Month: March 2016

NORTHERN LIGHTS & THOUGHTS

NORTHERN LIGHTS & THOUGHTS

When I wrote my thesis, I thought how I’d never become a Northern Lights photographer. I was already quite tired of the Lights themselves, no matter how magnificent and captivating the experience still is for me (and probably stays like that forever); to watch them […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BRUSSELS

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BRUSSELS

Three years ago I lived in Brussels for a while. Exciting, challenging, educative and fun period of my life, during which I learned to know in depth (and with debt I left the city after the poorly paid internships) both the loveliest and annoying parts of […]

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 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 100 Expedition – an international expedition in Arctic waters on board a Finnish icebreaker


 

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


 

NINJAS WANTED

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


 

+ HOW AIRBNB DESIGNS FOR TRUST

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