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Access to Sami tourism in Northern Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 1, no 1, 5-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, there has been increased development of indigenous tourism as part of the tourism industry. Even the Sami of Northern Sweden are now engaging in tourism, not least because the restructuring of reindeer herding has forced them into taking up other occupations. The purpose of this article is to analyse the potential of the emerging Sami tourism in Sweden, with special emphasis on access to Sami tourism products. The analysis uses the four H approach outlined by V. L. Smith - habitat, heritage, history and handicraft. The article starts with a short description of the Sami and their culture, followed by a discussion of the relationship between the Sami and tourism in northern Sweden. Smith's concept is then introduced, modified and applied in relation to the new Sami tourism development in the area. The analysis is based on a survey of all 68 Sami tourist attractions and projects in Swedish Lapland in 1999.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 1, no 1, 5-18 p.
Keyword [en]
Indigenous Tourism, Peripheral Areas, Sami, Sapmi, Tourism Supply, Sweden
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3692DOI: 10.1080/15022250127793OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3692DiVA: diva2:142506
Available from: 2004-02-06 Created: 2004-02-06 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
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1. Sami tourism in Northern Sweden: Supply, demand and interaction
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sami tourism in Northern Sweden: Supply, demand and interaction
2004 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Indigenous tourism is an expansive sector in the growing tourism industry. The Sami people living in Sápmi in northern Europe have started to engage in tourism, particularly in view of the rationalised and modernised methods of reindeer herding. Sami tourism offers job opportunities and enables the spreading of information. On the other hand, Sami tourism may jeopardise the indigenous culture and harm the sensitive environment in which the Sami live. The aim of this thesis is to analyse the supply and demand of Sami tourism in northern Sweden. This is presented in four articles.

The first article analyses the potential of the emerging Sami tourism in Sweden, with special emphasis on the access to Sami tourism products. The study shows that there is a growing supply of tourism activities related to the Swedish Sami. The development of tourism is, however, restricted by factors such as the peripheral location and the lack of traditions of entrepreneurship.

The second article analyse which factors influence tourists when they make their decisions about Sami tourism. In the article the respondents are requested to answer a number of hypothetical questions, ranking their preferences regarding supply, price and access. The study indicates that tourism related to the Sami and Sami culture has a considerable future potential, but also that there is a gap between supply and demand.

In the third article the analysis shows that the festival in Jokkmokk, thanks to continuously added attractions, has been able to retain a rather high level of popularity, despite its peripheral location.

Finally, the fourth article analyses to what extent the winter festival in Jokkmokk is a genuinely indigenous event, and to what extent it is staged. It is argued that the indigenous culture presented at the festival and in media is highly staged, although backstage experiences are available for the Sami and for the tourists who show a special interest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2004. 156 p.
Series
GERUM, ISSN 1402-5205 ; 2004:1ETOUR Vetenskapliga bokserien, 2004:14
Keyword
Social and economic geography, Indigenous Tourism, Sami, Sápmi, Tourism Supply, Tourism Demand, Stated Preference, Attitudes, Kulturgeografi
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194 (URN)91-974657-2-0 (ISBN)
Distributor:
Kulturgeografi, 90187, Umeå
Public defence
2004-03-04, BT 102, Beteendevetarhuset, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2004-02-06 Created: 2004-02-06 Last updated: 2009-08-12Bibliographically approved

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