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Arctic Tourism Experiences
Production, Consumption and Sustainability
David B. Weaver
Nina K. Prebensen
Cloth: 978 1 78064 862 0 / $140.00
Published: April 2017
6 3/4" x 9 3/5"
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.
Table of Contents:
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
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