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The production of sustainable tourism: concepts and examples from Norway


  • Jason Eligh

    (Centre for Corporate Environmental Management, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK)

  • Richard Welford

    (Corporate Environmental Governance Programme, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)

  • Bjarne Ytterhus

    (Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Management (BI), Sandvika, Norway)


Place, location and locality are examined in the context of the development of tourism in a way that is consistent with the concept of sustainable development. Concepts relating to tourism destination management are discussed in this context and a number of characteristics indicating possible success factors are drawn out. Two examples from Norway are used to illustrate how successful destination management strategies can be applied and which of the success factors appear to be the most important. The paper suggests a very strong role for leadership, external funding, support from appropriate external agencies and the existence of consumer demand in an area where small size is more conducive to success. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment

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  • Jason Eligh & Richard Welford & Bjarne Ytterhus, 2002. "The production of sustainable tourism: concepts and examples from Norway," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 10(4), pages 223-234.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:10:y:2002:i:4:p:223-234
    DOI: 10.1002/sd.195

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    1. Richard Welford & Bjarne Ytterhus & Jason Eligh, 1999. "Tourism and sustainable development: an analysis of policy and guidelines for managing provision and consumption," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 7(4), pages 165-177.
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    1. Seldjan Timur & Donald Getz, 2009. "Sustainable tourism development: how do destination stakeholders perceive sustainable urban tourism?," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(4), pages 220-232.

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