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Ioannides, Dimitri, Professor of Human GeographyORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3549-750X
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Yachin, J. M. & Ioannides, D. (2020). “Making do” in rural tourism: the resourcing behaviour of tourism micro-firms. Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Making do” in rural tourism: the resourcing behaviour of tourism micro-firms
2020 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We propose entrepreneurial bricolage as a framework that enables the description, explanation and exploration of the modus operandi of tour- ism micro-firms. Particularly, the notion of spatial bricolage constitutes fertile ground for further research and theoretical advances of sustain- able tourism entrepreneurship. The potential for rural tourism develop- ment is conditioned by entrepreneurs’ capability to utilise local physical and non-material resources sustainably. Thus, knowledge about the resourcing behaviour of micro-firms is paramount to understanding their role in promoting sustainable tourism. This study explores how rural micro-firms interact with their spatial environment to design tour- ism value propositions. Our analysis is based on interviews with eight- een owners-managers of tourism micro-firms in rural Sweden. We portray spatial bricolage as a resourcing behaviour that builds on the re-interpretation of existing resources, the unique features of the destin- ation and community involvement. The findings suggest that resource transfer facilitates sustainable development since it enables long-term planning and validates the entrepreneurs’ operation. Moreover, their small-scale enables rural tourism firms to utilise local resources in non- exploitative ways that minimise disturbance for other stakeholders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Keywords
Embeddedness; micro-firms; resource mobilisation; Spatial bricolage; sustainable development; tourism entrepreneurship
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38332 (URN)10.1080/09669582.2020.1715993 (DOI)000508535000001 ()
Available from: 2020-01-31 Created: 2020-01-31 Last updated: 2020-02-14Bibliographically approved
Godtman Kling, K., Wall-Reinius, S., Ankre, R. & Ioannides, D. (2019). Accessible and inclusive tourism and recreation: practices of universal design in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, June 16–19, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accessible and inclusive tourism and recreation: practices of universal design in Sweden
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Lack of accessibility limits participation in tourism and outdoor activities for people with disabilities. Previous research has recognized that the tourism industry does little to identify and accommodate the specific demands and preferences of people with disabilities. Through universal design, products, communications and physical environments can be used, accessed and understood by all people regardless of age, ability or disability. Disability is a social construction where social and physical contexts act towards excluding persons with disabilities. It remains a challenge for both public and private actors to make tourism environments and products conducive toward disabilities. 

 

In this project, access to different types of Swedish recreational outdoor environments for people with disabilities are studied to outline key aspects for improving accessible tourism strategies among outdoor recreation companies and public authorities. The project also includes an in-depth study of Östersund municipality to increase knowledge about accessibility, recreation and health for people with disabilities, with a focus on how social inclusion can be strengthened locally. The project will discuss examples of solutions for eliminating barriers in order to allow equal participation.

 

This presentation includes a literature review relating to obstacles to participation, mobility, accessibility and inclusion in tourism and outdoor recreation. We will also present initial ideas on data collection but also stakeholder collaboration between people with disabilities, experts on accessibility and universal design, public and private actors, and researchers. This will enable us to identify promising practices of how actors can collaborate and develop products by making environments more accessible.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37832 (URN)
Conference
The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, June 16–19, 2019
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2019-12-09Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D., Röslmaier, M. & van der Zee, E. (2019). Airbnb as an instigator of ‘tourism bubble’ expansion in Utrecht's Lombok neighbourhood. Tourism Geographies, 21(5), 822-840
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Airbnb as an instigator of ‘tourism bubble’ expansion in Utrecht's Lombok neighbourhood
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 822-840Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Airbnb phenomenon as part of the broader growth of the so-called collaborative economy has grabbed the attention of a growing number of tourism researchers. Among the topics explored have been investigations as to the spatial tendencies of Airbnb in cities and discussions concerning its effects, inter alia, on gentrification, over-touristification and eventual resident displacement. Recognizing that the majority of extant studies have been conducted either in major cities, which in their own right attract large numbers of visitors or in tourism-intensive smaller communities we chose to investigate what Airbnb growth means for a mid-sized city with a highly diversified economy, which is not yet over-touristified. Our focus was on the Dutch city of Utrecht. Through a geospatial and statistical analysis of AirDNA data, we explored the growth of Airbnbs in the city overall, focusing specifically on the phenomenon's effects on the Lombok neighbourhood, a nascent ‘neo-bohemia’ neighbouring the city-centre tourist bubble. Our analysis reveals that although Airbnb activity in this neighbourhood is relatively recent there are signs suggesting that further touristification of parts of Lombok has ignited increased Airbnb activity. Moreover, there is a distance decay of Airbnb activity as one moves away from the city centre and from established tourism services including restaurants. These findings suggest that in an emerging neo-bohemian space such as Lombok, Airbnb takes on a role as instigator of urban tourism bubble expansion. The study ends with a call for further investigations to better understand the implications expanded Airbnb activity has, among others, on social justice within cities. For example, future investigations could examine the manner in which Airbnbs influence the everyday life of the residents of urban spaces and investigate the conflicts that might arise in Airbnb ghettoes between visitors and locals. 

