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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...