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  • 301.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: Practical Tourism Research (2nd edition)2018In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, ISSN 1476-6825, E-ISSN 1747-7654, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 332-333Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 302.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: The making of a cultural landscape the English Lake District as tourist destination, 1950-20102015In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 168-169Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 303.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: The politics and power of tourism in Palestine2016In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 461-463Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 304.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism2018In: Annals of Leisure Research, ISSN 1174-5398, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 257-258Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 305.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book review: Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 306.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Cohen's Model of Typologies of Tourists2017In: The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism / [ed] Linda L. Lowry, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2017, p. 280-282Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 307.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Craft-art in the Danish countryside: reconciling a lifestyle, livelihood and artistic career through rural tourism2017In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, ISSN 1476-6825, E-ISSN 1747-7654, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 339-358Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To contribute new insight related to the entrepreneurial strategies adopted by local actors involved in rural tourism, this article explores the array of dynamics and complexities faced by the members of the Arts and Crafts Association Bornholm, Denmark. Besides juggling a livelihood with a desired lifestyle, artists pursue the ambition of professional success, which adds a new and interesting dimension to the conceptualization of individual and collective strategies related to lifestyle entrepreneurship, rural identities, the commercialization of rural symbols and products, and new modes of production in the countryside. In their search for customers and spectators, these craft-artists have created a professional brand and work individually on various entrepreneurial strategies, allowing them to benefit from the short but intensive tourist season on their rural island. These strategies blur the line not only between their lifestyle aspirations, career ambitions and livelihood necessities, but also between the commercial, professional and rural nature of the space they present to tourists. This qualitative study was primarily conducted through open-ended interviews with members of the association. It is discussed lastly that these artists consequently create for themselves a hybrid space, strategized and redefined in relation to the complexities of residing in a countryside integrated within a global system.

  • 308.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Dwelling in the tourist landscape: Embodiment and everyday life among the craft-artists of Bornholm2018In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 63-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Non-representational theories have gained popularity in the last decades, encouraging social scientists to study the production of everyday life. Inspired by Ingold’s (2011) dwelling perspective, I present my qualitative research on the arts and craft community on Bornholm, Denmark by exploring some of the bodily movements and mundane practices that shape a taskscape into a tourist landscape. This analysis defines the material and corporeal relations of Bornholm’s craft-artists with their island’s tourist season, and aims to contribute to the application of non-representational landscape theory in tourism scholarship. The everyday practices and embodied movements of these craft-artists fashion the emergence of a realm of dwelling, rather than an exotic site. The tourist landscape is the product of the skills and techniques these craft-artists have developed over time to work with their different materials, and of the creative spaces which they have built to pursue their art. The materials, techniques and creative spaces used by these craft-artists mediate their interactions with tourists, but also, these encounters mediate the craft-artists’ interactions with their materials, techniques and spaces. I ultimately argue that the taskscape, as a realm of mundane embodied practices, cannot be detached from the landscape the tourists encounter. I propose scholars can use the dwelling perspective in their analysis of tourism to embed local people in their cultural landscape.

  • 309.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Imagining Tourist Spaces as Living Spaces: Towards a Relational Approach to Alternatives and Morals in Tourism2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Many actors are taking advantage of the flexible barriers to entry of the tourist industry to engage in the production of varied forms of tourism closely related to their lifestyle, professional and communal ambitions. With the increased popularity of forms of tourism bringing the guest close to the host, it becomes relevant to ask questions related to lived experiences and close encounters in tourism scholarship. This is a moral conviction that the plurality of human experiences and critical reflexivity matter in the conception of tourist spaces and their management. In this thesis, I look for new ways to conceptually embed local people in their living spaces by approaching forms of tourism displaying non-economic elements as phenomena that create new and complex relations imbued with various implications. Tourism geography highlights the negotiated and fragmented nature of tourism, and its performative and embodied character. I apply relational geography to apprehend the multiple relations that make up local spaces and identities. With its post-structural character, relational geography uncovers voices once neglected in research, and proposes new ways of being in the world. My two qualitative case studies reflect my interest in exploring the northern European context. Firstly, I investigate craft-artists on Bornholm, Denmark and their relation to the tourist season. I do this through interviews and narrative analysis. My second case study, a focused ethnography at Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland, centres on the management of host and guest interactions.  In terms of spatial formation, results show that local actors have the agency to form networks and redefine their identities in the wake of tourism development. They form a hybrid space by fulfilling goals related to their lifestyle, livelihood and professional ambitions simultaneously. Moreover, mundane practices are presented as an integral part of a tourist landscape. In terms of management, results show that the various spatial complexities faced by communities exacerbate host and guest relations. This will require a commitment from local coordinators and managers to promote a reflexive and critical exchange during these close encounters. I ultimately argue for the imagination of tourist spaces as living spaces, where I conceptualize tourism as a mundane, yet complex, material and social experience for those living in tourist spaces. I propose two new discursive anchors that reflect the metaphor of the living space: dwelling in the tourist landscape, and sincere encounters. I contend that researching living spaces finds its moral grounds in its openness to the various ways local people dwell and encounter during tourism, and to the diverse ways researchers make sense of these practices, and of their own.