Keywords
Airbnb listings, collaborative economy, Lombok, neo-bohemia, urban tourist bubble, Utrecht
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33631 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1454505 (DOI)000499931500006 ()2-s2.0-85044778848 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Rodriguez-Giron, S., Vanneste, D. & Ioannides, D. (2019). An intergrative model (iModel) for decision-making in tourism. Tourism Planning & Development, 16(5), 514-532
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An intergrative model (iModel) for decision-making in tourism
2019 (English)In: Tourism Planning & Development, ISSN 2156-8316, E-ISSN 2156-8324, Vol. 16, no 5, p. 514-532Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the conceptual and methodological strengthening of the study of tourism as a complex phenomenon using systems thinking. It is aimed at supporting decision-making for tourist destinations’ planning and management. Few authors provide a schematic model of how tourism works, and among them, even fewer expressly use a systemic approach. However, nobody presents a methodology for their models’ analytical application to bridge theory and practice. The integrative model (iModel) fills this gap. It is developed through a review of previous models, research in Belgian, German and Ecuadorian cases, discussion in experts’ panels and supported by a long experience in destination development in Ecuador. Main contributions are 1) the introduction of a model of tourism as a dynamic complex system based on the functions performed by the actors involved in the tourism experience; and 2) the presentation of a methodology to apply the model-as-a-tool for decision-making support in tourism practice.

Keywords
Analytical application; decision-making; iModel; methodology; systems thinking; tourism planning and management
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34282 (URN)10.1080/21568316.2018.1506818 (DOI)000478935700003 ()2-s2.0-85051973050 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S., Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2019). Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism?: Marketing approaches of Scandinavian tour operators. Tourism Geographies, 21(5), 766-784
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism?: Marketing approaches of Scandinavian tour operators
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 766-784Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Over the last decade, there has been noticeable rise in popularity of all-inclusive holidays. This growth has coincided with the propensity in many destinations to develop tourism enclaves, which can either be purpose-built gated resorts physically isolated from their surrounding community or appear in the form of cruises, which have emerged as a particularly popular form of travel. In this explorative paper, we focus on the marketing of all-inclusive holidays, specifically those occurring in enclaves (including cruise-ships). We investigate to what extent the geographic location of the tourist enclave is an important consideration for the travel industry. In other words, when it comes to all-inclusive holiday products, do the place-based attributes on offer at the destination and the actual location of the holiday matter from the perspective of those who are creating and selling the travel packet? An explorative study of Scandinavian tour operators shows that the local settingof the holiday is in fact a secondary consideration compared to the services and facilities on offer. Thus, there is an overriding tendency to downplay the destination’s place-based attributes and it does not seem so important where the all-inclusive resort is located as long as it is well connected to the market and promises a comfortable holiday to the consumer. Tourism enclaves in the context of placelessness are discussed.

