1st Edition

Tourism, Knowledge and Learning

Edited By Eva Maria Jernsand, Maria Persson, Erik Lundberg Copyright 2023
    130 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    130 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book contributes to the understanding of how tourism can be designed to provide conditions for learning. This involves learning for tourists, the tourist industry, public authorities and local communities. We explore how tourism, knowledge and learning can be used as means towards sustainable development through current, new or changed structures, concepts, activities and communication efforts. The book should be seen as both an inspiration for tourism actors (e.g. tourism attractions, policy makers and other industry actors), and a scholarly contribution to further research. A holistic approach distinguishes this book from most existing literature that focuses on separate units of tourism, for instance, personal or community well-being, nature-based tourism, cultural heritage tourism or tourism that is a result of researchers’ travels (so-called scientific tourism). The various contributors to the book provide a range of perspectives and experiences, from social sciences with a focus on marketing, innovation management, human geography and environmental law, to arts and humanities with a focus on heritage studies, archaeology and photography, and, finally, to natural sciences with a focus on marine sciences.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

    List of contributors


    1. An introduction – learning and sustainable tourism

    Eva Maria Jernsand, Maria Persson & Erik Lundberg

    2. Destination development based on knowledge and learning – initiating a UNESCO biosphere reserve (BR) in Bohuslän

    Eva Maria Jernsand, Andreas Skriver Hansen, Clas Mellby & Lena Gipperth

    3. Science tourism – a conceptual development

    Erik Lundberg, Maria Persson & Eva Maria Jernsand

    4. Learning on guided tours: historical perspective

    Malin Zillinger & Jan-Henrik Nilsson

    5. Experience-based learning through archaeological information panels – using herirtage interpretation

    Maria Persson & Anita Synnestvedt

    6. Extended ways of experiencing climate change – from photography to virtual reality in Svalbard

    Tyrone Martinsson

    7. Citizen science as a tourist attraction – an active learning tourist experience

    Anna Axelsson & Andreas Skriver Hansen

    8. Towards a research agenda on tourism, knowledge and learning

    Eva Maria Jernsand, Maria Persson & Erik Lundberg


    Eva Maria Jernsand is a researcher in Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Maria Persson is a researcher in Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Erik Lundberg is a researcher and lecturer Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.