  • 310.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Rural Authenticity and Agency on a Cold-Water Island: Perspectives of contemporary craft-artists on Bornholm, Denmark2017In: Shima : The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, ISSN 1834-6049, E-ISSN 1834-6057, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 102-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bornholm, Denmark is a small, cold-water island home to a cluster of craftartists whose practices and ambitions contribute to the idyllic rural image of the island. These craft-artists formed an association in the wake of rural tourism development and its process of commercialisation to preserve values of professionalism, quality and rural authenticity in their crafts. This article discusses how the high standards of quality in their association gives them agency to define their interactions with tourists in a way to simultaneously preserve their artistic integrity and make profit from their industry. These actors thereby harness tourism to their advantage, contributing to the redefinition of their island’s rural authenticity. During two periods of fieldwork on Bornholm, 19 local craftartists were interviewed and participant observations were carried out. This article provides insight into aspects of perceived spatial identity and agency in the context of cold-water islands with rural landscapes.

  • 311.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Science and Culture in the Kerguelen Islands: a relational approach to the spatial formation of a subantarctic archipelago2018In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 129-144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Kerguelen Islands are devoid of a permanent population, but are nonetheless interlinked to past and current human activities that have shaped their subantarctic landscape. In the past decades, the archipelago has become a French outpost for scientific research where scientists, support staff, research assistants, and travelers assemble during temporary missions. In this article, I present the spatial formation of islands as relational in order to explore how the material and the cultural converge to make the Kerguelen Islands a place of both mundane practice and global interconnection. These spatialities intertwine the features of the landscape with pre-departure preparations, animal encounters, scientific rigour, daily routines, and past human activities. I advance these narratives by analyzing 18 blogs of French sojourners who have spent extensive time on the Kerguelen Islands. I ultimately give islands without a permanent population a character unlike that of isolation and contemplation as is usually attributed to cold-water islands of the (sub) polar seas.

  • 312.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Working towards sincere encounters in volunteer tourism: an ethnographic examination of key management issues at a Nordic eco-village2017In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 25, no 11, p. 1617-1632Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores host–guest dynamics at Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland tocontribute to the conceptualization of transformative learning in volunteertourism. At the eco-village, the host and volunteers come together to sharesimilar goals and meaningful experiences. This interaction gets complicated,however: the eco-village exists within the global capitalist system and mustoperate using market norms. The idealist and educational expectations ofthe volunteers often clash with the practical short-term goals of thecommunity: there are also cultural and experiential differences between theparties. This clash is used to discuss the importance of sincerity in volunteertourism at the eco-village. Data were collected through fieldwork, primarilyincluding participant observations and interviews, to help interpret thepatterns of behaviors and perceptions of both parties in relation to the aim.Ultimately, the experience that binds host and guests cannot solely beabout learning to do things alternatively and sustainably; it requiressincerity, using Taylor’s 2001 sincerity concept, to tackle the difficulties inworking alternatively and sustainably to attain this experience. It is arguedthat transformative learning during the volunteer experience in alternativespaces should be conceptualized to include the promotion of sincereencounters, and adjusted to concern both the host and its guests.

