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Factors influencing tourism sustainability: The case of the World Heritage Falun Great Copper Mountain
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on identifying hindrances of achieving a sustainable tourism development on a base of a World Heritage Site. Using a case study of the World Heritage Site Falun Great Copper Mountain, the thesis assesses the situational context by using qualitative methods. Five semi- structured interviews with influential stakeholders were conducted to get an inside view of the current situation and to identify site-specific issues. The thesis identifies a number of factors that determine the successful implementation of measures leading towards sustainable tourism in the long-run; the most important being the lack of clear guidelines for the whole destination and no holistic planning approach within the municipality. The thesis concludes that despite the increased pressures towards establishment of sustainable tourism, the concept remains challenging to operationalize for the World Heritage Site without frameworks and tools from UNESCO.

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sustainable tourism, World Heritage, stakeholder involvement, Falun Mine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14732OAI: diva2:735842
Available from: 2014-08-01 Created: 2014-08-01 Last updated: 2014-12-22Bibliographically approved

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