The value of forests for tourism in Sweden
1995 (English)In: Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383, E-ISSN 1873-7722, Vol. 22, no 3, 671-680 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sweden has a vast quantity of forests and the Right of Common Access allows tourists to freely enter any forest no matter who owns it. An economic valuation study was carried out in two tourism areas, one in the southern part of the country and one in the northern part. It was shown that a considerable portion of the value to tourists is attributable to forest characteristics. Furthermore, the results suggest that this value can be increased by modifying forest management practices; for example, by making clearcuts smaller, even if there were more of them, and by increasing the proportion of broad leaved trees in forest stands.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 1995. Vol. 22, no 3, 671-680 p.
tourism, forest characteristics, Right of Common Access, economic valuation, forestry effects
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64417DOI: 10.1016/0160-7383(95)00007-SOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64417DiVA: diva2:601163