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Ankre, R. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2019). Accessibility and inclusive nature for everyone? A case study of outdoor recreation in Östersund, Sweden. In: 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research. 23 to 25 October 2019. Roskilde University, Denmark: . Paper presented at 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research. 23 to 25 October 2019. Roskilde University, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accessibility and inclusive nature for everyone? A case study of outdoor recreation in Östersund, Sweden
2019 (English)In: 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research. 23 to 25 October 2019. Roskilde University, Denmark, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, outdoor recreation is well established and traditionally considered to create good health with positive effects on physical and mental health (Fredman et al., 2014). The interests of outdoor recreation is hence part of the whole Swedish society, for example, in the government bill the Future Outdoor Recreation (2009/10: 238) it is described that the conditions for a so-called "good outdoor recreation" can be created by the State through spatial planning, accessibility, information and protected nature areas. However, accessibility for outdoor recreation relate to both physical, mental and socio-economic conditions (Emmelin et al., 2010). In Östersund municipality in northern Sweden, it is an on-going work to introduce more health-promoting activities as well as measures and rehabilitation for people with injuries and disabilities. Östersund municipality has developed a "Program for outdoor recreation" with the aim to create accessible outdoor recreation for all its residents. Previous studies have shown that lack of accessibility limits participation in tourism and outdoor activities for people with disabilities and destinations do little to identify and accommodate the specific demands and preferences of people with disabilities. Studies also show that planners are asking for more local investigations as to where, how and why outdoor recreation is practiced (see e.g. Petersson Forsberg, 2012; Ankre, 2019).

 

The presentation will focus on a newly started project with the aim to increase knowledge of some of the challenges in Östersund regarding accessibility, lifestyle and physical activities. In addition, how accessibility and social inclusion can be further supported and developed in the local community are of interest. The project includes a mapping of accessible nature areas within the municipality, an investigation of needs and wishes among citizens with disabilities, and interviews with public and private stakeholders on their view on how to increase participation in outdoor activities. Preliminary results from focus group interviews and fieldwork will be presented. The focus group contains a before-during-and-after perspective. Firstly, the group meets indoors (to talk about, for example previous experiences and the importance of accurate information about the sites), followed by an excursion to a nature area in Östersund municipality, and finally a follow-up group meeting indoors. Of interest are how people with disabilities experience visits to different nature areas in the Östersund municipality, what kinds of obstacles there are when visiting nature areas, and how these areas may be improved.

 

Accessibility also relates to the on-going densification in urban areas as a prevailing planning ideology. There is a general notion that there is so much green and that outdoor recreation can take place “elsewhere”. Even if this may be true, it can also lead to the exploitation of accessible urban and urban-close nature that is important for people’s everyday recreation. What kind of outdoor recreation one is practicing in Östersund and where and why was examined in the autumn of 2016 in a web survey directed at 3,000 randomly selected local residents. The results with a critical discussion of accessibility have recently been published (Ankre & Petersson Forsberg, 2019) which will create additional material in this study. We will also end with a discussion on ethical and methodological considerations.

 

References

Ankre, R. (2019). Friluftslivkonflikter i svenska kustlandskap ur ett planerings- och användarperspektiv. Studier av Luleå och Blekinge skärgårdar. Doctoral thesis. Karlskrona, Blekinge Institute of Technology.

Ankre, R. & Petersson Forsberg, L. (2019). Förtätning och gröna kilar - konsekvenser för friluftslivet in Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik. Stockholm, Liber. pp. 197-206.

Emmelin, L., Fredman, P., Lisberg Jensen, E. & Sandell, K. (2010). Planera för friluftsliv. Natur, Samhälle, Upplevelser. Stockholm, Carlsson Bokförlag.

Fredman, P., Sandell, K., Stenseke, M. & Emmelin, L. (2014). Friluftsliv i förändring. Studier från svenska upplevelselandskap. Editors P. Fredman, M. Stenseke and K. Sandell. Stockholm, Carlsson Bokförlag.

Government Bill [Regeringens proposition] 2009/10:238. The Future Outdoor Recreation [Framtidens friluftsliv]. Stockholm, Ministry of the Environment.

