Tag: Arctisen

REINVENTING STORIES IN ARCTIC TOURISM DESTINATIONS: Cultural sensitivity in times of the pandemic

By Elsbeth Bembom & Randy Bruin As explored in the previous blog post on Arctic tourism and the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism entrepreneurs and local DMOs have had to rethink their products and marketing strategies to adapt to a growing staycation market as a consequence of the pandemic. This blog post zooms in on issues of …

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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 travellers seeking new dream destinations, we need to rethink tourism and make an overall plan for what we want tourism’s contribution to be. The Northern Norway Tourist Board (NNR) has a long-term strategy to help develop a sustainable year-round …

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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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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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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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Why ARCTISEN?

A brief history of the use of Sámi cultures in Finnish tourism business Monika Lüthje Due to the Finnish school system curricula and government strategies, which aimed at incorporating minorities into mainstream cultural majority, as well as the modernisation of the North, Sámi identities became weaker during the decades after the Second World War. During …

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