Category: indigenous tourism

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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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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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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Arctisen and WINTA

There is no other global tourism organisation like WINTA in the World Johnny Edmonds WINTA views the Arctisen project as a positive opportunity to explore European perceptions of the concept of cultural sensitivity to guide the forward development of culturally sensitive tourism in the Arctic. WINTA was borne out of the global, collective aspirations of …

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