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Impact Study of Wind Power on Tourism on Gotland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the impact of wind power on tourism on Gotland. The main objective is toidentify how tourists on Gotland during their holidaying perceive the visual features associated withwind turbines in the landscape. Additionally, it is sought to establish whether tourists plan to return toGotland despite the presence of wind power installations, with a special focus on first-time tourists.Using a structured questionnaire technique on a sample size of 735 respondents, this study reveals that8% of tourists perceive wind turbines negatively. Next, the study identifies that the decision to returnto Gotland of absolute majority of tourists, including first-time visiting tourists, is not impacted by thepresence of wind turbines. Lastly, it has been concluded that a potential on the island exists to developa form of ‘wind power tourism’.

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2013. , 94 p.
Keyword [en]
wind power, tourism, Gotland, impact
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221546OAI: diva2:709346
Educational program
Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
Available from: 2014-05-08 Created: 2014-04-01 Last updated: 2014-05-08Bibliographically approved

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