• Betydningen av det sosiale liv ombord for cruiseopplevelsen. En studie av hvordan passasjerer på cruiseskip er en del av hverandres opplevelse. 

      Stokstad, Kaj (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-10-24)
      Studien har et ønske om å belyse hvordan interaksjon mellom passasjerene er en del av opplevelsen på store cruiseskip. Undersøkelsen søker å utvide begrenset forskning på det sosiale livet ombord og forsøke å argumentere for hvilken betydning det livet har for opplevelsen det er å reise på cruise. Dette leder frem til problemstillingen: Hvordan er interaksjon med fremmede cruisepassasjerer en del ...
    • Med "galskap" som drivkraft: En studie av mulige suksesskriterier for små naturbaserte reiselivsbedrifter i Finnmark 

      Eriksen, Jan Roger (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-06-01)
      Denne studien er en studie av mulige suksesskriterier for små naturbaserte bedrifter. En case studie av 4 entreprenører og deres naturbaserte bedrifter i Vest-Finnmark. Studien har to underspørsmål for å utfylle problemstillingen. Studien er å avdekke entreprenørens subjektive suksessfaktorer og entreprenørens oppfattelse av suksess. Næringen er kjent for å bestå av små bedrifter hvor entreprenørene ...
    • The Northern Lights Experience - Negotiation strategies 

      Smedseng, Nina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-06-01)
      With rapidly increasing tourist numbers, the potential in commercialising the Northern Lights has grown immensely over the last few years, and one can only imagine what possibilities the future holds for professional Northern Lights experience providers. One of the biggest challenges of the Northern Lights experiences is how to deal with the natural conditions and constraints of this ever ...
    • The different types of tourists and their motives when visiting Alaska during the Iditarod. 

      Becker, Paulien (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-09-02)
      This research investigates the different types of tourists and their motives while visiting Alaska during the Iditarod. According to Getz (2008), sports event tourism has increased over recent years and a clear link between major events, attracting tourists and generating a positive destination image can be seen. In this perspective, the Iditarod is a mix of sporting events and touristic activities ...
    • Cruiseturisme som destinasjonsutvikling i Lofoten : hvordan har lokal tilrettelegging av utfluktstilbud utviklet Lofoten som cruisedestinasjon? 

      Hansen, Daniel Erland (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-10-30)
      Cruiseturisme har økt både internasjonalt og i Norge. Det har også vært økning av cruiseanløp til Nord-Norge. Stadig flere destinasjoner tilrettelegger for cruiseturisme. Skipene har blitt større og cruiseturisme er en form for masseturisme. Cruisenæringen etterspør anløpsdestinasjoner med gode utfluktstilbud, og stadig flere destinasjoner tilrettelegger for cruiseturisme. Mottak av cruiseskip og ...
    • Airline Brand Loyalty: A case study involving the three airlines, - SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe 

      Shrestha, Basant Raj (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-10-31)
      1.0 Abstract The general object of this study is to explore the airline brand loyalty. The primary objective of this study is to explore the nature of consumer loyalty and its major determinants with respect to the three airlines - SAS, Norwegian and Widerøe; analyze the data concerning relationships between consumers' attitude, habit, satisfaction and loyalty and identify the differences ...
    • The East Coast or the Death. Performing Expedition Tourism on the Greenlandic icecap 

      Moen, Cathrine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-10-31)
      In 1888 Fridtjof Nansen led the first crossing over Greenland, this was seen as a huge accomplishment and the expedition gain great recognition. Today more than 125 years later we see that people still follows in the historical “footsteps” of polar explorers. Often led by tourism companies who provide various ski expeditions in the polar regions, both in the Arctic and Antarctica. This thesis ...
    • TOURISTS PERFORMING THE UNPREDICTABLE: THE INFLUENCE OF THE SCRIPT, STAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION ON NORTHERN LIGHTS ACTIVITIES IN NORTHERN NORWAY 

      Wentzlaff, Franziska (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-31)
      Visitors travel from all over the world to Northern Norway to view the natural spectacle, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights during the wintertime. To increase the chances of visitors viewing the lights, they participate in a range of different activities. In order to get an understanding of how tourists perform during those activities, an ethnographic methodology informed by feministic research ...
    • Greenlandic qajaq as heritage, activity and tourism 

      Lennert, Frederik Adam (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-06-03)
      I will be using the Greenlandic name to what you know, as “kayak” which for me will be qajaq. (Note on Inuit terms: The word “kayak” is the English equivalent for a word spoken by Native Inuit. The word is made with the tongue against the uvula to produce a “q” sound (instead of a “k”). The “a” sounds are pronounced like the “a” in “father”. The word for Inuit watercraft should be spelled “qayaq” ...
    • The image of the Arkhangelsk Region as a tourism destination 

      Khudyakova, Ekaterina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-09-03)
      This research project is concerned with the investigation of the image of the Arkhangelsk Region among international tourists. It will include description of images that international tourists had during different stages of their visit in the destination from pre-travel stage to post-travel stage. Following that, I offer conclusions about image development and modification and about pre and post-image ...
    • The image of Norway as tourist destination presented in the Russian travel blogs 

      Klimova, Ekaterina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-09-03)
      destination image, international tourism, Norway as a tourist destination, Russian tourists, Russian tourists in Scandinavia, formation of destination image, destination brand, blogs, travel blogs, Russian tourist market, Russian blogosphere, content analysis, qualitative method, NVIVO, tourism and literature
    • Home or on the Road. A study of motorhome tourism as a Norwegian phenomenon 

      Lorentzen, Remi Alexander (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-30)
      Motorhome tourism is a phenomenon seen on many Norwegian roads during the summer months. In the last two decades, motorhomes has increased in popularity in Norway, due to technological improvement and better comfort. The motorhome enables people to camp in various places, independent of tourism infrastructure and public transportation. This thesis aims to give meaning to the phenomenon of motorhome ...
    • 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 ...
    • Making Lahore a better heritage tourist destination 

      Arshad, Muhammad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-31)
      In recent past, tourism has become one of the leading industries of the world. Whereas, heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism industry. The tourist attractions especially heritage attractions play an important role in heritage destination development. Lahore is the cultural hub of Pakistan and home of great Mughal heritage. It is an important heritage tourist destination ...
    • 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, 2015-10-31)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...