Keywords
All-inclusive resorts, cruises, enclave tourism, marketing, placelessness, Scandinavia
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32533 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2017.1375975 (DOI)000499931500003 ()2-s2.0-85029700635 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Godtman Kling, K. & Ioannides, D. (2019). Enhancing Accessibility in Tourism & Outdoor Recreation: A Review of Major Research Themes and a Glance at Best Practice. Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Accessibility in Tourism & Outdoor Recreation: A Review of Major Research Themes and a Glance at Best Practice
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mid Sweden University, 2019. p. 36
Series
Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute, ISSN 1403-4220 ; 2019:4
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38158 (URN)978-91-88947-35-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2019-12-20Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2019). Exploring the geographic dimensions of tourism work and workers (1ed.). In: Dieter K Müller (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies: (pp. 89-98). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the geographic dimensions of tourism work and workers
2019 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies / [ed] Dieter K Müller, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 1, p. 89-98Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the neoliberal era we live in, a number of issues crop up, seriously hindering the pursuit of equity/social justice dimensions of sustainable development in numerous communities worldwide. Importantly, in many tourism-related sectors we notice an ever-increasing reliance on outsourced casual/part-time labour, much of it based on zero-hours contracts. Often we hear that workers demand a ‘living wage’, given that government-mandated minimum wage contracts – if they exist – do not reflect the reality of ever-increasing living costs encountered in places affected by tourism. This chaptercalls for a research agenda relating to the geographies of tourism work and workers. Specifically, this agenda draws inspiration fromthe work of Andrew Herod, who argues that workers are the authors of their own everyday geographies under capitalism, as well as the research conducted by Tufts, who specifically examines issues revolving around the geography of hotel workers. The chapter seeks to set an agenda to further strengthen our understanding of the everyday geographies of people who are classified as tourism workers. Issues addressed relate inter alia to the workers’ identity, geographic mobility (or immobility), and workers’coping strategies in negotiatinga highly uneven playing field in the working environment but also in terms of access to resources such as affordable housing. The chapteralso raises questions such as:In what manner do recent developments (e.g., the rise of the shared economy) impact the geography of tourism workers?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Elgar Research Agendas
National Category
Social Sciences Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37625 (URN)10.4337/9781786439314 (DOI)978 1 78643 930 7 (ISBN)978 1 78643 931 4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-05 Created: 2019-11-05 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
Petridou, E., Olausson, P. M. & Ioannides, D. (2019). Nascent island tourism policy development in Greenland: A network perspective. Island Studies Journal, 14(2), 227-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nascent island tourism policy development in Greenland: A network perspective
2019 (English)In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 227-244Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following its achievement of Self-Rule status in 2009 Greenland embarked on a series of measures to diversify its economy with an eye towards eventually gaining full independence from Denmark. Tourism was underlined as a key sector for reaching this goal and, consequently, over the last few years there has been a concerted effort to develop the island as an important polar destination. Significantly, the Greenlandic government created the tourism development policy for 2016-2020, which it views as a key instrument for shaping the sector’s future. In this paper, we adopted a policy network approach to determine the relational architecture among various stakeholders from the public and private sectors who are seen as relevant to tourism’s development. Inter alia, we examined how these actors were linked to each other while examining what kind of tourism networks existed in Greenland and what obstacles might hinder or foster their formation. A thematic analysis of qualitative data on Atlas.ti reveals that though there exist networks in the Greenlandic tourism sector, they are not policy networks and that the Greenlandic government’s approach to developing this tourism policy has been top-down, reflecting a ‘government’ rather than a ‘governance’ approach. Barriers to the formation of policy networks included lack of a shared image for the future; lack of trust among actors; lack of time and spatial fragmentation hindering iterative interactions, and lack of institutional enabling of information and knowledge sharing. 

Keywords
governance, Greenland, islands, networks, policy development, tourism
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36885 (URN)10.24043/isj.94 (DOI)000495925700013 ()2-s2.0-85074884131 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2019). What does the concept of over-tourism mean for remote natural areas?. In: : . Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG), Washington DC, April 3-7, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What does the concept of over-tourism mean for remote natural areas?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38108 (URN)
Conference
American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG), Washington DC, April 3-7, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. (2018). Book review: Collaborative economy and tourism: perspectives, politics, policies and prospects [Review]. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 18, S105-S107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Collaborative economy and tourism: perspectives, politics, policies and prospects
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 18, p. S105-S107Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35392 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2018.1496358 (DOI)000452013200010 ()
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
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