The supply of nature-based tourism activities in Sweden
2010 (English)In: Tourism, ISSN 1332-7461, Vol. 58, no 4, 379-393 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
After a long period of urbanisation and globalisation, the demand for nature and naturebasedrecreation and tourism in large part comes from metropolitan areas and from abroad.Th e development of nature-based tourism is encouraged by regional policy and developmentschemes. However the positive potential of nature-based tourism for regional developmentand rural entrepreneurship is contested. Th is encourages the identifi cation of factors thatmay explain the success or failure of destinations and businesses focusing on nature basedtourism products and how the supply of nature-based tourism activities coincide withdomestic demand in Sweden with the aim to discuss the potential of nature-based tourismfor socio-economic development. Th e question addressed is: what supply is there in terms ofnature-based activities in Sweden? Th e paper is based on a survey of nature-based tourismsupply on regional web pages in Sweden. Th e material indicates that supply and demandhave diffi culties to meet. From a supply-side perspective variations in accessibility and alack of suitable products limit the possibility to actually make a living out of nature-basedtourism. Hence, it is concluded that nature-based tourism is a viable development optiononly for few destinations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 58, no 4, 379-393 p.
economic potential, nature-based tourism, regional development, supply, Sweden
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39363OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39363DiVA: diva2:391518
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