  • 313.
    Prince, Solene
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village2017In: Tourism Management, ISSN 0261-5177, E-ISSN 1879-3193, Vol. 60, no June, p. 348-356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To shed light on the complexities of fostering sustainability through alternative tourism, we explore the managerial contradictions and difficulties that arise as alternative tourism is developed in the name of sustainability at Sólheimar eco-village in Iceland. Following a focused ethnographic approach, we establish that those behind the management of volunteers, students and other guests regularly struggle to coordinate these respective groups in a manner that balances economic objectives with those relating to the environment and social equity. This is because limited human resources and strategic knowledge exist to fulfill all the host community’s goals through alternative tourism. The findings reveal the need to conceptualize alternative tourism as a forum for discussion between host and guest over the complexities of generating sustainable development.  This highlights the need for knowledge transmission over matters such as conflict resolution, critical reflection and cultural communication associated with the tourist experience at the community.

     

  • 314.
    Prince, Solène
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Dwelling and tourism: Embracing the non-representational in the tourist landscape2018In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dwelling perspective outlines that landscapes are the product ofembodied actions and practices. Landscape scholars studying tourismand tourism scholars studying landscapes have neglected to apply thisperspective to local realities. Tourism most often represents an activity tointegrate to the landscape, rather than a complex socio-spatial phenomenon.When embodiments are studied, it is generally to speak of thetourist experience. I propose using the dwelling perspective to infusetourist landscapes with the non-representational ethos of materiality andembodiment. My proposition acknowledges the socio-cultural complexitiesthat the tourist system imposes on local people, and addresseslandscape as a material realm where there is constant interplay betweenlocalised practices and tourism dynamics. This perspective centres scientificconversations on the complex, yet mundane, experience of inhabitingtourist landscapes. Scholars should consider the impacts of tourismon living spaces as they contribute to the formation of language influencingplanners and politicians.

  • 315.
    Rapila Andersson, Matti
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Turistens val och den paradoxala strävan efter tillfredsställelse2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 316.
    Raunio, Jenni Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Understanding the Travel Behavior of Generation Y2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    This paper studies the travel patterns and motivations of Generation Y

    members living in Sweden and in Finland. The research is made from Generation Y

    members’ point of view. Earlier studies have discussed Generation Y’s travel

    behavior, but no research was found studying the differences between the age groups

    inside the Generation Y. As the Generation Y is a big generation group, it is important

    to notice the possible differences within this group. This research aims to find out the

    possible differences between the young and the older members of the generation. The

    purpose of the study is to contribute to the understanding of Generation Y’s travel

    behavior, which is important to understand for tourism planning, as the younger part

    of the generation will enter the tourism markets in the near future. The research is a

    quantitative study, testing a hypothesis that there are differences in the travel behavior

    between the younger and the older members of Generation Y. An electronic survey

    was sent to various persons, using social media as a tool for reaching the target group

    for data collection. The survey was done using a SoGo online survey tool. Collected

    data was moved into an SPSS for analyzing. The results indicated that there was no

    significant differences found between the two age groups. However the results show

    the Generation Y respondents’ motivation, values, expectations, experiences and

    attitudes towards travelling. The results will help in understanding Generation Y’s

    travel behavior, and help examine and define the potential differences in this

    generation group. For future work, the findings of this research could be compared

    with qualitative research, made by interviewing tourism professionals and Generation

    Y members.

     

     

  • 317.
    Rodriguez-Giron, Santiago
    et al.
    Division of Geography & Tourism, University of Leuven.
    Vanneste, Dominique
    Division of Geography & Tourism, University of Leuven.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    An intergrative model (iModel) for decision-making in tourism2018In: Tourism Planning & Development, ISSN 2156-8316, E-ISSN 2156-8324Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 318.
    Rönnlund, Thomas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Genuskonstruktion i turismmarknadsföring: En studie om medierade bilder av kvinnor och män2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 319.
    Röslmaier, Michael
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Exploring the Tourism-Refugee Nexus: From Global Mobility to Local Immobility2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 320.
    Salman, A. Khalik
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Fuchs, Matthias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Zampatti, Davide
    Faculty of Economics, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
    Assessing Risk Factors Of Business Failure In The Manufacturing Sector: A Count Data Approach From Sweden2015In: International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, ISSN 2348-0386, Vol. III, no 9, p. 42-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The paper investigates risk factors of business failure of small-sized manufacturing firms in Sweden. Traditionally, linear models are applied to estimate the influence of risk factors on business failure by using continuous data. By contrast, in this study a count data approach is employed to deduce consistent Poisson, Quasi-Poisson, and Negative-Binomial estimators by using bankruptcy count data of small-sized Swedish manufacturing firms. Findings confirm that interest and exchange rates are significant determinants of business failure. Moreover, we found that openness is a determinant of business success. Our main finding highlights the role of business productivity, which turned out to be the main risk factor of business failure.

