The Diversity of Polar Tourism. Some challenges facing the industry in Rovaniemi, Finland

作者: Alain A. Grenier

作者单位: 1Departement d'Etudes Urbaines et Touristiques, Ecole des Sciences de la Gestion, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

刊名: Polar Geography, 2007, Vol.30 (1-2)

来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal

DOI: 10.1080/10889370701666622

英文摘要: Tourism in the Polar Regions is flourishing. Yet, because of a series of geographical and infrastructural barriers, tourism in the Polar and sub-Polar Region is a constant challenge for tourists and operators. Polar destinations also tend to be oriented toward one tourism season only with gaps between the peak and low seasons.While polar destinations are at differing stages of development, Rovaniemi - the capital of Finnish Lapland - stands out as a very important North European tourism centre. However, even with successful tourism operations (in terms of figures - economic and attendances), Rovaniemi still encounters many development challenges.Using previously published literature, field observation and semi-structured interviews with two of Rovaniemi's main operators, this articles