New publication

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Kantola Sini (Luke)
Wed, Aug 1, 2018 5:02 PM

Dear all and greetings from sunny and hot Rovaniemi, Lapland and Finland!

Below is an abstract and link to our new publication 'Tourism resort users' participation in planning: Testing the public participation geographic information system method in Levi, Finnish Lapland':

Abstract:
It is a challenging task to get tourists involved in tourism planning. In addition, it is often believed that local authorities and tourism companies have an adequate understanding of what tourists prefer or need and how local people's interests can be integrated in tourism planning. Regardless, the tourism business is simply dependent on tourists - whether they want to come to a resort again or not. This article examines how the method of internet-based public participatory geographic information system (PPGIS) serves in gathering tourists' and locals' views about their favourite places at the Levi tourism resort in northern Finland. By using the PPGIS method it was not only possible to find clusters of favourite places, but also several single places of interest. The study revealed technical challenges in using PPGIS software. The quality and usability of the information and the method are discussed in relation to tourism planning.

Link:
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XMDd7sySznNO8http://communications.elsevier.com/r/?id=h6abcdac0,8fee149a,8feea436&utm_campaign=STMJ_73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47&utm_medium=email&utm_dgroup=73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47_STMJ&utm_acid=-1907336488&SIS_ID=-1&dgcid=STMJ_73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47&CMX_ID=&utm_in=DM325780&utm_source=AC_30&p1=authors.elsevier.com/a/1XMDd7sySznNO8

Best regards,
Sini Kantola


Sini Kantola
Doctoral candidate
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Economics and society
Eteläranta 55
96300 Rovaniemi
sini.kantola@luke.fimailto:sini.kantola@luke.fi
+358294481709 / +358504139617
www.luke.fihttp://www.luke.fi/

Sini Kantola
Doctoral candidate
Geography Research Unit
University of Oulu
sini.kantola@oulu.fi
+358294481709 / +358504139617
http://www.oulu.fi/maantiede/personnel/kantola-sini

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinikantola/

Dear all and greetings from sunny and hot Rovaniemi, Lapland and Finland! Below is an abstract and link to our new publication 'Tourism resort users' participation in planning: Testing the public participation geographic information system method in Levi, Finnish Lapland': Abstract: It is a challenging task to get tourists involved in tourism planning. In addition, it is often believed that local authorities and tourism companies have an adequate understanding of what tourists prefer or need and how local people's interests can be integrated in tourism planning. Regardless, the tourism business is simply dependent on tourists - whether they want to come to a resort again or not. This article examines how the method of internet-based public participatory geographic information system (PPGIS) serves in gathering tourists' and locals' views about their favourite places at the Levi tourism resort in northern Finland. By using the PPGIS method it was not only possible to find clusters of favourite places, but also several single places of interest. The study revealed technical challenges in using PPGIS software. The quality and usability of the information and the method are discussed in relation to tourism planning. Link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XMDd7sySznNO8<http://communications.elsevier.com/r/?id=h6abcdac0,8fee149a,8feea436&utm_campaign=STMJ_73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47&utm_medium=email&utm_dgroup=73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47_STMJ&utm_acid=-1907336488&SIS_ID=-1&dgcid=STMJ_73515_AUTH_SERV_PPUB_V47&CMX_ID=&utm_in=DM325780&utm_source=AC_30&p1=authors.elsevier.com/a/1XMDd7sySznNO8> Best regards, Sini Kantola ************************************** Sini Kantola Doctoral candidate Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) Economics and society Eteläranta 55 96300 Rovaniemi sini.kantola@luke.fi<mailto:sini.kantola@luke.fi> +358294481709 / +358504139617 www.luke.fi<http://www.luke.fi/> Sini Kantola Doctoral candidate Geography Research Unit University of Oulu sini.kantola@oulu.fi +358294481709 / +358504139617 http://www.oulu.fi/maantiede/personnel/kantola-sini https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinikantola/