Essays about: "Cultural factors of tourism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 essays containing the words Cultural factors of tourism.

  1. 1. Visitor Perceptions of Authenticity and Commodification in Easter Island Cultural Heritage Tourism : Pride and Empowerment of the Rapanui

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och industriell teknik

    Author : Evelina Elf Donaldson; [2020]
    Keywords : easter island; rapanui; rapa nui; authenticity; commodification; tourist perceptions; tourism; cultural heritage; community-based tourism; indigenous;

    Abstract : This study sought to analyze tourist perceptions of cultural heritage tourism on Easter Island, more specifically, how they perceived and valued the concept of ‘authenticity’ in representations of local Rapanui culture. By analyzing and categorizing trends found in Trip Advisor reviews left for 6 tourism businesses on the island (3 traditional performance venues and 3 guided tour companies), this primary research question was further broken down to assess 1) what factors in particular render an experience valuable and authentic to the tourist, 2) how tourists perceive indigenous Rapanui’s relationship to their own culture in the context of cultural tourism, and 3) if they perceive the industry as exploiting or empowering the Rapanui people. READ MORE

  2. 2. Enabling and hindering factors to successfully governing ecosystem services in a cross-collaborative setting

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Bianca Whitcher; Alice Mattsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Cross-sector collaboration; Ecosystem service governance; Forest management; Sustainable development;

    Abstract : This research paper hones into the field of natural resource management. More specifically, it investigates cross-sector collaborations around the governance of ecosystem services in the forestry sector. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Po Delta Biosphere Reserve: Management challenges and priorities deriving from anthropogenic pressure and sea level rise

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Damiano Vesentini; [2019]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; environmental pressure; water quality; nutrient accumulation; rising sea level; climate change; value for conservation; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The Po Delta Biosphere Reserve is located in Northern Italy and has attained recognition by UNESCO in 2015 due to its unique natural and cultural value. The reserve covers an area of approximately 140 000 hectares, supporting a human population of 118 000, as well as a complex mosaic of ecosystems, which are found in this transitional waters landscape. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Motivations of Chinese Tourists Visiting Abisko

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Song Zhang; Tao Yue; Yichong Xu; [2019]
    Keywords : Chinese Tourists; Abisko; Push and Pulll Theory; Tourist Motivation;

    Abstract : China has been one of the most important markets for Abisko tourism. The significant growth of Chinese tourists raised academia interests in understanding what motivates them to this remote town. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Better Version of Yourself: Sweat, Smiles and Muay Thai Tourism

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för etnologi

    Author : Max Yasmine Gonen; [2019]
    Keywords : transformation; Muay Thai; self-improvement; tourism; Thailand; masculinity; sweat; experience economy; performance ethnography; MACA; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : This ethnographic study investigates the functions of BestFighter Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts training camp in Koh Samui, Thailand, as a successful actor in a booming self-improvement economy. In this thesis I explore the entanglements with locality and power which enable what satisfied participants refer to as augmented experiences of self-improvement. READ MORE