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Mountain tourism: experiences, communities, environments and sustainable futures.

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This book aims to broaden the discussion on the diversity of perspectives, interactions and roles of mountain tourism, through an interdisciplinary and management context. The book contains five thematic areas, each with an overview and relevant case studies. These themes include: (i) the creation of mountain tourism experiences; (ii) people and communities in mountain tourism; (iii) natural envir...

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Chapter 18 (Page no: 174)

External and internal challenges of glacier tourism development in Iceland.

This chapter explores the historic and modern expansion of glacial visitation to the Scandinavian country of Iceland. In order to understand this growing aspect of tourism, the chapter presents evidence of the entrepreneurial activity of more than 40 small, hard and soft adventure tourism operators in this niche sector. The chapter discusses a number of issues and challenges and addresses the pressure on these sensitive iconic sites as a result of a sevenfold increase in tourist visits to a limited number of accessible glacial sites. Additional challenges are described further as they relate to glacier tourism, including: (i) building the customer experience between larger group operators and small specialized operators; (ii) lack of operator guidelines for visitation management to sites; (iii) challenges of natural volcanic uncertainties including eruptions, ash dispersion and poisonous gas emissions; (iv) retreating glacial areas; and (v) ensuing issues of access, interest in particular sites and the viability of experiences at these sites.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Overview of mountain tourism: substantive nature, historical context, areas of focus. Author(s): Richins, H. Johnsen, S. Hull, J. S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Experience provision in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and emphasis. Author(s): Richins, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Wellness tourism experiences in mountain regions: the case of Sparkling Hill Resort, Canada. Author(s): Hull, J. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Creating tourist experiences in European alpine areas: beyond mass tourism. Author(s): Martini, U. Buffa, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) Motivations for a destination wedding in Canada's mountain parks. Author(s): Halpenny, E. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Stamp books in the Harz Mountains, Germany - fun not just for children. Author(s): Lück, M. Gross, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 67) Significant innovation in the development and provision of Heli-ski mountain experiences: the case of Mike Wiegele helicopter skiing. Author(s): Richins, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 79) From winter destination to all-year-round tourism: how focus on service can reduce fluctuation in demand due to seasonality. Author(s): Engeset, M. G. Velvin, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 88) People and communities in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 97) Tourism-led amenity migration in a mountain community: quality of life implications for Fernie, British Columbia. Author(s): Williams, P. W. Gill, A. M. Zukiwsky, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 111) In the shadow of Machu Picchu: a case study of the Salkantay Trail. Author(s): Pavelka, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 121) Transformative wine tourism in mountain communities. Author(s): Senese, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 130) Sustainable tourism in the Carpathians. Author(s): Puczkó, L. Meyer, M. Voskarova, M. Sziva, I.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 141) Leisure living in the Alps. Author(s): Kogler, A. Boksberger, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 147) Australia's Alpine areas: motivations, experiences and satisfaction of visitors to Mt Kosciuszko. Author(s): Dickson, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 157) Natural environments and their connection to mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Johnsen, S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 166) Tourism, environmental pragmatism and changing attitudes towards mountains. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 184) Hiking tourism in Germany's low and high mountain regions. Author(s): Dreyer, A. Menzel, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 194) Sustainable mountain hiking practices in Isfahan, Iran. Author(s): Moghimehfar, F. Halpenny, E. A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 203) Two Canadian mountaineering camps: participant motivations and sense of place in a wilderness setting. Author(s): Reid, R. Palechuk, T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 212) Impacts and solutions in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 220) Regional collaboration in community-based mountain tourism in world heritage sites: the Ifugao Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Central mountains in the Philippines. Author(s): Ananayo, J. Richins, H.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 235) Mountain tourism supply-chain networks in cross-border settings: the case of Intercerdanya, Spain. Author(s): Blasco, D. Guia, J. Prats, L.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 246) A moral turn for mountain tourism? Author(s): Cooke, L. Grimwood, B. Caton, K.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 255) Mountain tourism in Germany: challenges and opportunities in addressing seasonality at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Author(s): Schmidt, J. T. Werner, C. H. Richins, H.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 270) Tourism and change in Nepal's Mt Everest region. Author(s): Nepal, S. K.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 280) Rural tourism and small business networks in mountain areas: integrating information communication technologies (ICT) and community in Western Southland, New Zealand. Author(s): Deuchar, C. Milne, S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 290) Development, planning and governance in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 299) Protected areas in the Alps: governance and contributions to regional development. Author(s): Volgger, M. Lun, L. M. Pechlaner, H.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 310) Setting the table for mountain tourism: the case of a South African National Park. Author(s): Geldenhuys, L. L. Merwe, P. van der Saayman, M.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 319) Governance of French ski resorts: will the historic economic development model work for the future? Author(s): George-Marcelpoil, E. François, H.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 331) The development and design of ski resorts: from theory to practice. Author(s): Hudson, S. Hudson, L.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 341) Non-government organizations' mountain management: a sustainable support model for Southern Oregon's mountain destinations. Author(s): Marlowe, B. Burke, A.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 353) Development and governance of a family destination in the Alps: the case of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Author(s): Zehrer, A. Raich, F. Siller, H. Tschiderer, F.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 363) Mountain tourism: implications and sustainable futures. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644608
  • Record Number
  • 20163054773