Tag: Arctic Tourism

VISITING FINLAND NOVEMBER 2016

VISITING FINLAND NOVEMBER 2016

It was Arctic, Finland November 2016. Snowstorms in Helsinki, below -10°C degrees in Lapland, trains and planes delayed because the cold and snow, and for whatever reasons. And I was delayed from everywhere too, because the phone decided to freeze and because the sparsely build […]

RECOMMENDED READING ON TRAVEL #2

RECOMMENDED READING ON TRAVEL #2

AIRBNB AND THE EXPERIENCE ECONOMY Offering additional travel services could provide a lucrative new revenue stream for Airbnb. Competing travel sites give customers the option to book rental cars and other services, but Airbnb expects to offer something unique. Airbnb Will Start Selling Travel Experiences […]

RECOMMENDED READING ON TRAVEL

RECOMMENDED READING ON TRAVEL

Your travel choices make a difference to the environment—and not always in the ways you might think.

The Realities (and Delusions) of Environmentally-Friendly Travel, by Alexandra Zissu, Travel +Leisure


But the industry’s tremendous growth is rapidly degrading its destinations – the very products it promises. Its continued financial success is based on the sustainability of these destinations. If the cruise industry does not see this as enough reason to impose regulations, then the international community has a responsibility to step in, both for the people who live in destinations that depend on tourism and for ourselves as tourists who want there to be a world to see well into the future.

Time to rock the boat? The Cruise ships can destroy the very destinations they try to sell us, by Jillian Rickly, The Conversation


Destinations on Google integrates the puzzle pieces.

Your Nest Trip, Courtesy of Google Search, by Stephanie Rosenbloom, NY Times Travel / Getaway


TripAdvisor may have given every traveler a “voice”, but it’s up to each of us to decide to use it in a responsible way.

What You Don’t Know About TripAdvisor, by Heather Stumbler-Hall


In Finnish Lapland, they are now witnessing how small villages are becoming interesting destinations by offering visitors a taste of their day-to-day life. A good example is the village of Salla with its slogan ‘in the middle of nowhere’ and products such as a ‘nothing is happening week’, proposes Garcia Rosell. Note this does not mean that there is nothing happening. Rather, in Salla one will not be distracted by noise but instead ‘only the sound of a bear snoring in its nest or the Northern Lights flaming in the sky’. Silence, the periphery, polar nights and everyday life are becoming essential ingredients for the development of attractive destinations.

Greenland as a slow adventure destination


Hurtigruten er ikke bare for gamle turister.

Jeg tok feil, Lisa Friborg, ND Debat


 

Ps. I’ve decided start publishing, one a week, a list of articles I’ve read and found worth to read. For everyone interested in travel, some way or another. Grab a coffee and enjoy responsibly!