Emily Höckert

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Different Stories: Teaching Sámi Cultures in Tourism

Text and photos: Ella Björn Why learn about Sámi cultures? Indigenous cultures are critical to our planet’s cultural diversity. Over the years in Finland, tourism entrepreneurs have spread stereotypical and inaccurate information about Sámi cultures. Although exploitation in tourism has decreased in recent times and Sámi people have started their own businesses, the need to …

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On responsible tourism marketing in Mid- and Northern Norway

  Text: Lena Nøstdahl, Northern Norway Tourist Board In a market of 1.4 billion international travelers seeking new dream destinations, we need to re-think tourism and make an overall plan for what we want tourism to contribute to. Northern Norway Tourist Board (NNR) has a long-term strategy to help develop a sustainable year-round tourism industry. …

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National Reports on Cultural Sensitivity

NEARLY HUNDRED INTERVIEWS ACROSS THE ARCTIC Little more than one year ago, members of our ARCTISEN team were travelling across the Arctic conducting interviews among start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), local destination management organisations (DMO) and other tourism actors. All together 13 interviews were conducted in Greenland, 23 in Norway, 18 in Sweden and …

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(N)ICE SCULPTING

Arctic Art and Design students’ visit in Hetta Text: Chau, Emmanuel, Gu, Yiling & Misia Video and images : Chau-Hsien Kuo We are a group of Arctic Art and Design students from the University of Lapland in Finland who travelled to Hetta, in north-west Finland, for the annual ice sculpting competition. The peace-themed competition was …

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Kaffemik in Nuuk

Text: Emily Höckert & Monika Lüthje Film: Louise Romain Photos: Outi Kugapi Our previous blog text presented some inspiring souvenirs that ARCTISEN members had brought with them from the first benchmarking trip in Sisimiut, Greenland. While we were not able to join the trip, we decided to summarize the best parts of this very special …

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Souvenirs from Sisimiut

Text: Emily Höckert & Monika Lüthje Film: Louise Romain Photos: Outi Kugapi Few months ago, a group of ARCTISEN members visited Greenland for the first benchmarking trip. While we – Emily and Monika – were not able to join the trip, we have been eager to know what happened during this very special gathering. What kind …

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Arctic Tourism and Cultural Sensitivity in Canada

Chris E. Hurst, PhD student, University of Waterloo Relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada are complex and vary significantly across different parts of the country. The overarching legacy, however, is one of colonialism, attempts to force the assimilation of Indigenous cultures, and consistent displacement of Indigenous peoples from traditional lands. The impacts of …

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Greetings from Jokkmokk

Elina Nygård Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle, has always been an obvious meeting place for trade, gatherings, festivals and meetings between friends. This is the site of Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, a gateway to the high mountains, to Laponia world heritage area and to the Sami culture. We tell the story of …

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Tourism, nature and culture in Greenland – telling and selling a story of many ties

Carina Ren Nature is interweaved into the Greenlandic society in ways that are often characteristic of indigenous cultures. As tourism is gaining increasing attention and traction in Greenland, the question is how tourism actors can innovate and narrate tourism products and experiences in new ways to reflect the entanglements of humans, culture and nature. Visit …

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Some notes on Sami tourism in Sweden

Dieter K. Müller For a long time tourism in northern Sweden has centered around outdoor experiences and wilderness, at least when looking at travel brochures and other promotional materials. However, already early travelers in the North reported about their encounters with local population and not least the Sami, too. The Sami were portrayed in exotic …

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