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Arctic tourism experiences: production, consumption and sustainability.

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This book aims to better understand the production and consumption of visitor experiences in the Arctic region as a rapidly changing tourist destination. This knowledge will contribute to a balanced triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability approach in Arctic tourism. Part 1 (chapters 1-6) investigates the depth and dimensions of tourist experiences in the Arctic. The chapters examine the essence of...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 48)

World Heritage list = tourism attractiveness?

This chapter commences with a brief discussion of the discourse of the valorization of World Heritage as an economic resource. Next, two World Heritage sites in the Municipality of Alta, northern Norway, are analysed. The two sites are the rock carving fields in Hjemmeluft and one of the points at Struve's Geodetic Arch. The analysis highlights the point that the ability of the two sites to attract visitors is dependent on their location in a regional tourist attraction system, and upon the resources spent on facilitating certain groups of tourists. Finally, arguing that location and resources for facilitation are necessary to attract tourists, a question is posed: should public institutions, which run such sites, spend their limited resources on such a purpose?

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Arctic destinations and attractions as evolving peripheral settings for the production and consumption of peak tourism experiences. Author(s): Lee, Y. S. Weaver, D. B. Prebensen, N. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Experiencing the Arctic in the past: French visitors to Finnmark in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Author(s): Guissard, I. Lee, Y. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Roles of adventure guides in balancing perceptions of risk and safety. Author(s): Røkenes, A. Mathisen, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) The central role of identity in the Arctic periphery. Author(s): Davoudi, S. Högström, C. Tronvoll, B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 37) Tourists and narration in the Arctic: the changing experience of museums. Author(s): Edelheim, J. Lee, Y. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 56) Degrees of peripherality in the production and consumption of leisure tourism in Greenland. Author(s): Weaver, D. B. Lawton, L. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 67) Northern lights experiences in the Arctic dark: old imaginaries and new tourism narratives. Author(s): Mathisen, S. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 79) Exploring the extreme Iditarod trail in Alaska. Author(s): Stubberud, H. A. Ruud, C. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 89) The Arctic tourism experience from an evolving Chinese perspective. Author(s): Huang MingFeng Tang ChuanZhong Weaver, D. B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 100) Tourists' interpretations of a 'Feelgood in Lapland' holiday - a case study. Author(s): Komppula, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 109) Negotiating Sami place and identity: do Scottish traditions help Sami to be more Sami? Author(s): Bursta, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 119) Emergence of experience production systems for mass tourism participation in peripheral regions: evidence from Arctic Scandinavia. Author(s): Fischer, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 130) Factors of peripherality: whale watching in northern Norway. Author(s): Bertella, G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 140) Responsible fishing tourism in the Arctic. Author(s): Prebensen, N. K. Lyngnes, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 149) Long way up: powered two-wheeled journeys in northern peripheries. Author(s): Cater, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 159) Experiences of marine adventurers in the Canadian Arctic. Author(s): Johnston, M. E. Souza, E. de Lemelin, R. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 169) Arctic tourism in Russia: attractions, experiences, challenges and potentials. Author(s): Ilkevich, S. Strömberg, P.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 181) Tourism experiences in post-Soviet Arctic borderlands. Author(s): Haugseth, P. Wråkberg, U.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 191) Arctic tourism experiences: opportunities, challenges and future research directions for a changing periphery. Author(s): Lee, Y. S. Weaver, D. B. Prebensen, N. K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Alta, Norway.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780648620
  • Record Number
  • 20173063404