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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘wellness tourism’? A group of young women meditating on a beach? Someone receiving a calming massage in a luxury spa setting?
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If you’re working with tourism in Greenland, it’s worth knowing the points which will come to shape 2019 and beyond.
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Local guides play an important role in keeping tourism sustainable. Read here about a few of Greenland’s newest, and upcoming, local guides that you might work with one day.
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The sustainable tourism in Greenland is buying local services and goods. Read this article where we tell you how to find a full list of Greenlandic tour providers so you can work directly with the locals
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Sustainable tourism is “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” UNWTO, World Tourism Organisation. Sustainable and responsible tourism in Greenland is on the rise. Read more about the 13 tourism providers or operators who are doing some great work.
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The Port Readiness Program has been compiled to inform cruise destinations about the opportunities for local revenue, higher employment and planning of tours in relation to the development of the industry.
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We hear a lot about ‘guidelines’ in relation to Arctic tourism, and it can be difficult to stay on top of what each of them mean, where they are implemented and how they affect you as a member of the tourism industry.
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Tourism is growing and this growth is expected to continue with the new airports. Both the industry and Visit Greenland want this growth to be based on quality in the experiences and products that Greenland offers.
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COVID-19 has damaged the tourism industry, and the prospects for the cruise tourism season in 2020 are particularly unsure.
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how do you implement more sustainability into your business in practice?
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Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is on its way to being the first capital city in the world to be certified under the EarthCheck Destination Standard.
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“I am proud to have put responsible tourism with a focus on sustainability on the agenda.” On the 26th of February, Julia Pars will have her last day at the office in Nuuk.
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One of the most important things in times of crisis is to understand the impact that it has on people's behaviour. When tourism starts again, it will not be the same as it was before.
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It was a great honour for the Kingdom of Denmark when Greenland’s tourism board, Visit Greenland, on Tuesday won a Webby People's Voice Award, also known as the Oscars of the Internet, for their self-produced video "The Future of Travel in Greenland".
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The Greenlandic population has in general become more positive towards tourists. This is according to a new report made by Visit Greenland.
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2020 was a tough year for the tourism industry in Greenland. The COVID-19 crisis meant redundancies and financial losses for the industry.
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With a new joint effort in the period 2021 - 2022, Visit Greenland and the regional DMOs are intensifying their work and cooperation.
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Let's kickstart a strong and resilient tourism industry with sustainability - economic sustainability, social and cultural sustainability, and environmental sustainability.
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The news that Nuuk has been certified by EarthCheck as the first capital city in the world to become a sustainable tourism destination brings joy to the tourism industry.
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Greenland is embarking on a journey, somewhat forced by the rapid changes in the climate, somewhat voluntarily in the way we choose to adapt. We are inviting the upcoming leaders in sustainable tourism to join us. To come with us on this journey through time – and to a place like no other.
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Liz Cooper, Industrial PhD Candidate at Visit Greenland, takes us through her first piece of research and presents 4 key points of debate, and 8 priorities for sustainable tourism development in Greenland.
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In September 2021, Visit Greenland, in collaboration with Greenland Travel, conducted a large survey investigation among potential and previous tourists to Greenland.
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The winner of Greenland Tourism award 2021 is now decided and a tourism operator from the Disko Bay Region wins
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Visit Greenland has developed a new simplified segmentation model with only 3 segments, instead of the original's 11 segments
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In the most literal sense, Greenland is positioned as the still-frozen epicentre of climate change. The population is on the front line with temperature increases three times higher than the world average.
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The commercial interest is not considered high enough for Greenland to be responsible for the climate, environmental and natural risks associated with oil and gas extraction. As the first Arctic nation, Greenland is putting an end to this extraction.
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Greenland’s proportion of green energy varies from town to town to settlement. With an agreement on new hydroelectric plants in Qasigiannguit and Aasiaat and the expansion of the existing one in Nuuk, green energy should spread across the Greenlandic geographical map.
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Beautiful deep red rubies, a colour that symbolises good luck in China, are also something Greenland has to offer. Near the settlement of Qeqertarsuatsiaat, 4-5 hours south of Nuuk, lies Greenland’s ruby mine.
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Climate change poses challenges to traditional livelihoods and hunting practices. More people are turning to the tourism industry to support themselves, and they are worth their weight in gold.
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Greenland can impress with wild-caught meat and fish - animals that have lived the best free life. Therefore, Greenland turns the vegetarian’s fundamental narrative of deprivation and climate footprint on its head, as all other food has to be shipped to the country and leaves a large carbon footprint.
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The news that Nuuk, as the first capital city in the world, has been certified as a sustainable tourist destination by EarthCheck is a source of joy in the tourism industry.
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Greenland has miles of magnificent unspoiled nature and colourful culture-filled settlements that do not need a UNESCO accreditation to be appreciated by visitors. However, UNESCO is an iconic brand that sells, guaranteeing visitors that they will experience a unique place.
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Human, social, economic and environmental sustainability. Meet various topics to talk about sustainability in Greenland.
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On the 18th of May in 2022, Anne Nivíka Grødem, Acting Director of Visit Greenland attended the Future Greenland event and gave a speech about the brand value of a sustainable Greenland.
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From 25-27 April 2023, more than 100 private and public tourism operators from all over Greenland were gathered in Nuuk for the Towards Better Tourism (TBT) conference.