Economic values in theSwedish nature-based recreation sector: a synthesis
2012 (English)In: Tourism Economics, ISSN 1354-8166, Vol. 18, no 4, 903-910 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
This research synthesis reports the main findings from a review of economic values associated with nature-based recreation in Sweden. The purpose of the work was to support policy and to identify areas for future research. Data came from over 150 scientific publications and other public sources. The authors find inter alia a lack of systematic data for several recreation activities (including naturebased tourism), a significant growth in the outdoor equipment industry and a relatively modest economic involvement by the public sector. The information is structured under different categories to illustrate the significance and range of different economic values. The authors conclude that there is a need for more comprehensive and systematically collected data, methodological development and interdisciplinary research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: IP Publishing , 2012. Vol. 18, no 4, 903-910 p.
nature-based recreation, nature-based tourism, economic values, expenditures, Sweden
Human Geography Economic Geography Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58202DOI: 10.5367/te.2012.0149ISI: 000307986600015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58202DiVA: diva2:547261
ProjectsOutdoor recreation in change