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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

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

Whale watching is a dynamic industry and, in particular in a country like Iceland, where tourism is currently playing a leading role in the national economy and where nature - understood in a broad sense - represents the main attraction for visitors, whale watching, rapidly grown during the last...

Author(s)
Nicosia, E.; Perini, F.
Publisher
Scientific and Didactical Campus of Rimini and the Advanced School of Tourism Sciences of Alma Mater Studiorum, Rimini, Italy
Citation
Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 2016, 7, 14, pp 60-105
Abstract

In tourism, simplified destination representations are often assumed to be a necessity in order to compete in an international marketplace. Consequently, destination dynamics are regarded as characterised by power struggles over these representations, and power is often seen as lying outside of the ...

Author(s)
Carina, E.; Keskitalo, H.; Schilar, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2017, 17, 4, pp 406-422
Abstract

This thesis presents the marine community concept as a new analytical lens for studying environmental governance of maritime activities. A marine community is a community of socio-economic and policy actors and institutions organised around a certain maritime activity that influences or will be...

Author(s)
Bets, L. K. J. van
Publisher
Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Marine communities: governing oil & gas activities and cruise tourism in the Arctic and the Caribbean, 2017, pp x + 207 pp.
Abstract

Due to increasing interest in wildlife tourism, there is a growing need to consider the balance between use and protection of wildlife. Mutual exchange and acceptance of research results between different academic disciplines, such as wildlife ecology and tourism research, has until recently been...

Author(s)
Granquist, S. M.; Nilsson, P. Ǻ.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 111, Part B, pp 471-478
Abstract

This article focuses on the steps taken by Norway towards building a more sustainable tourism industry. Together with the tourism industry, Innovation Norway has developed the certification system and development process 'Sustainable Destination', assisting local and regional destinations to...

Author(s)
Traaseth, A. K.
Publisher
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Trade Forum, 2017, No.1, pp 18-19
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 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 six articles in this special section examine the numerous ways in which changes in the natural environment impact tourism, and how the tourism industry is responding and adapting to such changes. Several articles explore changes in the natural environment that are occurring as a result of...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2018, 20, 2, pp 193-330

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