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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...