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Community-based tourism development typically assumes co-operation between different stakeholder groups at the local level, and thus combines different types of knowledge. However, this does not imply that a consensus exists between the stakeholders in the first place. In this article, we present ...

Author(s)
Matilainen, A.; Suutari, T.; Lähdesmäki, M.; Koski, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2018, 67, pp 284-296
Abstract

Virtually all destinations seek to increase tourist numbers, pursuing economic maximization strategies. Considerably less attention is paid to optimizing existing tourist systems to create more profitable, stable, resilient and potentially more sustainable entities. While aspects of tourist...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Ring, A.; Dwyer, L.; Andersson, A. C.; Hall, C. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 4, pp 527-548
Abstract

Local involvement in tourism development is defined as a key issue for sustainable tourism, however it is often questioned and less seldom implemented in reality. Reasons behind this condition are lack of knowledge and practical experience on community-based tourism as a bottom-up approach. In this ...

Author(s)
Lindström, K. N.; Larson, M.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2016, 33, pp 71-78
Abstract

This paper presents a holistic framework for analysis of destination management and/or marketing organizations (DMOs) and explores how these work in a highly complex tourism environment. Six destinations are investigated through 61 qualitative interviews with representatives from tourism businesses ...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, M. T.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2017, 34, 5, pp 624-635
Abstract

The effectiveness of interpretive signage as a means of modifying visitor behaviour to reduce negative impacts on wildlife was tested empirically at a seal watching site on Vatnsnes peninsula in North West Iceland. From July to September 2014, the actions of 2440 visitors were observed and their...

Author(s)
Marschall, S.; Granquist, S. M.; Burns, G. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2017, 17, pp 11-19
Abstract

Many of today's pilgrim routes are not only conceived of as religious thoroughfares. They are also seen as historical and cultural routes and are embraced by heritage polices and the tourism industry. It follows from this that contemporary pilgrim routes are endowed with many meanings and...

Author(s)
Øian, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2019, 21, 3, pp 422-441
Abstract

The 13 papers in this special issue reflect the changes in the concepts of rural tourism as well as in the academic interest in this form of tourism. The papers can be divided into two main types. The first group of papers examines aspects of the unique sense of place that rural areas possess, the...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2015, 23, 8/9, pp 1133-1403
Abstract

Nature-based tourism is currently one of tourism's fastest-growing sectors. It is also the form of tourism that often benefits the economy of rural areas. In addition to publicly owned forests, nature tourism is in many countries situated in private forests that are not owned by the tourism...

Author(s)
Matilainen, A.; Lähdesmäki, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2014, 35, pp 70-79
Abstract

This article addresses knowledge management in governing vulnerable polar areas and tourism. Since the 1870s, Svalbard has been a cruise tourism destination. Due to less ice during the summer period, the number of tourists visiting the remote northeast corner of the archipelago has increased...

Author(s)
Nyseth, T.; Viken, A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Polar Record, 2016, 52, 1, pp 66-75
Abstract

The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is an internationally standardized method for measuring the economic contributions of tourism to an economy. In 2015, Statistics Iceland published new TSA data as a result of a collaborative project with Icelandic Tourism Research Centre (ITRC), which was in...

Author(s)
Frenț, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2018, 18, 1, pp 95-111

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