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The Social Side of Tourism: The Interface between Tourism, Society, and the Environment

Answers to Global Questions from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)


Michael Lück, Jan Velvin and Bernd Eisenstein

The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers various areas of research. ICNT’s third book offers insights of tourism experts with a wide range of interest and expertise on the way tourism is understood and worked in different countries around the world. The volume analyses the interface between the social, the natural, and the economic environments and focuses on an increase of competitive advantages and local value creation. This includes the social and cultural perspectives of host communities and tourists.
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Economic impacts of tourism in Eastern Uusimaa, Finland (Ritalahti, Lindroth)


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Jarmo Ritalahti and Kaija Lindroth

Economic Impacts of Tourism in Eastern Uusimaa, Finland

1. Introduction

The province of Eastern Uusimaa is a popular tourism destination about 50 km east of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Its main attraction is the medieval town of Porvoo with its old town centre and a grey stone cathedral from the 15th century. Other attractions include the small and idyllic town of Loviisa, the surrounding archipelago and living countryside.

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