  • 321. Schmunk, Sergej
    et al.
    Höpken, Wolfram
    University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten.
    Fuchs, Matthias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Sentiment analysis: Extracting decision-relevant knowledge from UGC2014In: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference in Dublin, Ireland, January 21-24, 2014, New York: Springer, 2014, p. 253-265Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 322.
    Shepherd, Jack
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    A Review of “The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism” by Maximiliano E. Korstanje2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 323.
    Shepherd, Jack
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Chosen legacies: heritage in regional identity2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 759-761Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 324.
    Sievänen, Tuija
    et al.
    Finnish Forest Research Institute.
    Edwards, David
    Fredman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Jensen, Frank
    University of Copenhagen.
    Vistad, Odd Inge
    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.
    Social Indicators in the Forest Sector in Northern Europe: A Review focusing on Nature-based Recreation and Tourism2013Report (Other academic)
  • 325.
    Sievänen, Tuija
    et al.
    Natural Resource Institute, Finland.
    Fredman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Søndergaard Jensen, Frank
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Lundberg, Christine
    University of Surrey.
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstads universitet.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Wolf-Watz, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Foresight Outdoor Recreation: A discussion based on monitoring experiences in the Nordic context2016In: Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Abstract Book, 2016, p. 173-175Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 326.
    Sjöblom, Kim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Exchange tourism: Why do exchange students choose Mid Sweden University?2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 327.
    Skoglund, Wilhelm
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Utilizing Culture and Creativity for Sustainable Development: Reflections on the City of Östersund’s Membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network2018In: New Metropolitan Perspectives: Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030 – Volume 2 / [ed] Francesco Calabrò, Lucia Della Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua, Cham: Springer, 2018, Vol. 101, p. 398-405Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the last few years, cities around the world have promoted creativity as a new resource for driving future development. As a result, a number of networks have emerged around this theme. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is one such network that attempts to use creativity as a mechanism to achieve sustainable growth and development. The network has grown rapidly since its inception in 2004 and now has 180 members worldwide, all of which have adopted the UCCN guidelines and directives. In this paper, the authors explore if and how cities use their membership to implement sustainable development goals. The paper uses the northern Swedish city of Östersund as a case study, which has been an active member of the UCCN since 2010. Study findings indicate that membership in the UCCN has enabled Östersund to advance sustainability discourse at a regional level, as well as improve practice in a limited sense. At the same time, findings also identify a number of challenges for integrating sustainability objectives into the UCCN.

  • 328.
    Sohlberg, Marcus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Demonstration effect of tourism: En studie över demonstration effect i Åre2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 329.
    Stenvall, Alexandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Tourism and the Social Business Concept: Exploratory Studies of Tourism Development in the Old City of Nazareth and Jisr az-Zarqa in Israel2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    This Master’s thesis examines the relationship between social business and tourism in terms of social and economic empowerment of communities, as well as promoting grass-roots level Arab-Israeli partnership and coexistence. The study is conducted at two innova-tive sites in unprivileged Arab communities in Israel, where social tourism entrepreneurs are currently operating guesthouse tourism as a tool for developing the community. The qualitative study uses an exploratory research design to reflect upon the dynamics between social tourism entrepreneurship, participation in community-based development, individual social and economic empowerment, and peace-fostering.

