Project Partners

Inntravel

Inntravel

Inntravel is an ethically-minded tour operator based in Yorkshire that offers innovative Slow holidays, in particular self-guided walking and cycling holidays. Among their destinations, they offer popular trips to Svalbard, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Arctic Encounters is working alongside Inntravel to learn about how tourism companies which operate in the Arctic might work better in order to help ensure a positive future for tourism in the region.

http://www.inntravel.co.uk

The Icelandic Tourist Board

The Icelandic Tourist Board

The Icelandic Tourist Board is committed to presenting a diversified image of contemporary Iceland as a place of cultural breadth as well as natural beauty. It is well known for taking a progressive, sustainability-oriented approach to tourism in the country, with a particular emphasis on cultural and environmental modes of tourism. The ITB’s primary aim is to extend the knowledge base of Iceland for local as well as foreign visitors to the island, and while it primarily intends that knowledge to be used for commercial purposes, it is also alert to the changing needs and desires of the various cultural constituencies it serves.

www.iceland.is

Verddevuohta

Verddevuohta

Verddevuohta is a Kvaenangen-based S‡mi collective that uses tourism and tourism-related products to build intercultural dialogues along traditional northern trading routes. As part of its ongoing commitment to decolonisation in the Nordic region, it aims to profit from the theoretically oriented discussions around Arctic colonialism that are integral to the HERA project, using these to inform its more practical, community based approach.

http://www.kvanangen.kommune.no/verdde-prosjektet-verddevuohta.4791357-163213.html

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Snowchange

The Snowchange Cooperative is one of Scandinavia’s best-known environmental cooperatives, specialising in Eastern Sápmi (Finland, Russia) climate-change and indigenous activism. Snowchange works closely with indigenous communities across the European Arctic region, where one of its main aims is to close the gap between site-specific academic research – involving both indigenous and non-indigenous scholars – and the various itinerant Northern indigenous communities whose traditional knowledge and cultural autonomy it supports. The Cooperative plays a consciousness-raising role for a variety of constituencies, both within and outside the European Arctic region, and has strong links to several major international bodies such as the US National Science Foundation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Arctic Council.

www.snowchange.org

The Leeds International Film Festival

The Leeds International Film Festival

The Leeds International Film Festival, which drew more than 30,000 visitors in 2011 and is one of the largest in the UK, is known for promoting cultural diversity in one of the UK’s most vibrant multicultural cities. Its varied programmes often feature anthropologically oriented documentary work, and promotes the appreciation of different, sometimes little-known cultures.

www.leedsfilm.com

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