Petersson Forsberg, L. (2012). Friluftsliv och naturturism i kommunal fysisk planering. Doctoral thesis. Karlskrona, Blekinge Institute of Technology.

National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37638 (URN)
Conference
28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research. 23 to 25 October 2019. Roskilde University, Denmark
Projects
Tillgängliga och inkluderande naturmiljöer, Mid Sweden University and Östersund municipality
Available from: 2019-11-06 Created: 2019-11-06 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically 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
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)2-s2.0-85029700635 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2019-11-05Bibliographically approved
Saarinen, J. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2019). Enclaves in tourism: producing and governing exclusive spaces for tourism. Tourism Geographies, 21(5), 739-748
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enclaves in tourism: producing and governing exclusive spaces for tourism
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 739-748Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Exclusively planned tourism destinations, such as all-inclusive resorts, gated resort communities, private cruise liner-owned islands and privatized beaches, have increased over the last few decades. Researchers have analyzed these kinds of tourism environments as enclaves, which are typically driven by external forces and actors, strongly supported by globalization and the current neoliberal market economy. Existing research shows that tourism enclaves are characterized by active border-making, power issues and material and/or symbolic separation from the surrounding socio-cultural realities, leading to weak linkages with host communities and the local economy. Tourism enclaves involve power inequalities, injustices and unsustainable practices that often have serious negative impacts on local socio-economic development. The articles of the special issue focus on tourism enclaves in different theoretical and geographical contexts and they contribute to our understanding of how these exclusive spaces are created and transformed and how they shape places and place identities. The individual research articles are contextualized and discussed with the key theoretical perspectives and empirical findings on tourism enclaves. Future research needs include analysis of linkages and flows of labor, goods, ideas and capital in different scales; policymaking, planning and regulations; environmental impacts; and locals’ land and resource access in the respect of bordering, privatization and land grabbing. By focusing on these topics, the tourism industry could be guided towards more responsible and sustainable development path.

Keywords
enclaves, enclosure, border-making, homogenization, socio-spatial consequences, territorialization, tourism politics
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37637 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2019.1668051 (DOI)2-s2.0-85074277219 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-06 Created: 2019-11-06 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S., Prince, S. & Dahlberg, A. (2019). Everyday life in a magnificent landscape: Making sense of the nature/culture dichotomy in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2(1), 3-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday life in a magnificent landscape: Making sense of the nature/culture dichotomy in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden
2019 (English)In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, ISSN 2514-8486, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the nature/culture dichotomy has been extensively criticized by scholars, it remains pervasive to our conception of the world. Discourses of nature as a pristine milieu and of culture as a realm of human dominance not only impact cognition, but also the local practices of those involved daily in such contested areas. In this study of the mountainous area of the Jämtland County, Sweden, we report on the ways local stakeholders make sense of their surrounding landscape in the wake of its magnificent character as they go about their daily lives as residents, entrepreneurs and recreationists. We turn to the notion of dwelling to frame these narratives. This ultimately becomes an exploration of the contradictions and confusions within and between the discourses of conservation, management, recreation, authenticity and tourism development that affect how local stakeholders consciously and subconsciously cope with the tensions brought about by the nature/culture dichotomy. The findings are used to propose a critical, as well as constructive, notion of dwelling that stresses the importance of opening up to new possibilities and responsibilities during negotiations over protected areas.

