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Geological Tourism Development In The Finnish-Russian Borderland: The Case Of The Cross-Border Geological Route “Mining Road”

Nenonen Jari K. () and Stepanova Svetlana V. ()
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Nenonen Jari K.: Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. Box 1237 FI-70211Kuopio, Finland
Stepanova Svetlana V.: Institute of Economics, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, 50, A. Nevskogo Str.,Petrozavodsk185030, Russian

Acta Geoturistica, 2018, vol. 9, issue 1, 23-29

Abstract: The Finnish-Russian borderland has a unique geological potential for geological tourism development. Creating new tourist attractions based on geoheritage, design and development of the cross-border tourist routes open new opportunities for tourism development on both sides of the border. The article presents the crossborder geological tourist route “Mining Road” as a tool of activation of tourist activity in the Finnish-Russian borderland. This article explores the practical aspects of the project "Mining Road" development for tourism industry. It is proven the significance of cross-border route "Mining road" for preservation, popularization and reproduction of the natural, cultural and historical potential of the borderland.

Keywords: geotourism; cross-border geological route; “Mining Road”; Finland; Republic of Karelia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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