Tourism as a Resource-based Industry
Based on the Work of Sondre Svalastog
Tourism resources--the availability and sustainability of the supplies tourism relies on--have long been a topic of interest for the industry. Often, however, they are considered in silo. There is a key need now for the development of a conceptual framework for resource analysis, integrating all aspects of social, cultural and natural resources, as well as the importance of local conditions. In this way, tourism can be generated that is both productive and sustainable.
Based on and beginning with Norwegian scholar Sondre Svalastog's conceptual and theoretical work, this book introduces a selection of new case studies exemplifying the usefulness of this approach and bringing it into the English language for the tourism industry as a whole. This book:
- Reviews local conditions and resources, climate change concerns, and the differences between types of tourist attracted to particular regions;
- Considers how best to maximize potential and production, ensuring that both the host community and tourists benefit;
- Provides a wide-ranging selection of case studies covering topics such as urban heritage, national parks and niche, location-specific tourism products.
1: Introduction: A resource approach to tourism. Anna Lydia Svalastog, Ian Jenkins and Dieter K. Müller.
Section 1: Tourism as a Resource-based Industry.
2: Tourism in local communities. Sondre Svalastog.
3: Localization of tourism. Sondre Svalastog.
4: About resource analyses. Sondre Svalastog.
5: On the production process and international competitiveness. Sondre Svalastog.
Section 2: Case Studies.
6: National parks, protected areas and tourism labor markets in Arctic Sweden. Dieter K. Müller.
7: The competitive power in the Norwegian and local tourist industry. Børge Dahle.
8: Norwegian salmon fishing tourism: Only a resource-based tourism product? Øystein Aas, Stian Stensland & Sjur Baardsen.
9: Postmodernist niches in tourism development. Ian Jenkins.
10: Living environment and attractiveness. Lars Aronsson.
11: Heritage trails through Dolenjska and Bela krajina in Slovenia: Tourism entrepreneurship in action and stakeholders’ relationship. Marko Koscak.
12: The post-industrial urban landscape: Heritage resources enhancement in urban renewal: The case-study of Central Birmingham (UK). Anthony S.Travis.
13: Rethinking tourism development: Theoretical perspectives -Concluding synopsis. Ian Jenkins.