THE INTEREST IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
My interest in sustainable tourism started in 1997, since my main task of the study was about sustainable tourism on Mykines Island.
I was on Mykines island in January and made interviews with all the local inhabitants and asked them about their attitude towards tourists and their wishes and ideas to create local income from tourism.
I also interviewed the Board of Agriculture and an ornithologist asking about the fysical sustainability of the island, the carrying capacity of the birdlife and nature on the island.
Physical, social/cultural and economical sustainability is the core of all my councelling within tourism product development.
I was also in the Faroe Islands in 1998 and gave a lecture on sustainable tourism based on a case from Sweden.