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Guided tourism: the role of guidebooks in German tourist behaviour in Sweden
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (ETOUR)
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: ETOUR , 2007. , 146 p.
Series
Vetenskapliga bokserien / European Tourism Research Institute, 2007:18
Series
GERUM. Kulturgeografi, ISSN 1402-5205 ; 2007:3
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8229Local ID: ETOURISBN: 978-91-85317-71-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8229DiVA: diva2:133806
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(English)
Available from: 2009-01-15 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2009-07-27Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. The importance of guidebooks for the choice of tourist sites: a study of German tourists in Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of guidebooks for the choice of tourist sites: a study of German tourists in Sweden.
2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 6, no 3, 229-247 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Guidebooks contain important sources of information for travellers. It can be assumed that they influence the reader's choice of tourist sites, as a selection of tourist attractions is presented in the books. In this study, the influence of guidebooks on German tourists' choice of tourist sites in Sweden was examined. Nine guidebooks were analysed. In order to analyse the relationship between the presentation in the guidebooks and tourist journeys to these places, a comparison between presented tourist sites and accommodation statistics (for the year 2002) was accomplished. Further, the content of the presented tourist regions was analysed. The results indicate that the distance from home affects how strongly tourists are influenced by guidebooks. In addition, it was found that individually created tourist regions are regularly used in guidebooks and that a stereotype picture of these tourist regions is provided.

Keyword
Tourism research, guideböcker, attraktion, destination, turismforskning, turism
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1150 (URN)10.1080/15022250600869427 (DOI)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-01-22 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
2. Germans' tourist behaviour in Sweden
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2008 (English)In: Tourism, ISSN 1332-7461, Vol. 56, no 2, 143-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tourism research has identified a number of factors that influence tourist behaviour, among them socio-demographic characteristics and the number of previous visits. This article argues that also tourists' spatial mobility, the time period within the holiday, the characteristics of the places visited, and the access to information act as important determinants for the level and choice of tourist activities. Focus in this analysis is lying on German car tourists in Sweden. For this study, a combination of methodologies is employed. This includes travel diaries on access to information as well as on type, place and length of activities, which were written by the respondents during their holiday in Sweden, and personal interviews, which were carried out after the respondents had returned home. Tourist behaviour was found to be similar to the respondents' behaviour at home, and place in combination with a limited time period and the absence of externally imposed routines was a major factor for this. In general, tourists took part in an activity for a relatively short period time before moving on. The level of spatial mobility was found to positively influence the level of tourist activity, and was to a great part responsible for the succession of activities. The time period within the holiday did not specifically influence activities, but so did access to tourist information, which affected the choice and duration of activities. Guidebooks were found to constitute the most important tourist information for the analysed tourist group.

National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8228 (URN)2-s2.0-47249135343 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2009-01-14 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2009-07-14Bibliographically approved
3. Tourist routes: a time-geographical approach on German car-tourists in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourist routes: a time-geographical approach on German car-tourists in Sweden
2007 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, Vol. 9, no 1, 64-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tourism is often studied as if it was static. Yet, mobility constitutes an important part of the tourism system. The paper argues that tourists are travelling according to an individual travel rhythm, which can be defined as a travel pattern that tourists relate to, independent from the tourist sites that are visited. It was found out that there are long travel distances on the first and last day of the holiday, that mobility and stationariness are concentrated in time and that tourists along a round tour often spend the longest time in the region with the longest distance to the home region. The paper concludes that a travel rhythm exists, and that it is only partly influenced by the time the tourist spends at the destination, and the previous number of visits. Time geography was applied as underlying theory, and its use can be encouraged in forthcoming tourism studies.

National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8225 (URN)10.1080/14616680601092915 (DOI)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2009-01-14 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2009-06-07Bibliographically approved
4. Who has the power over tourist information? About the selection of tourist sites in guidebooks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who has the power over tourist information? About the selection of tourist sites in guidebooks
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8226 (URN)
Note
submitted to: Tourist Studies(ISSN 1468-7976)Available from: 2009-01-14 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2010-01-14Bibliographically approved

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