Nye registreringer

  • Mellom borealisme og orientalisme. Fortellinger og forestillinger om 'de andre' i nordlysturismen 

    Mathisen, Stein Roar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The article takes as its point of departure a media narrative, relating that Northern Lights tourists from the East are not only visiting the northern areas to experience the celestial phenomenon, as their actual hope is to conceive under the Lights. According to alleged old beliefs in the East, this is supposed to give handsomer, healthier, and more intelligent children. The location of these beliefs ...
  • Tracing Shintoism in Japanese nature-based domestic tourism experiences 

    Lee, Young-Sook; Sakuno, Seiichi; Prebensen, Nina K.; Kimura, Kazuhiko (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-12)
    This study explores into Japanese cultural meaning of nature. The paper studies Japanese domestic tourists to a mountain trail near Tokyo. East Asian concept of nature distinctively identifies itself as a unity between nature and humanity. To gain a more defining understanding of Shintoism-inspired meaning of nature, we surveyed on the meaning of nature, experiences and benefits sought and ...
  • A study of festivals in Møre and Romsdal and their cooperation with the tourism industry in the region. 

    Sæther, Lillian Peggy (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-08)
    Festivals represents exciting experiences for us as human beings and have also become important tourist attractions. Aspects that should motivate good cooperaton between these two sectors as tourism provide festivals with audiences and festivals could increase the attractiveness for destinations in a tourism context, which could benefit both parties. In order to investigate the nature of cooperation ...
  • The Meaning of the Feminist T-Shirt: Social Media, Postmodern Aesthetics, and the Potential for Sociopolitical Change 

    Kvidal-Røvik, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-29)
    This article examines the potential for political or social change as part of postmodern cultural expression in consumer culture. Throughout the article, I discuss the way sociopolitical messages, circulating in contemporary culture, represent an interesting element in terms of their intertextual referencing and postmodern blurring. Postmodern aesthetic features merge commodifying, resistive, and ...
  • Communicating paradox: Uncertainty and the northern lights 

    Heimtun, Bente; Lovelock, Brent (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08)
    While many characteristics of tourism products are well known, relatively little work has explored elements of uncertainty and risk. Little is known about how tourism operators communicate aspects of uncertainty. This qualitative study uses content analysis to explore the language used in promotional material of tour operators and destination management organisations to communicate the unpredictable ...
  • The impact of stakeholder relations on the sustainability of tourism development. An Indonesian case study 

    Geiger, Ottilie Clara Eugenia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-10-31)
    Following the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future Report, the concept of sustainable tourism development became highly influential internationally. Yet, despite the concept being frequently discussed, what exactly it embodies has not been conclusively defined. What is generally agreed upon is, that in order for tourism to fulfill its positive potential, it must be meticulously ...
  • A Lighthouse in the North. Pikene på Broen and the role of contemporary art in tourism development in Kirkenes 

    Dronova, Nina (Master thesis, 2017-10-31)
    Up until today, the arctic tourism industry has prioritized the development of nature-based activities. Cultural tourism has been promoted as well, but only little attention has been paid to the development of contemporary art attractions. In April 2017, a case study centered around the company Pikene på Broen was conducted in Kirkenes. It was based on a qualitative methodological approach. This ...
  • Festival volunteer management. Welcoming locals and non-locals. An autoethnographic study 

    Bektasova, Evgenia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-10-31)
    The research at hand is a qualitative autoethnographic multi-sited research on festival volunteer management and namely – the way festival volunteer management relies on local and non-local volunteers. Research was conducted on the basis of two festivals in northern Norway – TIFF (Tromsø) and “Barents Spektakel” (Kirkenes). In order to answer research question, “How does the volunteer management ...
  • Creating a Man for the Future: A Narrative Analysis of Male In-Migrants and Their Constructions of Masculinities in a Rural Context 

    Aure, Marit; Munkejord, Mai Camilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-10)
    Most research on rural masculinity focuses on sedentary and agricultural lifestyles. Based on fieldwork and interviews with 18 male newcomers, this article explores constructions of masculinities among in-migrants engaged in several occupations and entrepreneurial activities in Finnmark, in Northern Norway. Building on the concept of hegemonic masculinities, we show how a specific combination ...
  • Food as an element in developing tourist experiences. A case study of the Finnmark region in Northern Norway 

    Kristensen, Alita Dagmar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-01)
    The focus on food as a significant element and topic in tourism and tourists’ experiences has increased. How tourists experience food has changed together with tourists’ motivation and needs. Current findings indicate that tourists seek and expect to find local food experiences while travelling to a new destination. This thesis aims to build knowledge on how food as an element in tourism play a ...
  • Problems and perspectives of tourism development in the high Arctic. Case of Franz Josef Land 

