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Andersson, G. & Abbasian, S. (2017). City destination image- How destination characteristics can be interconnected with visitors' destination image. In: Ioanna Farsari, PhD (Ed.), 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Paper presented at 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research 2017 (pp. 29-30). Dalarna, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>City destination image- How destination characteristics can be interconnected with visitors' destination image
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS / [ed] Ioanna Farsari, PhD, Dalarna, Sweden, 2017, p. 29-30Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract from the presentation of:

 

City destination image

- How destination characteristics can be interconnected with visitors' destination image

 

Göran Andersson & Saeid Abbasian

Tourism Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden

Email: goran.andersson@sh.se

 

Destination Management Organisations (DMO) package the city image into a clear brand in order to attract foreign visitors (Eringa & Zhou, 2015). Still it is a complex task to analyse visitor segments' image experiences (Stepchenkova & Mills, 2010). Unique characteristics of tourism destinations are exploited by DMO:s and tourism companies, such as their identity (Valls et al., 2012), in planning and marketing products for different visitor segments. Besides, big cities are typically more well-known and organised destinations which opens for new forms of image marketing (Lucarelli & Berg, 2011).

The purpose of the research project is to investigate the characteristics and interconnected images of a city destinations; and visitor segments' experiences of city images based on image attributes. A multidisciplinary approach with an explorative purpose is used. The theoretical framework consists of city destination characteristics and images, image experiences, and visit motivators.

Typical characteristics and visitor segments were identified in the case of destination Stockholm in our pilot study. The results have been used in a qualitative investigation about the city image and its attributes, and also visitor's image expectations and experiences. Furthermore, an overall case study of Stockholm city will be conducted.

The knowledge contribution relates to new city destination characteristics connectivity to images. Furthermore, the image impact on visitor travel motivators before and after visiting the destination. A model will be developed about “visitors' image positions”, based on the visitors' assessment of destination image attributes. This knowledge will support tourism companies and DMO:s to develop image marketing tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dalarna, Sweden: , 2017
Keyword
Destination image, Destination characteristics, Visit motivator, Image marketing and City destination
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33853 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research 2017
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2016). An analysis model of tourism academic networks: a Swedish case study triangulated with an EU research project. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 16(3), 195-212.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An analysis model of tourism academic networks: a Swedish case study triangulated with an EU research project
2016 (English)In: Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, ISSN 1531-3220, E-ISSN 1531-3239, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 195-212Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this research is to investigate and develop an analysis model of a tourism department network using an explorative approach. Strategic stakeholders have been identified for the tourism department and organised into partner groups. An analysis model has been developed based on four network types: formal organisation, informal organisation, formal individual and informal individual. For every type, the following six network content dimensions were found relevant to analyse: stakeholders, reciprocal relations, relation exchange, network driving forces, network management and network purpose. The investigations have shown some focused network strengths such as network permanency, with corresponding weaknesses such as rigid relations. Some typical implications of the strengths and weaknesses for the department have been identified, and some network techniques to handle the implications have been proposed. An annual network development process for a tourism department is suggested. The resulting network is summarised as the Professional Tourism Academic Network (PTAN).

Keyword
community engagement, network strengths, network weaknesses, Networks, tourism department
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29944 (URN)10.1080/15313220.2016.1151399 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2016). Sustainability Process and Certification in the Swedish Event Tourism Industry. Journal of Environmental and Tourism Analyses, 4(1), 5-29.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability Process and Certification in the Swedish Event Tourism Industry
2016 (English)In: Journal of Environmental and Tourism Analyses, ISSN 2286-3745, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 5-29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In society today there is a heated debate about sustainable development. It is argued that event organisations must take responsibility for sustainability, although they may lack appropriate development tools. The purpose of this article is to study how event companies and organisations can develop a sustainability process in a societal system context and the need for certification in their events. The analysis was based on the study of relevant literature, an investigation in Sweden and a systems analysis. A triangulation technique was used to combine the different methods. It is argued that there is a sustainability event system in a societal context, within which event organisations have a central role. A model of sustainability and certification process for an event organisation and its events is developed, which consists of criteria, activities, certification, effects and obstacles. This recognised certificate could be a motivator and guideline for sustainable event development. The certification's focus has to be on the event organiser's management. However, event organisers need to certify their own organisations, either including all future events or only some specific events. This would give the organisations and the event industry a positive image and recognised role in a sustainable world.

