A strong warm wind messing up my hair. The bright sun which makes all the blonde hair and blue eyes around me shine like the finest of silk and the most exotic of jewels. Street covered with umbrellas and people of all ages dancing salsa […]
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 […]
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 Later This Year by Emily Chang and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg / Skift
RESEARCH ARCTIC TOURISM, EXPEDITION STYLE
Arctia Ltd. is looking for partners to conduct an international Arctic expedition in the summer of 2017. Arctia Ltd. is the owner and operator of eight icebreakers, of which three have both the necessary classifications and the experience in operating in Arctic waters. The company now offers universities and research institutes across the globe the possibility to plan and participate in a unique Arctic expedition conducted in the summer of 2017. The planned expedition is based on the research interests and needs of parties interested.
ARCTIC EXPLORATION CRUISES ARE COMING FOR REAL
Crystal Serenity’s 2016 voyage is pioneering. Beginning August 16, 2016, Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise line to ever navigate the route, maneuvering through 900 miles of majestic waterways lined with spectacular glaciers, towering fjords, and vast unspoiled landscapes away from mainstream civilization and tourism, north of mainland Canada, says the company.
In the longer term, Arctic cruising is expected to increase, and the IMO Polar Code is anticipated to enhance the safety of such voyages.
Tabletop Review for Crystal Serenity’s Arctic Voyage by Wendy Laursen 6.3.2016
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a ninja, you now have a shot. Japan’s Aichi region has placed an advertisement to hire six full-time ninjas as part of their efforts to attract more tourists.
Wanted: Japan Hiring Six Ninjas To Promote Tourism, by Jordi Lippe-McGraw 15.3. 2016
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