Michael Lück is Associate Professor of Tourism at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Jan Velvin is Associate Professor at Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway.
Bernd Eisenstein is Professor of International Tourism Management at Westcoast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany.
The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers various areas of research. ICNT's third book offers insights of tourism experts with a wide range of interest and expertise on the way tourism is understood and worked in different countries around the world. The volume analyses the interface between the social, the natural, and the economic environments and focuses on an increase of competitive advantages and local value creation. This includes the social and cultural perspectives of host communities and tourists.
This volume analyses the interface between the social, the natural, and the economic environments of tourism and focuses on an increase of competitive advantages and local value creation. This includes the social and cultural perspectives of host communities and tourists.
Contents: Tomas Pernecky: Tourism, prejudice and societal conflict - David Di Tota/Michael Lück: The artificial surf reef impacts at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: A study of stakeholder perceptions - John Hull: The French Shore Historical Society: Creating new tourism experiences for visitors - Brooke Porter: Starstruck fisherfolk: Perceptions of social importance of tourism development among artisanal fisherfolk in the Philippines - Martinette Kruger/Peet van der Merwe/Melville Saayman: Residents' perceptions regarding an urban national park in South Africa - Jan Velvin/Kristian Bjørnstad: Multifunctionality, tourism and protected areas - Jonathon Spring: Caught in the crossfire: Using participant observation to research guided tours - Xiaoshu Sun/Michael Lück: The Internet presence of whale and dolphin watch operators in New Zealand in terms of their ecotourism attributes: A content analysis - Pascal Languillon: Green motivation and luxury travel - Anne Köchling/Bernd Eisenstein/Alexander Koch: On theme marketing of tourism organisations: "Destination Brand" - analysis of the theme competence of German holiday destinations - Eva Holmberg/Kaija Lindroth: The challenges of destination branding - a case study of Helsinki - Jarmo Ritalahti/ Kaija Lindroth: Economic impacts of tourism in Eastern Uusimaa, Finland.