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Making Russian Arctic Accessible for Tourists: Analysis of the Institutional Barriers
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8134-5999
Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Polar Geography, ISSN 1088-937X, E-ISSN 1939-0513, Vol. 37, no 2, 137-156 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent improvements in nature protection in the European territory of Russia’s Arctic islands and archipelagoes – such as the creation of the Russian Arctic National Park – have also resulted in an increase in visitation to this area. This study uses the Key Informants’ Technique to analyze Russian tourism planning and development of this territory since 2011. The majority of the principle stakeholders identified for this study agreed that these areas have great potential for tourism development and are already attracting both foreign and Russian tourists. At the same time, impediments to foreign cruise companies and individual travelers spell rather gloomy prospects for further destination development in the area. The contradictions of the current stage of tourism development support the assumption that Russia’s territorial interests still prevail. Tourism development appears to be a top-down enterprise, organized by less experienced tourism developers and bureaucrats and without consideration for the long-term perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 37, no 2, 137-156 p.
Keyword [en]
Russian Arctic, Franz Josef Land archipelago, Novaya Zemlya archipelago, tourism development, cruise tourism
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, Från ekonomisk bakland till global nöjesperiferi? Bedömning av turismens roll för hållbar utveckling av Arktiska områden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14056DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2014.919040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-14056DiVA: diva2:714918
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2014-04-29 Created: 2014-04-29 Last updated: 2016-11-16Bibliographically approved

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