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Leisure and tourism in Sweden: a challenge for all actors
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.
2009 (English)In: World Leisure Journal, ISSN 0441-9057, E-ISSN 1607-8055, Vol. 51, no 4, 252-260 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper describes and analyses decisions and goals of Swedish government policy with respect to leisure and free time from 1962 to 2005. This paper clarifies the areas and needs that have been considered important priorities, which principles for the organisation of the leisure field the authorities have followed, and the actors who have been made responsible. The method used is an analysis of papers issued by the government relating to sports, culture, exercise, tourism, and also health care. This paper highlights still ongoing changes that have been occurring in the Swedish leisure sector since the 1960s. Based on current trends, it is likely that there will be less traditional political influence over the leisure and tourism sector in the future. A political aim for Sweden in the future is that it should be a highly attractive tourist destination. It is argued that to achieve this aim it will be necessary to aggregate official resources with those of different levels of government, and with the capabilities of the commercial and voluntary sectors.

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2009. Vol. 51, no 4, 252-260 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4006Local ID: 1db78340-2a80-11de-adf6-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:976868
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