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A Local Perspective on Cross-Border Tourism. Russian Second Home Ownership in Eastern Finland
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History. Finnish Environment Institute, Joensuu, Finland .
2016 (English)In: The international journal of tourism research, ISSN 1099-2340, E-ISSN 1522-1970, Vol. 18, no 2, 149-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Russian purchase of second home properties in Finland has been the subject of heated national and local debate in the Finnish media. This study examines the attitudes of permanent and second home residents to Russian second homeowners in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland (N=494). Three separate attitude groups were identified in relation to the effect of Russian second home owners in property prices; the Russians as an economic opportunity; and, the Russians as a threat. Negative attitudes were common, and it is possible that the relations between the Russian second homeowners and local residents will become more contested over time.

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2016. Vol. 18, no 2, 149-158 p.
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second homes, trans-border tourism, host-guest relationship, attitudes, Finland, Russia
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118985DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2041ISI: 000371746000005OAI: diva2:921277
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-04-20Bibliographically approved

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