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Visits to the Swedish mountains: Constraints and motivations
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (ETOUR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3098-1490
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2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 5, no 3, 177-192 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the joint role of constraints (structural, intrapersonal, and interpersonal) and motivations (place attachment and activity commitment) to understand why people visit the Swedish mountains. A national survey of the Swedish population shows that income and distance act as constraints to mountain visits, but that place attachment plays a stronger role than constraints. We argue that motivation should be more explicitly taken into account in constraints studies. Participating friends, perceived self-skill and activity commitment are important for downhill skiers but not so much for backpackers. Like several other constraint studies, we find that those who are most active in visiting other places and participating in other leisure activities are most likely to visit the mountains. Rather than acting as a constraint, participation in one leisure sector is associated with participation in another sector. We believe this reflects a sort of recreational career and should be considered in future research. We also discuss the results of this study with regard to the future development of tourism in the Swedish mountain region.

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2005. Vol. 5, no 3, 177-192 p.
Keyword [en]
Mountain tourism, constraints, motivation
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-917Local ID: ETOUROAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-917DiVA: diva2:25949
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-07-14 Last updated: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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