Text: Suvi Autio, Elisa Hartikainen, Emily Höckert & Monika Lüthje
Videos: Mauri Lähdesmäki , Fount Films
One of the main activities in the ARCTISEN project, are the benchmarking events that bring together different kinds of tourism actors across the Arctic. The first benchmarking trip took place in Greenland in December 2019 and at the end of April we joined the first online benchmarking trip, which presented tourism companies in Norway. 18 May it was time for benchmarking journey in the Finnish Lapland. In the following, we welcome you to enjoy the atmosphere and new ideas from our online bus-trip. After describing our journey, we will share some of the most inspiring takeaways and souvenirs.
Tour guide: Suvi Autio
Hello everyone and welcome to our Arctisen Finnish online benchmark trip. Glad to see so many of you here! As many of you know, originally we were supposed to have physical benchmarking trips, but then corona complicate the plans and instead we have created these online benchmarking events.
Let’s go quickly through the travel itinerary of our trip. Here you can see the timetable. We will start by gathering in groups so you can get to know some of your travelling companions. We will then head towards Hetta, where we are welcomed by Tiina at Hotel Hetan Majatalo.
The program included visits in five different companies in Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki and discussions in three break-out sessions.
First stop: Hotel Hetan Majatalo
Second stop: Näkkälä Adventures
Third stop: SoundByNature
Fourth stop: Sámi Duodji
Fifth stop: Holiday Village Valle
Tour Guide: Suvi Autio
We are now approaching Rovaniemi. I hope you enjoyed this benchmarking trip with us.
Remember that the benchmarking trip in Sweden will be organised 3 June 2021.
From behalf of Arctisen I wish you all a pleasant rest of the day. Please make sure that you don´t forget any of your belongings in the buss.