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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

Accurate forecasting of tourism demand is of utmost relevance for the success of tourism businesses. This paper presents a novel approach that extends autoregressive forecasting models by considering travellers' web search behaviour as additional input for predicting tourist arrivals. More...

Author(s)
Höpken, W.; Eberle, T.; Fuchs, M.; Lexhagen, M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2019, 21, 1, pp 45-62
Abstract

This article explored length of stay (LOS) in the context of tour planning, to assess as to whether LOS can be increased. LOS is an important parameter for tourism destination management, at the same time as evidence have suggested that LOS is declining on a global scale. The study was based on...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. Kr. S.; Gössling, S.; Dybedal, P.; Skogheim, T. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2018, 35, pp 29-35
Abstract

In countries facing rapid growth in nature-based tourism, increasing use of protected areas for recreational purposes creates a demand for improved infrastructure and accessibility. However, increased infrastructure, such as road improvements, is likely to alter the natural environment and...

Author(s)
Tverijonaite, E.; Ólafsdóttir, R.; Thorsteinsson, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2018, 24, pp 1-10
Abstract

Seasonality is a phenomenon that affects the vast majority of tourist destinations. The negative aspects of seasonality have been widely discussed from economic, social and environmental points of view. On the contrary, the unreliability of tourism demand forecasts is rarely listed among the...

Author(s)
Vergori, A. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2017, 23, 5, pp 1011-1027
Abstract

The present article studies the effects of storytelling through film on destination image building and visitation intention. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of storytelling in marketing and the impact events have on destination attractiveness, a theoretical gap exists into the...

Author(s)
Mathisen, L.; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2013, 30, 7, pp 672-689
Abstract

Based on media content analysis this study examines 213 land-use conflicts in Danish coastal tourism to understand the formats of land-use struggles and the methods used to manifest discontent. It contributes to emerging, but still under-investigated risks of overtourism and spatial degradation and ...

Author(s)
Hjalager, A. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Land Use Policy, 2020, 94,
Abstract

In the contemporary so-called 'competition state era', many rural and peripheral regions are in decline. Tourism is increasingly viewed as being able to alleviate and rejuvenate regions that are facing economic difficulties. The European Union has launched several programmes with the goal of...

Author(s)
Bohlin, M.; Brandt, D.; Elbe, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
European Planning Studies, 2016, 24, 10, pp 1788-1805
Abstract

Methods have been proposed for identifying land use conflict potential using participatory mapping data and models. In a case study from Finland, we extend conflict mapping research by evaluating the capacity for participatory mapping to identify conflict for land uses that include mining, tourism...

Author(s)
Brown, G.; Kangas, K.; Juutinen, A.; Tolvanen, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Society & Natural Resources, 2017, 30, 12, pp 1458-1475
Abstract

This special issue introduces readers to the role of political ideas in future tourism. Topics addressed by the six papers are as follows: the link between the prevailing political ideology and the management of tourism in various countries/regions (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Scandinavia, Russia, USA,...

Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism Futures, 2016, 2, 2, pp 107-195

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