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Insights from “Ethics of Arctic Tourism” webinar

Text: Vilhelmiina Vainikka and Monika Lüthje   The important issue of tourism ethics was addressed in four guest speaker presentations at ETRAC webinar on 28.3.2022. Each speaker brought to the table inspiring thoughts on how to perceive and understand ethics and how to practice ethical tourism in the Arctic and beyond. This text highlights some …

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Greetings from ETRAC webinar ”Responsible marketing”

Text: Vilhelmiina Vainikka and Monika Lüthje Ethical Tourism Recovery in Arctic Communities -project organized a webinar on “Responsible marketing” via Zoom on 3.2.2022. With this text, we will offer you a chance to sneak a peek into some of the inspiring messages our presenters from different parts of the Arctic wanted to deliver. Sébastien Desnoyers-Picard, …

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Ethical Tourism Recovery in Arctic Communities – COVID-19 survey results

text: Vilhelmiina Vainikka, Rosalind Bryce, Bobby Macaulay ETRAC (Ethical Tourism Recovery in Arctic Communities) researched what impacts COVID-19 -pandemic has had on tourism stakeholders, what have been their coping strategies and opportunities as well as what is required for the future in terms of enabling ethical tourism recovery. The project continues the work of the …

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New research course on culturally sensitive tourism

Text: Emily Höckert During the Arctic Spring 2021, ARCTISEN team launched the first online course, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY IN ARCTIC TOURISM. This self-study online course, welcomes everyone to learn more about cultural sensitivity in tourism development. While the course was designed especially for tourism entrepreneurs and tourism workers, it serves as good guidance for tourism developers, …

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Protecting Sámi sacred sites through culturally sensitive tourism

A blog post on Eleonora Alariesto’s (2021) research: ‘The conflict of sacred and contaminant: The impurifying effects of tourism in Sámi sacred sites’ by Elsbeth Bembom & Randy Bruin Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Sápmi and this growth has led to increased negative environmental impacts, such as soil erosion and pollution. …

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Paths to cultural sensitivity in tourism business

Text: Monika Lüthje Cultural sensitivity is a new concept in tourism research and development. When ARCTISEN project started, we had a quite vague idea of what it means in both theory and practice. Now, as the project has been going on for almost three years, our understanding of it has increased a lot. We see …

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Greetings from the Canadian ARCTISEN Webinar!

Text: Chris E. Hurst One of the key activities in the ARCTISEN project, are benchmarking events to bring together different tourism stakeholders, community representatives, entrepreneurs, scholars, students, and government representatives across the Arctic region. The first benchmarking trip took place -person in Greenland in December 2019. The challenges of COVID-19 shifted the rest of the …

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Online benchmark trip to Sweden – On the way to a cross-border tourism label

Text: Håkan Appelblad, Kjell-Åke Arensson & Randy Bruin Videos: Visit Umeå, Swedish Lapland & Thomas Åberg 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 …

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Virtual benchmarking trip in Finnish Lapland

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 …

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Greetings from virtual benchmark visit in Norway

Text: Randy Bruin, Emily Höckert & Camilla Brattland Videos: Trond Anton Andersen 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 (read more here and here) in December 2019. This trip was …

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