     

     

  • 330.
    Stenvall, Alexandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Gelbman, Alon
    Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel.
    The Influence of Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism on an Arab Village in Israel2017In: Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism: Philosophy and Practice / [ed] Sheldon, Pauline J., Daniele, Roberto, Cham: Springer, 2017, p. 279-293Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter explores how social entrepreneurship in tourism can convey societal benefits in an underserved Arab community in Israel. This analysis draws from three theoretical perspectives (i) social sustainability, (ii) theories associated with tourism, development, and economic empowerment, and (iii) the growing body of scholarship on tourism and peace-building efforts, and also includes an empirical case study situated in the Israeli village of Jisr-az Zarqa. The study focuses on the development of the village’s first commercial guest house, which is operated through a special Arab-Jewish partnership. This study employed qualitative research methods such as participant observation and in-depth, open-ended interviews. Findings revealed three categories associated with the influence of social entrepreneurship in tourism in Jisr az-Zarqa. The first category is largely descriptive and identifies the barriers to tourism development in the village. The second category analyzes the role of social entrepreneurship in tourism through the special Arab-Jewish business partnership that operates the guesthouse. The third category offers insights into the impacts associated with Jisr az-Zarq’s first commercial guesthouse.

  • 331.
    Stoffelen, Arie
    et al.
    University of Leuven, Belgium.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Vanneste, Dominique
    University of Leuven, Belgium.
    Obstacles to achieving cross-border tourism governance: A multi-scalar approach focusing on the German-Czech borderlands2017In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 64, p. 126-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to identify distinctive obstacles to the establishment of tourism destination governance in both transnational and within-country borderlands. Analysis of the German-Czech borderlands, a region also incorporating within-country borders between three German federal states, indicates the multi-scalar and political contestations of cross-border tourism collaboration. Local tourism projects are generally successful, both on a transnational German-Czech level and between the German states of Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia. However, structural cross-border destination management does not exist because of (transnational) multi-scalar institutional alignment problems and (internal) tourism-specific destination-level power contestations. Understanding destination management processes in borderlands, therefore, requires: (i) explicit multi-scalar analysis; (ii) recognition of both transnational and within-country contexts; (iii) more cross-pollination between tourism planning and cross-border governance research.

  • 332.
    Strindlund, Caroline
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Rymdén, Fanny
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Märkesevenemangs samspel med besökar-kulturer: En utforskande fallstudie av Storsjöyran och målgruppen unga vuxna2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Upplevelser har genom åren blivit en allt viktigare del i dagens konsumtionssamhälle. Ett varierat utbud av upplevelser har därför blivit ett större krav hos producenter då dessa måste matcha flera olika målgrupper med varierande efterfrågan. Läran om att förstå hur människor väljer att konsumera kallas för konsumentbeteende som främst styrs av människors olika kulturer och personligheter. Detta är någonting som står för avgörandet för vilket slags evenemang individen väljer att besöka, d.v.s. ett evenemang som tillfredsställer besökarens grundläggande behov. Upplevelseekonomi är ett resultat av en förändring hos konsumenters efterfrågan som gått från att en gång till största del bestått av varor och tjänster, till att idag till stor del istället bestå av upplevelser. Evenemang kan bidra med olika former av upplevelser och är någonting som kan bidra till människors identitetsskapande. Därför är det i denna studie intressant att undersöka hur dessa påverkar ungdomar mellan 17-25 år som är på väg in i vuxenlivet då denna period av dess liv har stor betydelse vid sökandet efter sig själv och utformandet av sina grundvärderingar som kommer finnas kvar under hela deras liv. För att tydliggöra dessa kopplingar kommer denna studie fokusera på att beskriva sambandet mellan kultur, konsumentbeteende och valet av evenemang tillsammans med en grupp unga besökares åsikter till det årliga återkommande evenemanget Storsjöyran i Östersund.

