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Tourisme au nord du 49e parallèle

First Nations encouraged to share their stories with visitors

Hone Mihaka, who runs a Maori tour company in New Zealand, recently spoke at a conference in Whitehorse about his vision of the role of First Nations in the tourism industry. He encouraged Yukon First Nations to take control of the industry, rather than be "commodified" by it.

Organized by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association, the "Sharing Our Stories" conference focused on building the industry in Yukon while ensuring that indigenous communities benefit. The history of the Yukon First Nations is, in large part, the story of the Yukon. Recent surveys found that 22% of visitors rated First Nations culture as an "extremely important" factor in their travel plans and 16% of summer tourists experienced Yukon First Nations culture.

Source: cbc.ca

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Icelandair focusing on Antarctica

Icelandic is one of the first airlines to land a large, commercial aircraft in Antarctica. At the request of U.S. carrier Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), one of the Icelandair subsidiary's B757s made the three-hour flight in November, to see whether commercial planes could land at Union Glacier. Each year, ALE uses less comfortable, passenger/cargo planes to transport some 500 tourists to Antarctica.

Source: jaimonvoyage.ca

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Finland launches large-scale tourism campaign

Six outdoor enthusiasts have been chosen from among some 4,000 contestants to form the team for a 100-day expedition to northern Finland. Created by VisitFinland and Finnair, the 100 Days of Polar Magic expedition is taking the five explorers and their guide to the Finnish wilderness, where they will experience 18 winter-themed activities, including backcountry skiing, mountain climbing, aurora hunting and dogsledding. Throughout the journey, explorers will share their experiences on social media. Internet users will also be able to follow the expedition on the campaign's Web site. The expedition got under way in December.

Source: polarnightmagic.com

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A promising new travel policy for Iceland

The new Icelandic travel industry policy provides for greater cooperation between the public and private stakeholders involved in developing tourism in Iceland. The new policy, called "Road Sign for the Travel Industry," was presented in October 2015 and will serve as a guide to tourism development over the next five years. The new plan will focus on developing travel destinations in Iceland, protecting the environment and boosting profits.

Source: travelwires.com

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Yukon to attract elite Canadian skiers and snowboarders

The Government of Yukon has contributed $160,000 to the Friends of Mount Sima Society to help develop an early-season training facility for elite ski and snowboard athletes from across Canada. Due to a lack of training facilities, competitive skiers and snowboarders often travel outside of Canada to train during the fall.  According to the Minister of Tourism and Culture, "Mount Sima’s pre-season training program builds on successful sports tourism programs and adds to the winter tourism products offered."

Source: gov.yk.ca

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Travel Yukon unveils new tourism commercials

Yukon's Department of Tourism and Culture unveiled five new television commercials in October. Created as part of the Yukon Now 2015/16 winter marketing campaign, the commercials will air on national television over the coming year. More than 160 Yukoners were involved in developing the commercials, which showcase the territory’s heritage and culture, wilderness, wildlife, and iconic drives, and highlight Yukon as both a winter and summer destination.

Source: gov.yk.ca

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Complex with a contemporary design offers adventure tours and expeditions in northern Norway

Located in the Steigen archipelago, Manshausen Island Resort offers visitors a wide variety of outdoor activities. The archipelago boasts the world's largest population of sea eagles, and the fishing is second-to-none. The resort's buildings were designed with the surrounding landscape, 18th-century farm and stone piers in mind. The guest cabins are strategically placed throughout the site so that each one offers a spectacular view. The cabin-fronts are glassed-in and jut out over the water. The cabins' solid-timber construction is designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

Source: architizer.com

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Sweden's ICEHOTEL to open year-round

The world-famous ICEHOTEL, which has been rebuilt every winter only to melt away in the spring for the past 26 years, is about to undergo big changes. Located in Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, the establishment will be expanded to include a permanent structure that will remain open 365 days a year. The 1,200-m2 addition will include 20 suites, a bar and an art gallery, and will run on solar power. The new structure's design will mirror that of the iconic ICEHOTEL. Among other things, the expanded facility will allow visitors to experience the midnight sun during the summer months. The new section is expected to open in December 2016.

Source: icehotel.com

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Showcasing the people that make the company

Lapland Safaris has been organizing year-round adventure tours in the wilderness of northern Finland since 1982. Now one of the biggest tourism businesses in Scandinavia, the company has produced a number of videos to showcase the activities it offers and answer travelers' questions. The Faces of Lapland Safaris video introduces 12 staff members who work in different areas of the business. The idea is to show that, despite its size (some 550 employees in high season), the company is made up of people who are passionate what they do and take pride in creating experiences with a human touch.

Source: laplandthemagazine.com

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Finnish Lapland: Santa Claus Office saved from bankruptcy

The Santa Claus Office was saved from bankruptcy last August. Legal proceedings were initiated in July against Diandoria, the company behind the Rovaniemi-based business, due to an outstanding tax debt of 200,000 euros. In late August, however, Lapland Safaris Group announced that it had bought up a majority of Diandoria shares and paid the back taxes. Business in Finnish Lapland has suffered a recent decline, partly due to a decrease in Russian tourists.

Source: yle.fi

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