Destination development based on potential: A study of Nynäshamn (2020)

Institution: Södertörn University

Authors: Demir, Helena,& Jaber, Yosuf & Ratajczak, Agnieszka

Original title: Destinationsutveckling utifrån potential : En studie av Nynäshamn

Publication year: 2020

Abstract [en]

The growth of tourism depends on how a destination can meet the needs of visitors. To be able to satisfy these needs, collaborations between different industries at the destination are required. The level of cooperation between the municipality, private actors and residents is a decisive factor for the development of the destination. This essay presents a qualitative study on destination development at Nynäshamn based on observations and interviews with the municipality, private actors and residents. This essay focuses on getting an idea of what potentials there are to promote a positive destination development in Nynäshamn. What efforts that are required to develop the destination and what resources are available at Nynäshamn, which is a small town near the sea. The study has shown that there is potential for Nynäshamn to create a positive destination development. This is by creating a strong placebranding and through destination marketing. Commitment and financial resources are required from the municipality to create opportunities and collaborations with private actors towards common goals. It is also required that there are collaborations with the local population as they are the mediators of the destination. These aspects have been identified as dominant to achieve a more positive development in Nynäshamn.