  • 333.
    Sulejmani, Anita
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Massturismens effekter på destination Mallorca!: En studie om svenskarnas semesterbeteende och miljöhänsyn2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 334.
    Sundin, Emil
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Vindkraftverks effekter på turism i fjällmiljö: Fokus på vindkraftparken på Glötesvålen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Under sommaren 2014 kommer de första vindkraftverken på Glötesvålen att sättas upp och en park bestående av 30 vindkraftverk beräknas vara klar senare under hösten samma år. Denna park kommer ligga i ett område med en stor besöksnäring som är beroende av att turister finner området som ett attraktivt besöksmål. Syftet med denna uppsats är att ta reda på vilka effekter turismnäringen ser av denna byggnation, hur turisterna kan tänkas reagera på denna samt om det finns skillnader mellan näring och besökare i denna fråga. Uppsatsen baseras på kvalitativa intervjuer med turistnäringen i området samt en kvantitativ enkätundersökning bland besökare. Studier som behandlar en likartad problematik används som referenser och källor i jämförelse med de egna resultaten.

    Delar av turistnärigen i området är oroliga över att en vindkraftpark kommer att leda till ett minskat besöksantal i området på grund av att området inte längre kommer uppfattas som lika genuint och opåverkat. Besökarnas inställning till vindkraftverk i området är inte fullt lika negativ som de andra studierna visar att de borde vara, vilken kan visa på att effekterna i området som helhet är något överdrivna. Däremot kan de fortfarande slå hårt mot den enskilde turistföretagaren.

     

  • 335.
    Svahn, Isabella
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Den svenska långtidsresenären: Motiv och drivkrafter till resandet2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 336.
    Svensson, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö.
    Sörlin, Sverker
    KTH, Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö.
    Dahlberg, Annika
    Stockholms universitet.
    Fredman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Wall-Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Walking on the Shoulders of Giants: Historical Mountain Trails as Management Tools?2017In: The Routledge International Handbook of Walking Studies / [ed] C. M. Hall, Y. Ram, N. Shoval, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 330-339Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Walking in mountains is a way of transport in varied terrain and a means to enhance nature experiences and deepen landscape relations. It is also one of the most popular activities in Swedish outdoor life as well as among international tourists. Mobility has over time and for multiple reasons resulted in a network of trails and pathways – a ‘mobility heritage’. However, this heritage is not static but continuously transformed through new needs and uses, and as such it is a vital component in any reform towards a more sustainable landscape management by and for governing bodies, NGOs, and other interest groups.

     

    Despite multiple users and uses, trails are often discrete, small-scale and with marginal direct effects on local ecology and landscape, although exceptions also exist. However, the long history of multiple actor use of trails and landscapes alongside them, and the reasons and interests behind their location and maintenance, has profoundly affected landscape perceptions over time.

     

    We argue that trails can be used as a tool to engage different interests and to minimize conflicts between different users, while aiming to enhance landscape values for all users. This is highly relevant to various forms of nature conservation, Sami reindeer herding, recreation and tourism. We aim to provide deeper knowledge about trails, conceptually and about their roles, functions, and how this may relate to future management. Against a background of theoretical, historical and empirical approaches to pathways and walking we present our topic through the lens of Swedish mountain trails, with a special focus on Jämtland County. Can the interests of visiting hikers and multiple local and regional interests come to co-exist in a sustainable way by using trails as one main tool? 

  • 337.
    Tarek, Honein
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    The Airbnb hosting experience: Lessons from Stockholm2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 338.
    Telsing, Lisa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    FJÄLLET TAR INGEN HÄNSYN TILL MÄNNISKAN, DÄRFÖR BEHÖVER VI KUNSKAP.: En studie om säkerhet för fjällbesökare i Sverige2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 339. Underthun, Anders
    et al.
    Olofsdotter, Gunilla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Zampoukos, Kristina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Jordhus-Lier, David
    Core-periphery relations and organizational commitment among agency workers and permanent employees in client workplaces: Case studies from the warehouse sector in the Oslo area2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 340.
    Van Ieperen, Jeroen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    EXPLORING THE CLIMATE CHANGE-GLACIER TOURISM DISCOURSE: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTHERN ICELAND2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 341.
    Vieira, O. A. D.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Developing edu-tourism in an urban indigenous community: The case of Aldeia Bananal (Brasília - DF - Brazil)2018In: International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, ISSN 1759-0442, E-ISSN 1759-0450, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 133-153Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The indigenous tourism project developed at Aldeia Bananal, a community located in Brasília, Brazil, and composed of three ethnic Indian groups - Kariri-Xokó, Tuxá and Fulni-ô - was combined with educational tourism by bringing tourism graduation students to visit the community. The theory is mainly based on the concepts of staged authenticity for community empowerment, geotourism and ambience generation. It was applied the ethnographic method, which aimed at preparing and evaluating the visit in an indigenous context. Some conclusions taken for the community side were that they were at all times very positive towards the research; they spread their culture in a tense political moment - due to the pressure of real estate capital - and enhanced their cultural heritage, although not so much the environmental aspect. For the students the project created a unique contact with the indigenous group which led to a higher knowledge and valorisation of their culture. 