Keyword
Sustainability, events; sustainability certification; Corporate Social Responsibility; event process.
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30265 (URN)
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2016). Tourist experiences of heritage attractions: how can cognitive and affective aspects of experiences be used in attraction development?. In: Juulia Räikkönen, Ira Lahovuo & Antti Honkanen (Ed.), Book of Abstracts: 25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research 2016 in Turku, Finland. Paper presented at 25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Turku, September 28-30, 2016. (pp. 18-18). Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourist experiences of heritage attractions: how can cognitive and affective aspects of experiences be used in attraction development?
2016 (English)In: Book of Abstracts: 25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research 2016 in Turku, Finland / [ed] Juulia Räikkönen, Ira Lahovuo & Antti Honkanen, Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi , 2016, p. 18-18Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There has been a paradigm shift from heritage being only preserved, to also being shown as a tourist attraction. One of two diverse approaches amongst scholars to define heritage tourism is to use a visitor-experience perspective (Apostolakis, 2003). Different segments of tourists have their own unique experiences of the heritage. Specific aspects can be used to explain the experience, such as the “classical” aspects by Pine & Gilmore (1999). In addition, in the last few years other experience aspects have been identified, such as kick, comfort, competence and contact (Kairos Future, 2011). The concept of “the experience room” (Mossberg, 2003) is used to present an experience context. The assumption of this study is that the experience landscape is made up of perceptive signals that cover the human senses. Although one can ask how this approach supports the development of attractions. Cognitive and affective experiences were discussed at conferences on memory tourism in Estonia 2013-14, used in the pilot study to this research. The purpose of the present study is to enhance the knowledge about how tourist's experiences of heritage attraction can be analysed into aspects of experience for different segments of tourists, and secondly, how the human senses influence the tourist's cognitive and affective experiences. An overall case study method will be used to study four maritime tourist attractions. The study consists of unstructured ethnographical interviews, experimental observation of tourists, and tourist's own evaluations during the experience. The research contribution is to shed light to how meaningful aspects of experience can represent the experience of heritage attractions for different target groups. This is based on an analysis on whether tourist experience aspects can emerge from the sensory impressions of tourists' experi­ences (Agapito et. al, 2014). Another contribution is to figure out how the sense perception can be connected to affective and cognitive aspects that result in a joint experience of an attraction. The pilot study showed that enhanced customer investigations of tourist's experiences are needed, which will be further more analysed. In the end this research will hopefully give attraction developers new tools to generate innovative and well-attended heritage attractions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi, 2016
Keyword
Tourist experiences, Heritage attraction development, Human senses, Experience aspects, Tourist investigations
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31187 (URN)
Conference
25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Turku, September 28-30, 2016.
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. & Abbasian, S. (2016). Tourist Segments' Perceptions Of City Destinations: Balanced marketing by tourism companies and destination organisations. In: Juulia Räikkönen, Iva Lahovuo & Antti Honkanen (Ed.), Book of Abstracts: The 25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research - Balancing Dichotomies 2016 in Turku, Finland. Paper presented at Nordic symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Turku, Finland, September 28-30, 2016. (pp. 19-19). Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourist Segments' Perceptions Of City Destinations: Balanced marketing by tourism companies and destination organisations
2016 (English)In: Book of Abstracts: The 25th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research - Balancing Dichotomies 2016 in Turku, Finland / [ed] Juulia Räikkönen, Iva Lahovuo & Antti Honkanen, Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi , 2016, p. 19-19Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

