Winter tourism development and experience production in arctic norway
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- Master's theses (SV-NHS) 
For tourism, the transformation into the experience economy means an increased demand for unique and unusual places to visit and activities to undertake; therefore it presents new challenges for tourism operators in developing innovative and memorable experience products in order of surviving in this new economy. This paper examines the notion of experiences and the commercialization of experiences into experience products. It investigates experience design and how tourism developers can design products that facilitate visitors’ positive outcomes. Several frameworks of optimal design of experiences have been proposed and this thesis has utilized two selected theoretical frameworks; the Four Experience Realms proposed by Pine and Gilmore (1999) as well as the Experience Pyramid (Tarssanen, 2009). The study follows exploratory and a descriptive research design in order of illustrating and applying the two frameworks to a nature-based tourism setting to identify gaps or conflict between theory and practice. Conclusively, a new framework for experience design within nature-based tourism is proposed.
Master's thesis in International hotel and tourism management