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Koster, R. L. & Carson, D. A. (2019). Considerations for differentiating among rural tourism geographies. In: Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between (pp. 253-271). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Considerations for differentiating among rural tourism geographies
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 253-271Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The rural tourism literature has predominantly focused on understanding and theorising rural tourism either as a homogeneous whole, or at either end of the rurality spectrum. The premise of this volume is that a lack of consideration for the particularities of rural does little to aid in our understanding and development of tourism across all rural spaces. Through the use of a consistent framework that examined the spatial, socio-economic, institutional and tourism contexts of each case study, we have identified commonalities and importantly, differences among the examples from three different countries. The analysis illustrated the specific attributes of each type of rural geography (exotic remote, fringe and boring bits in between), and how these result in unique opportunities and challenges. These differentiated rural tourism geographies must be acknowledged and addressed to both advance our knowledge of the complexities of tourism in these locales, and to develop appropriate policies, programs and structures that will support tourism in contributing to a robust and diversified rural economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157700 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_14 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-01 Created: 2019-04-01 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Carson, D. B. & Carson, D. A. (2019). Disasters, market changes and 'The Big Smoke': understanding the decline of remote tourism in Katherine, Northern Territory Australia. In: Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between (pp. 93-114). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disasters, market changes and 'The Big Smoke': understanding the decline of remote tourism in Katherine, Northern Territory Australia
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 93-114Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the decline of tourism in Katherine, one of the Northern Territory's iconic remote destinations. While the decline coincided with severe floods damaging much of the town and its tourism infrastructure in 1998, other factors such as the overall decline of Outback tourism in Australia and changes in key markets such as backpackers and self-drive tourists contributed to the difficulty in reviving Katherine's tourism industry following the floods. Katherine tourism demonstrates characteristics consistent with the Beyond Peripherymodel of tourism development in remote or sparsely populated areas. The chapter argues that Katherine has become even more distant and disconnected from tourist markets, investors and policy makers since the floods. Key issues for future development include an increasingly uneven relationship between Katherine and the capital city of Darwin, and an inability to identify alternative markets and development paths independent of the dominant tourism structures in the Northern Territory. Katherine is an example of a remote destination which initially had substantial competitive advantages because of its location and levels of local investment in tourism, but has since lost those advantages due to a failure to respond to changing market forces. The chapter thus emphasises the fragile nature of tourism in remote locations, and its vulnerability to exogenous shocks and changing government priorities, reminding us of the broader challenges for economic development in remote resource peripheries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
Keywords
Beyond periphery, Natural disasters, Outback tourism, Road-based tourism
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157695 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_6 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-01 Created: 2019-04-01 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Koster, R. L. & Carson, D. A. (2019). Exotic Remote Tourism Geographies Synthesis. In: Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between (pp. 159-169). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exotic Remote Tourism Geographies Synthesis
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 159-169Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166710 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_9 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Koster, R. L. & Carson, D. A. (2019). Fringe Tourism Geographies Synthesis. In: Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between (pp. 83-90). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fringe Tourism Geographies Synthesis
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 83-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166708 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_5 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Eimermann, M., Tillberg Mattsson, K. & Carson, D. A. (2019). International tourism entrepreneurs in Swedish peripheries: compliance and collision with public tourism strategies. Regional Science Policy & Practice, 11(3), 479-492
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International tourism entrepreneurs in Swedish peripheries: compliance and collision with public tourism strategies
2019 (English)In: Regional Science Policy & Practice, E-ISSN 1757-7802, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 479-492Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the entrepreneurial strategies and development aspirations of immigrant tourism entrepreneurs in rural Sweden, and how they support or conflict with local and regional public sector tourism strategies. Our conceptual framework contrasts the immigrant entrepreneurs' business and lifestyle priorities with public sector responsibilities and development interests. Findings from three case studies suggest that immigrants both collaborate and compete with public sector stakeholders in different tourism destination systems. We identify mismatches in terms of economic, lifestyle and public interest goals, as well as institutional and cultural differences between immigrant entrepreneurs and public sector stakeholders that hinder effective public‐private collaboration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
immigrant tourism entrepreneurs, lifestyle entrepreneurship, public-private interactions, rural Sweden, tourism development
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152607 (URN)10.1111/rsp3.12148 (DOI)000480586300004 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011‐72Swedish Research Council Formas, 2015‐260Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016‐344
Note

First published: 05 October 2018

Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2020-02-04Bibliographically approved