All tourism destinations have unique characteristics that constitute their identity (Valls et al., 2012). Tourism companies, in turn, exploit these when planning and marketing product concepts for different market segments. In recent decades, the cities in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) have undergone a change considering their profiles as more well-known tourism destinations. Meanwhile, even the degree of professionalism in the tourism industry has increased. This opens opportunities for new forms of image marketing (Lucarelli & Berg, 2011). In order to understand city tourism better a comparison between urban and rural tourism will be made. Each destination and the associated companies have to develop their products and marketing campaigns in order to effectively promote themselves to various tourist segments. The purpose of this research project is to investigate the characteristics of city destinations, and how tourist segments translate them into destination images, and further how the image influences motivations for travel choice. Our theoretical framework consists of city destination concepts, destination characteristics and images, tourist segments' motivations and destination branding. In our pilot study, typical characteristics and tourist segments were found in the case of destination Stockholm. This result will be used when investigating how different tourist segments translate characteristics to an image perception. The planned research will take a multidisciplinary approach with an explorative purpose. A case study of two typical BSR-cities will be conducted, using interviews, statistical data, web site analysis and destination document studies. The knowledge contribution relates primarily to new forms of city destination characteristics and their impact on visitor travel motivators. Furthermore, a model for investigating segments' “image positions” will be developed based on a new kind of demand of city tourism and a more professional tourism industry, even though it is a complex task to determine image positions (Stepchenkova & Mills, 2010). Our hypothesis is that tourist segments are more interested in what city destination can offer today, but the supply side needs more knowledge how to influence the segments' travel motivators. We hope that the acquired knowledge will support destination organisations (DMO) and tourism companies to develop their tools for image marketing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo, Finland: Åbo Turismakademi, 2016
Keyword
Destination characteristics, Tourist segments, Image position, Tourist motivator and Image marketing
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31188 (URN)
Conference
Nordic symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Turku, Finland, September 28-30, 2016.
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2016). Visitor Streams in City Destinations: Towards New Tools for Measuring Urban Tourism. In: Nicola Bellini & Cecilia Pasquinelli (Ed.), Tourism in the City: Towards an Integrative Agenda on Urban Tourism (pp. 147-161). Switzerland: Springer.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visitor Streams in City Destinations: Towards New Tools for Measuring Urban Tourism
2016 (English)In: Tourism in the City: Towards an Integrative Agenda on Urban Tourism / [ed] Nicola Bellini & Cecilia Pasquinelli, Switzerland: Springer, 2016, p. 147-161Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

City destinations are central in the study of tourism. But how can visitor streams related to the destination characteristics and visitor segments be analysed and discussed as a basis for improvement of the destination? This research used statistical data and qualitative information as “knowledge indicators” rather than as “unambiguous facts”. The research included analysis of about 100 destination plans, a pilot study of statistics and qualitative destination information about Stockholm, and a literature review. It resulted in the development of the visitor stream concept, which can be used in future research on the integration of various visitor segment streams. A method for analysing visitor streams is suggested: (1) defining “focused destination” and its characteristics, (2) investigating quantitative and qualitative destination information, (3) identifying visitor segments, and (4) analysing streams with new destination tools. The knowledge gained will introduce and address new issues concerning statistics for measuring, monitoring and assessing the actual value of tourism, particularly urban tourism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer, 2016
Keyword
City destination, Destination characteristics, Visitor segment, Visitor stream, Visit statistics
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31191 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-26877-4_10 (DOI)2-s2.0-85017075540 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-26876-7 (ISBN)978-3-319-26877-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2015). Analyses Tools for Event Sustainability Certification in Destinations. In: Eyrún Jenný Bjarnadóttir, Edward H. Huijbens & Kristín Sóley Björnsdóttir (Ed.), Responsible Tourism?: Book of Abstract : The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Reykjavik 1st-3rd october 2015. Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Reykjavik, October 1-3, 2015. (pp. 113-113). Akureyri: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analyses Tools for Event Sustainability Certification in Destinations
2015 (English)In: Responsible Tourism?: Book of Abstract : The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Reykjavik 1st-3rd october 2015 / [ed] Eyrún Jenný Bjarnadóttir, Edward H. Huijbens & Kristín Sóley Björnsdóttir, Akureyri: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre , 2015, p. 113-113Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a debate about responsible and sustainable development in tourist destinations. One could argue that event companies have a responsibility for sustainability, but they lack the analyses tools. The purpose is to investigate and analyse how companies working with events could develop a certification process of sustainability, and how decisions about an event’s sustainability certification could be supported. The analysis is based on both the study of relevant literature and investigations carried out and by using multi-criteria decision-making systems. A sustainable certification process is developed which consists of external company sustainability criteria, such as social, cultural, economic and ecological dimension, and also internal criteria such as using a sustainability plan. However, in this study certification obstacles have been found, for example certification costs. When developing the sustainability certification process a need is recognised for a decision support tool. Therefore a triangulation multi-criteria decision-making model is proposed consisting of six steps: 1. Problem formulation, 2. Computer criteria definition, 3. Definition of measures and rules, 4. Data collection and registering, 5. Total evaluation of the alternatives' results and 6. Final analysis and choice. When using the model there is a need for an integrated manual assessment by the evaluator and the computerbased expert system support. Therefore, triangulation of mainly qualitative research methods is used starting with qualitative interviews with an inductive approach by the evaluator, continuing with computer-based expert system analysis (the DEXi-system) with a logical interpretation approach and ending with the evaluator's deep interpretation of both manual and computer-based results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akureyri: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, 2015
Keyword
certification, event, sustainability, decision-making model
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30721 (URN)978-9935-437-37-2 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Conference
The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Reykjavik, October 1-3, 2015.
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2015). Visitor Streams in City Destinations: A Study of Stockholm City. In: Nicola Bellini & Cecilia Pasquinelli (Ed.), Integrating City Tourism into the Urban Research Agenda: 15-16 June 2015, GSSI, L’Aquila. Paper presented at Integrating city tourism(s) into the urban research agenda, GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy, June 15-16, 2015. (pp. 25-26). L’Aquila, Italy: Gran Sasso Science Institute.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visitor Streams in City Destinations: A Study of Stockholm City
2015 (English)In: Integrating City Tourism into the Urban Research Agenda: 15-16 June 2015, GSSI, L’Aquila / [ed] Nicola Bellini & Cecilia Pasquinelli, L’Aquila, Italy: Gran Sasso Science Institute , 2015, p. 25-26Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Stockholm hosts nearly eleven million commercial guest nights annually, and is ranked as one of Europe’s top ten destinations.The county population is 2.1 million (Stockholm Visitors Board,

