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  • Searching for Motivation. An exploration of why tourists travel to Alta, guided by NordNorsk Reiseliv’s Travel Styles. 

    Langhelle, Ingrid Birknes (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    This thesis explores the topic of motivation and what motivates tourists to travel. The specific focus is on Alta, why people travel there and what motivates them to pick different travel experiences within the destination. NordNorsk Reiseliv’s Travel Styles have been used as a framework for this investigation and this thesis also explores the usefulness of this kind of categorisation of tourist. ...
  • Tourism development in mining community 

    Kozhin, Semen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    The aim of this research project is to study the development of tourism in the mining community. As a case of study, the city of Kirovsk (Murmansk region, Russia) was chosen. Kirovsk have for the last 90 year been considered a monotown, much dependent upon mining as an economic practice. Presently tourism is being introduced and Kirovsk have been successful in relation to tourism investments. With ...
  • From ‘gaze’ to engage: Exploring Digital Technology Usage in North Norwegian Museum Narratives in relation to Tourism Experiences and Imaginaries 

    Udaya, Eman (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    Museums are important heritage sites, cultural institutions, and tourist attractions. They hold a special authoritative status in providing legitimacy and authentic representation of art, artefacts, history, people, and cultures. The entry of digital technology in the museum space has brought forward numerous possibilities and complexities. Through this study, I will explore the use of digital ...
  • Tourist Motivations & Terrestrial Space Tourism 

    Le Dily, Clément (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    This thesis aims to explain the interactions between tourist motivations and their impact on general motivation for terrestrial space tourism. This study comes in as terrestrial Space tourism destinations have been forgotten by academics over the last decade, while still representing potent and successfull tourism destinations.
  • Welcoming tourism with trepidation: Exploring local understandings of tourism in Rosendal 

    Lillebø, Helene Olderkjær (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
    Tourism can play a significant role for places and people, and can contribute to change how places are experienced. This thesis explores how tourism is understood to shape and change the village of Rosendal by looking at how the past, present and future presence of tourism is experienced and understood from a local perspective. Qualitative interviews with inhabitants and tourism businesses in Rosendal ...
  • Doing the Right Thing in Tourism: a Finnmark Case Study 

    McKee, Mark (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-19)
    This thesis considers how conflicting ideas of the acceptable and unacceptable in tourism are conceptualised by tourism actors. A flexibly designed, meaning-based case study of a small-scale tourism business in a peripheral area of Finnmark is developed in successive stages. Theoretical consideration is given to tourism’s present meaning(s) relative to past understandings, and how tourism worlds can ...
  • Anime in Tourism: An Analysis of Norwegian Anime Enthusiasts’ Motivation for Conducting Anime-Induced Travels to Japan 

    Steine, Isabella M T (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Anime is a part of Japan’s biggest growing markets outside of Japan (JNTO, n.d. a; AJA, 2018). What attracts overseas consumers to watch anime ranges from everything to having coherent and interesting storylines, Japanese culture elements (Thelle, 2009; Yegulalp, 2018) to unique styles and drawings (JNTO, 2011; Yegulalp, 2018). Anime can also be connected to tourism and is more specifically referred ...
  • The Art of Performing Sound in Sámi Tourism: Decolonising Sápmi by Sounding Care in Verdde Tourism 

    Kvalsvik, Ellen-Johanne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Waitt and Duffy (2010) emphasised the loss of information in tourism research by arguing that a new understanding of knowledge, social power and interconnection between actors and tourism can be uncovered by focusing our attention on the ear and the world of sound. This thesis focuses on the importance of sound and soundscape in Sámi tourism. Inspired by abductive procedures (Alvesson & Sköldberg, ...
  • A community-based Tourism Approach for Sensitive Tourist Destinations: The Case of the Elmina Castle and the Community. 

