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The importance of guidebooks for the choice of tourist sites: a study of German tourists in Sweden.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (ETOUR)
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2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, 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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 6, no 3, 229-247 p.
Keyword [en]
Tourism research
Keyword [sv]
guideböcker, attraktion, destination, turismforskning, turism
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1150DOI: 10.1080/15022250600869427Local ID: ETOUROAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1150DiVA: diva2:26182
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-01-22 Last updated: 2009-06-07Bibliographically approved
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1. Guided tourism: the role of guidebooks in German tourist behaviour in Sweden
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2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Östersund: ETOUR, 2007. 146 p.
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Vetenskapliga bokserien / European Tourism Research Institute, 2007:18
Series
GERUM. Kulturgeografi, ISSN 1402-5205 ; 2007:3
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Economics and Business
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urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8229 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)978-91-85317-71-4 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
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Available from: 2009-01-15 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2009-07-27Bibliographically approved

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