Arctic Tourism Experiences

Production, Consumption and Sustainability

April 2017
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  • Published
    21st April 2017
  • ISBN 9781780648620
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images tables & color maps & photos

This exploration of Arctic tourism--focusing on tourist experiences and industry provision of those experiences--is the first compilation to concentrate on the fundamental essence of the Arctic as being a geographical periphery and is also an experiential core that offers peak tourism experiences.

Part 1 investigates the depth and dimensions of tourist experiences in the Arctic. Chapters examine the essence of diverse peak experiences and delve into the factors that give rise to these experiences. Part 2 considers the links between these core experiences and the tourism industry that seeks to sustain itself by facilitating such satisfying outcomes.

Part I: Introduction and Issues: Tourist Experiences of the Arctic and Creating Tourist Experiences
1: Arctic Destinations and Attractions as Evolving Peripheral Settings for the Production and Consumption of Peak Tourism Experiences
2: Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700's and Early 1800's
3: Roles of Adventure Guides in Balancing Perceptions of Risk and Safety
4: The Central Role of Identity in the Arctic Periphery
5: Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of Museums
6: World Heritage List = Tourism Attractiveness?

Part II: Creating Tourist Experiences in the Arctic
7: Degrees of Peripherality in the Production and Consumption of Leisure Tourism in Greenland
8: Northern Lights Experiences in the Arctic Dark: Old Imaginaries and New Tourism Narratives
9: Exploring the Extreme Iditarod Trail in Alaska
10: The Arctic Tourism Experience from an Evolving Chinese Perspective
11: Tourists’ Interpretations of a "Feelgood In Lapland" Holiday- A Case Study
12: Negotiating Sami Place and Identity: Do Scottish Traditions Help Sami to be More Sami?
13: Emergence of Experience Production Systems for Mass Tourism Participation in Peripheral Regions: Evidence from Arctic Scandinavia
14: Factors of Peripherality: Whale Watching in Northern Norway
15: Responsible Fishing Tourism in the Arctic
16: Long way up: Powered Two-Wheeled Journeys in Northern Peripheries
17: Experiences of Marine Adventurers in the Canadian Arctic
18: Arctic Tourism in Russia: Attractions, Experiences, Challenges and Potentials
19: Tourism Experiences of Post-Soviet Arctic Borderlands
20: Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery

Young-Sook Lee

Young-Sook Lee joined UiT The Arctic University of Norway as the Head of Department (Tourism and Northern Studies) in March 2014. Previously, she held a Senior Lecturer position at Griffith University, Australia where she served for 15 years. Originally coming from South Korea, she was educated in the UK, Australia as well as her home country South Korea. Young-Sook´s research interests stem from her lived-experiences of different worlds of today. Researching into East Asian cultural philosophies and how they may inform tourism practices both in the industry and academia, she bridges the multidimensional contemporary worlds that we live in the 21st century. Since joining UiT The Arctic University of Norway, her research focus has expanded to Arctic tourism issues for sustainable development and operations. She serves as a member for Global Panel of Tourism Experts for UNWTO.

David B. Weaver

David B. Weaver received his PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1986. He is currently Professor of Tourism Research at Griffith University, Australia, and has published more than 120 journal articles, book chapters and books. He maintains an active research agenda in sustainable destination and protected area management, ecotourism, and resident perceptions of tourism. Current projects include investigating the willingness of protected area visitors to participate in site enhancement activities. Professor Weaver has published extensively in leading journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His widely adopted textbooks include Tourism Management (5th ed.) and Ecotourism (Wiley Australia), Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (CABI), and Sustainable Tourism: Theory and Practice (Taylor & Francis). He is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and has delivered numerous invited international keynote addresses on innovative tourism management topics. He has worked with organizations such as UNWTO and PATA as an expert advisor.

Nina K. Prebensen

Nina K. Prebensen is a Professor at Buskerud and Vestfold University College and at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. She has published papers in various tourism journals. Her research focuses particularly on the tourist decision and experience processes, where co-creation of value for hosts and guests are in focus. Her teaching experiences include marketing, tourism marketing and management, service quality and branding strategies. Prebensen has been part of 25 business boards, and has a long history in co-operating with the tourism industry.