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Guide ethics and polar tourism impact
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and experience production and theater.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9338-2332
University of Northern British Columbia.
2010 (English)In: 2010 International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, 8-12 Jun 2010, 2010Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Tourism is growing and diversifying in both of the world's Polar Regions. Unlike most othertourism destinations, the Polar Regions are remote, environmentally vulnerable and extreme regarding climate. These characteristics pose particular safety risks, risk of environmental damage, and risk of disturbance for both wildlife and other human activities in these areas. This leaves sustainable practice and management of tourism in the Polar Regions largely in the hands of the guides that accompany visiting groups of tourists. Little scientific knowledge is available about guide-tourist-environmental interactions or the role of the guide on tourist behaviour and environmental impact, experience, value transformations and take-away from the visit, in relation to the guide experience production methodology, personal experiences and values. Awareness of tourism impact in these environments has resulted in regulatory organisations such as the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruse Operators, AECO. The aim of this study was to address the attitude, ethics, practice and methodology of polar guides in relation to management of guest experience and behaviour. This pilot study was conducted in collaboration with AECO on their Expedition leader conference on Svalbard 2008. A questionnaire addressing the guides background and education, certification, professional experience, personal views, vales and guiding practise was given to the 43 present polar guides.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Science.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28267Local ID: 202bac00-aeb9-11df-a707-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-28267DiVA, id: diva2:1001462
Conference
International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference : 08/06/2010 - 12/06/2010
Projects
Turismpåverkan och turisters upplevelser inom polarturism
Note
Godkänd; 2010; 20100823 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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