Koster, R. L. & Carson, D. A. (Eds.). (2019). Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between. Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019. p. 271
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
Keywords
rural tourism, peripheral tourism, tourism geography
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157693 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8 (DOI)9783030119492 (ISBN)9783030119508 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-01 Created: 2019-04-01 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Carson, D. A. & Koster, R. L. (2019). The ‘Boring Bits in Between’ Synthesis. In: Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between (pp. 243-251). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The ‘Boring Bits in Between’ Synthesis
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster & Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 243-251Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166705 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_13 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Carson, D. B., Lundmark, L. & Carson, D. A. (2019). The Continuing Advance and Retreat of Rural Settlement in the Northern Inland of Sweden. Journal of Northern Studies, 13(1), 7-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Continuing Advance and Retreat of Rural Settlement in the Northern Inland of Sweden
2019 (English)In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 7-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 1960, a range of leading rural geographers started a debate about population development and the “advance and retreat” of human settlement in sparsely populated rural areas, including in the inland north of Sweden. In what came to be known as the “Siljan Symposium,” they identified a number of key themes in relation to migration and human mobility that were thought to determine settlement patterns in the inland north, including: internal migration and urbanisation of populations; the role of simultaneous in- and out-migration in re-shaping settlement patterns; redistribution of rural populations through return migration and international migration; and changing preferences for settlement in different northern “zones” based on the methods for exploiting natural resources for agriculture, forestry, mining and energy production. This paper re-visits the main themes from the 1960 Siljan Symposium and examines Swedish register data to identify how migration patterns and the resulting “advance and retreat” of human settlement have changed across the inland of Västerbotten and Norrbotten. The results suggest that, while general urban-rural and regional- local settlement patterns appear to have been relatively consistent, new forms of migration (including internal, return and international) with different preferences for rural settlement emerging in different localities as a result of both persistent (mining, forestry, energy) and changing (tourism, lifestyle) values of natural resources. We also observe substantial differences in migration and urbanisation rates between Norrbotten and Västerbotten. The paper then discusses how the persistence and discontinuity of experiences over the past decades may provide insights into the potential future patterns of northern settlement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society, 2019
Keywords
migration, urbanisation, rural settlement, sparsely populated areas, northern Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-167168 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Carson, D. A., Prideaux, B., Porter, R. & Vuin, A. (2019). Transitioning from a local railway hub to a regional tourism system: the story of Peterborough, South Australia. In: Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson (Ed.), Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between (pp. 173-196). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transitioning from a local railway hub to a regional tourism system: the story of Peterborough, South Australia
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on rural tourism geographies: case studies from developed nations on the exotic, the fringe and the boring bits in between / [ed] Rhonda L. Koster and Doris A. Carson, Cham: Springer, 2019, p. 173-196Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the tourism development path of Peterborough, a former single-industry railway town in rural South Australia. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from evolutionary, institutional and relational economic geography, the aim of the chapter is to identify how issues around path dependence influence the abilities of peripheral single-industry towns to operate as part of interactive and collaborative regional tourism innovation systems. The case study documents the difficult transition of Peterborough from a relatively independent major railway hub to a minor tourist transit stopover requiring stronger partnerships within a broader regional tourism destination. The findings identify a range of challenges for local tourism that point to issues around single-industry path dependence and 'lock-in', including: an entrenched dependence on government leadership and investment; a lack of home-grown entrepreneurship willing to address gaps in the homogeneous product portfolio; limited local acceptance and understanding of tourism; resistance to outsiders as new knowledge brokers; and truncated network capabilities within the local system. The chapter also shows how the unique spatial and socio-economic contexts of peripheral 'low-amenity' areas may reinforce path dependence by limiting opportunities to diversify incoming (tourist and migrant) mobilities. Some of the weaknesses within the local tourism system may be bridged by proactive local government and public sector leadership, yet we question the long-term sustainability of such approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, ISSN 2366-5610, E-ISSN 2366-5629
Keywords
Single-industry town, Economic diversification, Heritage tourism, Tourism innovation system, Path dependence, 'Low-amenity' periphery
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157694 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11950-8_10 (DOI)978-3-030-11949-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-11950-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-01 Created: 2019-04-01 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Carson, D. A. (2018). Challenges and opportunities for rural tourism geographies: A view from the 'boring' peripheries. Tourism Geographies, 20(4), 738-742
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges and opportunities for rural tourism geographies: A view from the 'boring' peripheries
2018 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 738-742Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166703 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1477173 (DOI)000452008500013 ()2-s2.0-85054398431 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-02-04Bibliographically approved
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