Understanding tourists’ perceptions of distance: a key to reducing the environmental impacts of tourism mobility

  title={Understanding tourists’ perceptions of distance: a key to reducing the environmental impacts of tourism mobility},
  author={Gunvor Riber Larsen and Jo W Guiver},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  pages={968 - 981}
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