Christmas greetings from Santa Claus and Rudolph

Before leaving for the Christmas holiday, Animal Tourism Finland would like to deliver an important message from Santa Claus and Rudolph who are two of our lovely neighbors here in the City of Rovaniemi, Finland.

A peaceful Christmas to everyone!

 

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Webinar 5 – Christmas Greetings

This is the fifth webinar of the project “Animals and Responsible Tourism”. In the webinar Tarja and Mikko tell about the last updates of the first phase of the project (work package 1, certifications), which is coming to an end. Then, Minni and Tarja offer an overview of the work ahead in the second phase of the project (work package 2), which will focus on consumer values in relation to the use of animals in tourism.

In January 19, 2017, the results of work package 1 will be presented in the Matkatieto seminar in the Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki. The webinar was broadcasted from the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland on December 15, 2016.

Next webinar will be on January 13, 2017 at 1pm (EET)!

 

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Responsible Animal Tourism – Polar Lights Tours

In this blog post, we present a company case of responsible animal tourism in Finnish Lapland.  The post offers a short interview with Päivi Hiukka. She is one of the owners of Polar Lights Tours.  The company is situated in Veitservasa, close to Levi Ski Resort, Finland. Polar Lights Tours is one of the 11 companies participating in the project “Animals and Responsible Tourism”.In the interview, Päivi talks about her company and the role that animals play in her business. She also tells about their new horse open shed and the value of certifications for their business operations. Polar Lights Tours is certified by Priimatalli (Prime Stable) and Quality1000. The interview was conducted by Tarja Salmela in October 4, 2016.

 

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Webinar 4 – The value of animal welfare tourism certifications

This is the fourth webinar of the project “Animals and Responsible Tourism”. In the webinar Tarja and Mikko talk about the value of animal welfare certifications for animals, tourism companies and tourists. The webinar is based on preliminary results from a series of interviews conducted with representatives of certified tourism companies. The webinar was broadcasted from the banks of the frozen Kemijoki river  in the city of Rovaniemi, Finland on November 30, 2016.

Next webinar will be on December 15, 2016 at 1pm (EET)!

 

 

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