  • 342.
    Voronova, Irina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    The Russian ski tourists a case study.: Important factors of ski destination choice for tourists in Saint-Petersburg region of Russia.2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 343.
    Wadh, Yrsa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Där barn inte får vara barn – Barnsexturismens spridning i tid och rum Where children are not allowed to be children2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning:

    Denna uppsats handlar om barnsexturism och hur spridningen ser ut världen över. Uppsatsen tar upp ett känsligt ämne, barnsexhandel där barnsexturism ingår. Barnsexturism innefattar när en person reser från ett land till ett annat för att begå övergrepp mot barn mot ersättning som går till barnen själva eller till någon annan. Barnsexturister kallas de personer som begår dessa brott mot barn och en barnsexturist kan vara vem som helst. En barnsexturist kan innan resan ha som syfte att ha sex med en minderårig. Studien upplyser även de faktorer som ligger bakom barnsexturismen och hur den geografiska spridningen ser ut världen över. Studien har visat på ett resultat där barn blir utsatta för barnsexturism i utsatta regioner. Det har även visat på att media måste ta större ansvar för att berätta för allmänheten om detta fenomen.

     

  • 344.
    Wahlqvist, Sandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Wrangel, Sofia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Mellan verklighet och marknadsföring: Turismaktörers förhållningssätt till ett vinterbetonat platsvarumärke i en tid av klimatförändringar2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 345.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Bortom konflikter i fjällen2015In: Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 346.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Exploring the importance of categories in contemporary conservation debates: the case of a proposed national park in the Swedish mountain region.2015In: Nordic environmental social science conference 2015: Contested natures - new strategies, ideas and dialogues?, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Alongside ‘wilderness’ the category ‘national park’ is one of the most powerful within nature conservation, and it in turn rests on a historical legacy of numerous and varied categories. Recent critique against conventional approaches to conservation has resulted in a shift towards more public participation and the inclusion of local development – at least in policy rhetoric. However, our research on a proposed new national park in the Swedish mountains (Jämtland County) shows how difficult it is to change rooted understandings of existing categories, such as ‘national park’.

     

    The proposed park is perceived differently by different stakeholders, there exists tension and mistrust between them, and the park is contested for several reasons. Here categories and categorisation are important. Categories create paradoxes that may lead to tension and conflict, and they often act to block change in thinking and practice. These effects can occur when a piece of land belongs to different categories, when a category remains static while the local context changes, when the material and immaterial ‘components inherent in landscapes are categorised differently by different users, and when they use the same category it may be attributed different values. A lack of awareness of this impedes novel solutions and potential trade-offs. This is equally relevant at the interface of science and policy, science and public, policy and public – and at the interface of these and the landscape. A critical analysis of how categories are formed, by whom, and their effects, are important for understanding and moving beyond conflicts in conservation.

  • 347.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Olika erfarenheter och perspektiv på processer inför och efter tillkomsten av skyddade områden: session organized at Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö2014In: Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 348.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Vägar till mångfunktionella landskap: en pilotmodell i Jämtlandsfjällen2016Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 349.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Brouder, Patrick
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Emerging sustainable tourism development in the arctic gateway of Jokkmokk, Sweden?2014In: International Polar Tourism Research Network IPTRN, 2014: Polar Tourism Gateways: Past, Present and Future, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 350.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Chekalina, Tatiana
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Inter-year comparisons of visitor characteristics and preferences: the case of Swedish summer visitors in the Jämtland Mountains2015In: Responsible Tourism?: The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Icelandic Tourism Research Centre , 2015, p. 97-Conference paper (Refereed)
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