Keywords
Dwelling, nature conservation, landscape research, national park, tourism development
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35664 (URN)10.1177/2514848619825988 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-19 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S. & Heldt Cassel, S. (2019). Introduktion till turism och svensk turismforskning. In: Wall-Reinius, S. & Heldt Cassel, S. (Ed.), Turismen och resandets utmaningar: (pp. 7-30). Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion till turism och svensk turismforskning
2019 (Swedish)In: Turismen och resandets utmaningar / [ed] Wall-Reinius, S. & Heldt Cassel, S., Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2019, p. 7-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, 2019
Series
YMER, ISSN 0044-0477 ; 139
Keywords
turismforskning; svenska högskolor och universitet
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36083 (URN)2-s2.0-85065501862 (Scopus ID)978-91-982150-5-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-05 Created: 2019-05-05 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Godtman Kling, K., Dahlberg, A. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2019). Negotiating improved multifunctional landscape use: trails as facilitators for collaboration among stakeholders. Sustainability, 11(13), Article ID 3511.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negotiating improved multifunctional landscape use: trails as facilitators for collaboration among stakeholders
2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 13, article id 3511Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Trails are significant features in landscapes, and many ancient pathways have developed into routes of great importance for recreation and tourism in contemporary societies. Nevertheless, international research on recreational trails has hitherto mainly focused on managerial and environmental aspects of trails and less on trails from a social science perspective, such as conflict management. This study explores the role of recreational trails as a potential tool for managing conflicts in a multifunctional landscape. The findings originate from a case study of the southern Jamtland mountain region in Sweden, an area where land-use conflicts exist and where tourism is a major concern. The study examines the recreational trail as an applied example where actors in the mountain landscape negotiate and collaborate. through the recreational trail, dialogue and discussions are made possible among stakeholders. Findings show that trails can function as facilitators for communication and can thus enhance the possibilities of building trust and promoting collaboration between actors. This research contributes to the existing literature on handling multiple land-use interests and adds to previous knowledge by taking on a rather new approach, where the recreational trail becomes a facilitator for communication.

Keywords
trails, tourism, conflict management, collaboration, communication, mountain landscape
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34929 (URN)10.3390/su11133511 (DOI)000477051900016 ()2-s2.0-85068738899 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S. & Heldt Cassel, S. (Eds.). (2019). Turismen och resandets utmaningar. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turismen och resandets utmaningar
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Turism är en betydande del av och drivkraft i den globaliserade ekonomin och konsumtionssamhället där den bidrar till social, ekonomisk och miljömässig förändring, såväl positiv som negativ. Under de senaste decennierna har inte bara turism och resande ökat världen över utan även forskarnas intresse för turismstudier har ökat markant. I Ymer 2019 presenteras svensk turismforskning som bedrivs av geografer och antropologer. De olika kapitlen exemplifierar hur turism kan utveckla och förändra platser, ekonomiskt, miljömässigt och socialt, i Sverige och genom svenska resenärers turistande utomlands. Genom de olika bidragen synliggörs möjligheter och utmaningar som turism ger upphov till och hur turism kan förstås som ett globalt och samtidigt lokalt fenomen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi, 2019. p. 225
Series
YMER, ISSN 0044-0477 ; 139
Keywords
svensk turismforskning; platsskapande;fritidshus;turistens hem;delningsekonomi;mobilitet;samisk turism;sexturism; vattenresurser
National Category
Social Sciences Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36082 (URN)978-91-982150-5-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-05 Created: 2019-05-05 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Godtman Kling, K. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2018). Negotiating co-existence in multifunctional landscapes: trails as facilitators for communication. In: Abstract book: . Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV9) 29-31 August, Bordeaux, France (pp. 108-109).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negotiating co-existence in multifunctional landscapes: trails as facilitators for communication
2018 (English)In: Abstract book, 2018, p. 108-109Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34931 (URN)978-2-9551251-1-3 (ISBN)
Conference
The 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV9) 29-31 August, Bordeaux, France
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2018-11-21Bibliographically approved
Wåger, S. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2018). Sammanhållen kommunikation för forskningssatsningen Storslagen fjällmiljö.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sammanhållen kommunikation för forskningssatsningen Storslagen fjällmiljö
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport sammanfattar kommunikationsprojekten Forskningskommunikation: Nytta och relevans 2013-2015 och Forskningskommunikation för Storslagen fjällmiljö 2014-2017 inom ramen för forskningssatsningen Storslagen fjällmiljö.

Publisher
p. 16
Keywords
miljömål, kommunikationssatsning, relevans, nytta
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33927 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Projects
Kommunikation för Storslagen Fjällmiljö
Funder
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
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Slutrapport. Opublicerat material

Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
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