Cykelturism: en litteratursammanställning och omvärldsanalys

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The study begins with surveys, investigations and pronounced strategies, followed by a discussion on certification of cycle guides. The second part relates to different research areas:

  • infrastructure, transport, safety and measurement
  • bicycle tourism economy and entrepreneurship
  • travelers’ demands, attitudes and behavior
  • bicycle tourism for health and well-being
  • bicycle tourism for training and sports
  • bicycle tourism sustainability

Finally, a geographical orientation on bicycle tourism in Sweden and other countries. The results showed a number of practical needs that are listed in the report and the following examples of research needs: Development of measurement and evaluation methods for specific destinations, higher quality of studies on bicycle tourism, qualitative as well as quantitative approaches, financing of studies with research objectives, access to statistics specifically for bicycle tourism, mapping of different groups of cyclists' needs, bicycle tourism and social sustainability, health effects (physical and psychological) of bicycle tourism, behavioral change for increased cycling through leisure cycling, cycling tourism and environmental awareness in transport to/from destinations, and finally more English-language literature.

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