Blog Archive: Tourism

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Arctic Encounters announces the second call for papers for its international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, to be held at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015.

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

This past week, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their tri-annual Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Call for papers for a panel on the ins and outs of the travel writing industry

Arctic Encounters announces an upcoming panel about the various cultural and political (p)layers that make up the global travel writing industry – paper abstracts due 5 January.

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Tourism in West Greenland: A tale of two towns

Tourism in West Greenland: A tale of two towns

University of Leeds doctoral student Will Davies has written a guest blog post about the present and future of tourism in Ilulissat and Aasiaat, Greenland.

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Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Seminars and roundtables at SATW Reykjavik

Arctic Encounters has organised a series of lectures and discussions on Arctic tourism, culture and society at the Society of American Travel Writers annual convention, held this year in Reykjavik from 15–20 September.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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Reykjavík Pride

Reykjavík Pride

Arctic Encounters researcher Michael Leonard writes about Iceland’s gay pride festival and pink tourism.

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Applying the postcolonial to Arctic research

Applying the postcolonial to Arctic research

Berit Kristoffersen and Britt Kramvig offer some reflections on Arctic postcoloniality following the first Arctic Encounters conference, The Postcolonial Arctic.

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A not-so-rough guide for aspiring travel writers

Graham Huggan summarises the recent Leeds-based Arctic Encounters workshop, How to Become a Travel Writer

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