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dc.contributor.authorRäikkönen, Juulia
dc.contributor.authorGrénman, Miia
dc.contributor.authorRouhiainen, Henna
dc.contributor.authorHonkanen, Antti
dc.contributor.authorSääksjärvi, Ilari E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-14T08:38:30Z
dc.date.available2021-07-14T08:38:30Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationRäikkönen, J., Grénman, M., Rouhiainen, H., Honkanen, A., & Sääksjärvi, I. E. (2021). Conceptualizing nature-based science tourism : a case study of Seili Island, Finland. <i>Journal of Sustainable Tourism</i>, <i>Early online</i>. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2021.1948553" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2021.1948553</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_99018855
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77140
dc.description.abstractNature-based tourism has been widely addressed, yet research on nature-based science tourism, founded on science, scientific knowledge, and/or engagement in scientific research, is still scarce. Drawing on tourist motivation, nature-based tourism, special interest tourism, and science tourism, a novel theoretical conceptualization of nature-based science tourism was developed. The framework identified three categories of science tourism with intensifying levels of tourists’ interest in scientific knowledge and tourist engagement: tourism based on scientific knowledge, tourism with scientific adventure or volunteering, and scientific research tourism. In the empirical part, the framework was applied to Seili Island, Finland, and tourist motivation to nature-based science tourism was examined through a survey (n = 518). According to the results, tourists were interested in science and nature-based science tourism products, especially guided tours involving scientific interpretation, but also in intensive scientific excursions. Learning was a dominant motivation, but enjoying nature and escape and relaxation were also significant. When moving from guided tours to more intensive scientific excursions, motivations diversified; besides learning, other tourist motivations also need to be addressed in developing nature-based science tourism experiences. The study contributes to nature-based tourism and underresearched science tourism literature and provides practical implications for developing nature-based tourism.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Sustainable Tourism
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.othernature-based tourism
dc.subject.otherwildlife tourism
dc.subject.othernature-based science tourism
dc.subject.otherscience tourism
dc.subject.othertourist motivation
dc.subject.othertourism experience
dc.titleConceptualizing nature-based science tourism : a case study of Seili Island, Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202107144325
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
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dc.contributor.oppiaineMarketingen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn0966-9582
dc.relation.volumeEarly online
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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dc.subject.ysomotivaatio
dc.subject.ysotiedekasvatus
dc.subject.ysomatkailu
dc.subject.ysoasiakaskokemus
dc.subject.ysomatkailijat
dc.subject.ysoluontomatkailu
dc.subject.ysokestävä matkailu
dc.subject.ysomatkailukohteet
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/09669582.2021.1948553
jyx.fundinginformationThe authors are grateful to the Turku University Foundation for providing financial support for this research.


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