    Owusu, Kelvin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    The historical slave castles and forts along the coast of Ghana presents a touristic experience full of emotions. These sensitive sites attract a number tourist to Ghana bringing revenue for government expenditure. Whereas these sites are owned and run by government, communities within which these sites are located have had poor development due to their isolation from tourism development. The neglect ...
  • Searching for Seeds of Hope Out of the Darkness: The Study of Local Community Perceptions of Post-disaster Tourism in Bam, Iran. 

    Alikhani, Elahe (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-14)
    Dark or disaster tourism is a phenomenon in tourism studies, which refers to an interest in travelling to places, which have suffered from natural or human-made disasters. Even though in recent years the study of dark tourism has increased, few efforts have been undertaken to research local communities’ perceptions of dark or disaster tourism. There is a sensitivity to conducting such research, as ...
  • Hiking to the "Real" Northernmost Point. Performing Identiy on the way to Knivskjellodden 

    Berg, Bjørn-Andreas (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-16)
    Summary: Over the last decade hiking tourism has grown in Norway. This is exemplified by the increasing numbers of tourists that visits Trolltunga, Prekestolen and Kjerag. These are the most prominent examples, which appears to be part of a larger trend. Knivskjellodden has likewise, seen a rise in visitor numbers over the last decade. This aim of this thesis is to build an understanding of ...
  • “So, is that a lifestyle? I think it’s a life”: An examination of a climbing lifestyle and how it affects perceptions towards natural environment. 

    Kalwak, Marcin Jedrzej (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    In recent years, the activity of climbing, with its range of types and styles, has become popular. Up to now, it has been often associated with risk and inaccessibility. Nowadays, this association is changing. The perception of climbing is shifting towards a more accessible, and attractive sport/ activity. This thesis explores the attitude of rock climbers towards nature, specifically, environmental ...
  • Culture and Souvenir Shopping. How do Chinese cultural values play a role in outbound Chinese tourists' souvenir shopping? 

    Han, Peiyi (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-01)
    Nowadays, with the rapid economic growth in China, Chinese cultural values are changing. More and more, modern cultural values and Western values can be identified alongside Chinese traditional cultural values based on Confucianism. This applies not only to Chinese people’s way of living, but it is also strongly associated with souvenir shopping when Chinese people travel abroad. The major aim of ...
  • Silent Consequences of Security. The impact of security policies in tourism contexts. 

    Schneider, Thomas Victor (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-10-31)
    Terrorism is affecting all societies and industries. As tourism is implemented throughout the world it has become endangered by its consequences. Security policies are at the centre of the fight against such threat inducing fear from a customer perspective as well as with regards to sustainability risks for stakeholders. Moreover, the impact of policies implemented to counter terrorism on hosts and ...
  • Educational tourism mobilities. The example of exchange students' experiences in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region 

    Filina, Tatiana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-01)
    This study presents findings from the interpretive study of students who completed an academic exchange program within the cooperation between Universities in the Barents region. Empirically this study aims to illuminate exchange student’s perspective in their academic mobilities practices. Through the analyses of the whole students’ experiences (before, during and after) of educational exchange. ...
  • An Investigation into How Helpers Ascribe Meanings to the Phenomenon of Work – Accommodation Exchange 

    Jiang, Yan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-10-31)
    Offering (or receiving) work in exchange for free accommodation is a service that we have in tourism industry today and it has become a worldwide phenomenon. In such exchanges, helpers come to the hosts’ home and are expected to contribute a pre-agreed amount of time per day (most often four to five hours of work a day) in exchange for lodging and food, which is provided by the hosts. This master ...
  • “There is no other arrangement, which is bigger”. A qualitative case study of event meanings for local communities in rural areas 

    Chukhanova, Alena (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-01)
    Events are significantly influenced by their host places. Simultaneously, events affect geographical locations as well. This dynamic can lead to both positive and negative outcomes for host places and their inhabitants. These outcomes may be especially difficult to describe when dealing with events that take place in broad geographical locations, such as is the case with the long distance sled dog ...
  • 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 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; Mastergradsoppgave, 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 ...

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