2014). In order to pursue economic, effective, and sustainable tourist destination development, it is important to understand its characteristics. In this study “city destinations” are focused on using sub-characteristics such as “visitor attraction clusters”. For understanding these characteristics, a clear definition of destination has to be used (Framke, 2002). The following components can be used to conduct an analysis of a destination: geographical place, visitor, image, complete tourist product, and interacting business and public sector (Andersson, 2013). Tourist destinations can be studied at the following different geographical place levels: the regional (e.g. the Stockholm region), the local (e.g. the old town) and the attraction-based destination point (e.g. Friends arena). The Stockholm Tourism Strategy 2020 project group has proposed a number of criteria that must be fulfilled before a destination can be considered mature. In order to gain an understanding of the demand (and revenue) side of destinations, unique criteria can be used for visitor segmentation in the city, such as visitor purpose. There are changing patterns of visitor streams in Stockholm, however, such as the dramatic increase in the number of cruise passengers (Stockholm harbour, 2015). Therefore the visitor stream planning has to be up-dated. By using criteria for visitor segmentation and characterization of the destination, economically strong and reachable visitor segments such as city-breakers can be identified. Visit Sweden has identified a number of segments, such as “double income no kids” (DINKs), that can serve as an overall category for citybreakers. Research purpose: To obtain deeper understanding of how regional, local, and point destinations can be developed using knowledge of the destination character and visitor streams within the destination. The theoretical framework is based on the concept of destination, the characteristics of city tourism, visitor segments, and streams. Methodology: As a starting point, approximately 150 destination plans have been written by my undergraduate students, and a pilot study and a literature review have been conducted. The next step will be a main case study on regional, local, and point destination levels in Stockholm and the associated visitor streams. The final step will be to draw conclusions about the model of visitor streams in city destinations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
L’Aquila, Italy: Gran Sasso Science Institute, 2015
Keyword
city destination, destination characteristics, visitor segment, visitor stream, visit statistics
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30722 (URN)
External cooperation:
Conference
Integrating city tourism(s) into the urban research agenda, GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy, June 15-16, 2015.
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2014). The Professional Societal Academic Network (PSAN) of Tourism Department Partners: A Swedish Case Study Triangulated with the EU-Project TARSI. In: Adriana Budeanu, Marie Möckel, Szilvia Gyimóthy (Ed.), Proceedings from The 23rd Nordic Symposium On Tourism And Hospitality: THE VALUES OF TOURISM 2 - 4 O c t o b e r  2 0 1 4. Paper presented at The 23rd Nordic Symposium On Tourism And Hospitality Research (pp. 71-72). Copenhagen: Copenhagen business school.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Professional Societal Academic Network (PSAN) of Tourism Department Partners: A Swedish Case Study Triangulated with the EU-Project TARSI
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from The 23rd Nordic Symposium On Tourism And Hospitality: THE VALUES OF TOURISM 2 - 4 O c t o b e r  2 0 1 4 / [ed] Adriana Budeanu, Marie Möckel, Szilvia Gyimóthy, Copenhagen: Copenhagen business school , 2014, p. 71-72Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Professional Societal Academic Network (PSAN) of

Tourism Department Partners

 

– A Swedish Case Study Triangulated with the EU-Project TARSI

 

GÖRAN ANDERSSON

 (Södertörn University, Department of Tourism Studies, Stockholm, Sweden[1])

 

Universities are not isolated from society. Throughout the world and at the highest political level, there are pressures on the higher education sector to network with its surrounding society. This whole idea of networking is supported by the European Bologna process in connecting academia more closely with business and society and in new and innovative ways. Nevertheless, at universities there is a lack of knowledge on how to structure societal networks and a lack of experiences in network building. This causes problems with regard to effective co-operation between the university and its societal partners. The fact that universities are not isolated from society can also be recognised by the public debates on education, research and community engagement. Nevertheless, there are almost no research articles written about universities' societal networks.

