaries. Recently, broader landscape-oriented approaches have gained attention...

Author(s)
Laven, D. N.; Wall-Reinius, S.; Fredman, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Society & Natural Resources, 2015, 28, 10, pp 1126-1143
Abstract

This study explores protected areas as attractions and their influence on tourists ' behaviour. The importance of differing protection status (national parks, world heritage sites, and biosphere reserves) is discussed. Data come from surveys conducted in protected areas in the Swedish mountain...

Author(s)
Reinius, S. W.; Fredman, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2007, 34, 4, pp 839-854

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