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Energy tourism: An emerging field of study

  1. 1. 0482401 - UGN-S 2018 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Frantál, Bohumil - Urbánková, R.
    Energy tourism: An emerging field of study.
    Current Issues in Tourism. Roč. 20, č. 13 (2017), s. 1395-1412 ISSN 1368-3500
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0025
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68145535
    Klíčová slova: energy tourism * industrial tourism * special interest tourism * energy landscapes * product branding
    Kód oboru RIV: DE - Zemský magnetismus, geodézie, geografie
    Obor OECD: Social sciences, interdisciplinary
    Impakt faktor: 2.451, rok: 2016
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13683500.2014.987734?journalCode=rcit20

    After conceptualizing the interrelationships between energy and tourism, the authors
    provide a definition of energy tourism as a new niche of industrial tourism, theorize
    on how it overlaps with other types of special interest tourism, and discuss specifics
    concerning its forms, locales, and possible societal impacts. Potential directions,
    along with research questions, for future research in the field of energy tourism are
    proposed. Then, the results of an explorative pilot study of energy tourism in the
    Czech Republic are presented to give a first insight into the proposed questions.
    Questionnaire surveys completed by tourists and operators of three energy tourism
    attractions – so-called Coal Safaris (guided tours through surface coal mines,
    observing minescapes and mining machinery in full operation), a nuclear power plant
    information centre, and Dragon Kite Festivals under wind turbines – have focused on
    exploring the motivations and perceived benefits of energy tourism for organizations,
    tourists’ motivations for, and experience from, visiting, and any changes in attitudes
    towards current energy development dilemmas by visitors afterwards.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0277820
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