An overview of services for second house owners in South Savo region.

Project: Research project

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Description (abstract)

The aim of the study was to get an overview of services offered for second home owners and the developing stage of these services. The companies (11) and developers of entrepreneurship (6) were interviewed, and an internet questionnaire was sent to the companies (163 answers).

The companies have noticed the second home owners as an increasing customer group, especially in building, renovating and retail trade (specially groceries). Farms have wide-ranging supply of services, in most cases as a part-time business.

Associations have an important role in arranging summer events. Cooperation between companies, associations, municipalities and towns is required, especially in developing new services.

The demand of services for second home owners is increasing (Rantanen 2009). The following issues can be recommended in order to respond the changing demands: the cooperation and clear roles between doers, advantage of internet and mobile in PR, service points.
Effective start/end date01/03/200931/05/2009