       The purpose of this research is to investigate university networks critically and to develop an analysis model for strategic partner relations and the underlying network structure within a Tourism Department's network.

       A case study methodology has been used with the Tourism Department at the author's university being the object studied, in order to study the network building process since it was established in 1999. Experiences from the EU-project TARSI (Tailored Applied Research and Implementation) have been triangulated with the results from the case study.

       Furthermore, a literature review has been conducted in order to identify which stakeholders appear in the literature of higher education-society interrelations and to find underlying dimensions to the university network structure. The theoretical framework is based on network theories, where network strategy, network partners, relation purpose, networks' formality, individual and organisational networks, network principles and obstacles are important themes.   

       For the Tourism Department, the following strategic partner types with associated relation purposes have been identified: the academic staff, current students, alumni, the tourism industry, public tourist organisations, non-profit tourist organi­sa­tions, macro-environment partners and the higher education sector. Every main stakeholder group has been organised into partner groups at the Tourism Department. The benefit of this approach is that special university objectives can be reached more easily if the Tourism Department has known part­ners in formal sub-groups already in place. In every sub-group there are typically questions depending on the Department's relation purpose.

       A relation structure network model has been developed, where the dimensions of formal-informal and organisational-individual have been found relevant in order to structure the network. The model is based on the four main opportunity building principles of permanency, openness, motivation and trustfulness. However, there are also corresponding main obstacles of cost-benefit misunderstanding, relation burden, strategic unconformity and non-network opportunities.

       There is a challenge in increasing the community engagement activities when using more resources. However, the benefits for the university and the surrounding world will be positive in total. It is of great importance for European university academies to use network strategies in their overall planning in order to be a natural part of society, which is summarised as the Professional Societal Academic Network (PSAN). Finally, the interaction of universities with society is regarded as a never-ending journey in a global world.

 

KEYWORDS: Strategic network, Tourism Department, Community engagement, Network partners, Networks' formality, Individual-organisational stakeholders

 

[1] For correspondence: Södertörn University, Department of Tourism Studies, 141 89  HUDDINGE, Sweden; e-mail: goran.andersson@sh.se

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Copenhagen business school, 2014
Keyword
Strategic network, Tourism Department, Community engagement, Network partners, Networks' formality, Individual-organisational stakeholders
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26805 (URN)
Conference
The 23rd Nordic Symposium On Tourism And Hospitality Research
Available from: 2015-04-07 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G. (2013). Kundundersökning av hundsporten i Stockholm: Slutgiltig redovisning till Huddinge kommun. Huddinge: Turismvetenskap, Södertörns högskola.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kundundersökning av hundsporten i Stockholm: Slutgiltig redovisning till Huddinge kommun
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna rapport slutredovisas uppdraget ”Kundundersökning av hundsporten i Stockholm”. Undersökningen är utförd på uppdrag av Huddinge kommun. En sammanfattande slutsats för denna studie är att ett stort intresse finns för hundägande och hundsport idag. I Stockholms län finns 80 tusen hundägare och 102 tusen hundar. I Huddinge kommun finns fyra tusen hundägare och 5 tusen hundar1. Utifrån rapportens resultatredovisning per frågeområde kan både idéer och konkreta förslag utläsas om hur hundsporten kan utvecklas både i Stockholms län och i Huddinge kommun. En generell slutsats är att det finns en en stark efterfrågan på professionella hundanläggningar (hundcenter), egna familjens hundaktiviteter på allmänna platser, lokala hunddagis, kurser, hundomvårdnadsprodukter, mat- och hundutrustningsprodukter och hundägararnas egna trivselprodukter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Turismvetenskap, Södertörns högskola, 2013. p. 16
Keyword
destinationsutveckling, besöksstudier, hundsport, hållbar destination
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20031 (URN)
Note

Forskningsfinansiär Huddinge kommun

Available from: 2013-10-25 Created: 2013-10-25 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved
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