    Shirokiy, Sergey (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-11-27)
    Franz Josef Land, which is one of the most natural, pristine Arctic archipelagos is facing growing numbers of visitation and these numbers could continue to rise in the future. Despite its unique geographical position, nature and potential for tourism, it didn’t attract the attention of scientists investigating complex problems of tourism development in the high Arctic. This study aimed to identify ...
  • Cross-border cooperation as a tool for enhancing the international competitiveness of tourism destinations. A case study of the Murmansk region in Northwest Russia as a part of the Barents tourism cluster 

    Saltykov, Maxim (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-30)
    Establishing the multinational tourism cluster in the Barents region should be aimed at achieving sustainable and mutual profits for all participants through their cross-border cooperation on the global arena. The analysis of the competitive profile of the Murmansk region based on secondary sources and a qualitative research among its stakeholders confirms that it would be profitable for the destination ...
  • Defining "face" in order to improve Chinese tourists' service satisfaction with respect to visiting Norway 

    Zhang, Yan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-10-31)
    Chinese face is an important cultural concept deeply rooted in Chinese society. Face plays a significant role in Chinese peoples’ social interactions. As the Chinese economy grows, there is much opportunity arising from a related growing Chinese outbound tourism market. Subsequently, there is also opportunity for Norwegian tourism personals to explore the Chinese outbound tourism market. By ...
  • What is the difference in the destination image of the Russian settlement of Barentsburg on Svalbard archipelago by tourists before they arrive and after they visited it? Recommendations to make Barentsburg more tourist friendly 

    Galaburda, Marina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-10-29)
    This thesis explores the difference in destination image before and after tourists arrive at the Russian settlement, Barentsburg, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Different tourists, who had visited Barentsburg, were the focus of the project. The main concept used throughout this thesis is tourists’ images of the destination. The research that informed this paper also investigated aspects ...
  • Sense of Svalbard. A study of place attachment through winter recreation on Svalbard 

    Aamot, Dóra Bimbó (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-10-28)
    Even though Svalbard has been pronounced as “no place for humans”, primarily because of its location, climate and remote appearance, it has been recognized several times in books and articles. As a consequence, tourism in the archipelago started about 100 years ago. The biggest increase in tourism occurred during the last 25 years, due to technological advances and to symbiotic co-operation between ...
  • Service co-production with customers in the framework of service-dominant logic in application to the hotel industry in Tromsø, Northern Norway 

    Kopanitsa, Kristina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-08-31)
    This Master’s research introduces the concept of service co-production with customers in the framework of service-dominant (S-D) logic as a research paradigm in marketing management. The concept of service co-production was integrated into a tourism management setting and researched in application to the hotel industry in Tromsø, Northern Norway. The aim of this Master’s research was to investigate ...
  • Indigenous cultural tourism in Chitwan, Nepal: Obtaining sustainability in Tharu culture and tourism 

    Koirala, Ishwar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-01)
    Cultural heritage is one of the most important elements of tourism. We can see remarkable efforts of concerned people and agencies to develop tourism potential and to discover new cultural sites in a number of places. Even the cultures of remote and less-discovered cultural sites are growing attraction to tourists. On one hand, people are trying to develop tourism on bases of cultural heritage but, ...
  • The Role of Cosmopolitanism in Tourism Studies 

    Nikolaeva, Irina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-31)
    The concept of cosmopolitanism plays an important role in our multicultural world, as it helps to understand and to find solutions to problems that can be caused by a globalized condition of the world. There is a lot of perspectives on interpretation of cosmopolitanism. In this Master thesis, cosmopolitanism is understood primarily as a competence or practice. The aim of the research is to explore ...
  • Safe adventures. An ethnographic study of safety and adventure guides in Arctic Norway 

    Johannessen, Mats Hoel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-26)
    With numerous entrepreneurs already established within the area, adventure tourism is a growing industry within Arctic Norway. The continuously expanding interest for the phenomenon has gained universities’ attention with recent education programs for guides being established. A cultural change involving a more professionalized approach to adventure tourism has also been noticed. At the forefront ...
  • Modes of entry to male immigrant entrepreneurship in a rural context: Start-up stories from Northern Norway 

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-30)
    Objective: The purpose of this article is to address rural and gender gaps in the immigrant entrepreneurship literature by analysing the start-up narratives of nine male entrepreneurs in Finnmark in northernmost Norway. <p>Research Design & Methods: The article is based on a qualitative fieldwork including business visits and in-depth interviews. The transcripts from the interviews were ...

Vis mer