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Take It Slow: Get off the High-Speed Tour Bus!

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 12 March 2012

You’ve seen them flocking together at every major tourist site: groups of travellers in bright Hawaiian shirts escorted by their tour guides, who lead them around like herds of cattle. They snap photos with their brand-new cameras and are then wrangled back on the bus. One hopes that one day these folk will realise this is no way to see the world, watching the landscapes whirr by instead of savouring the journey.

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Nutti Sámi Siida Leads in the Responsible Development of Indigenous Ecotourism in Swedish Sápmi

  • Katja Bechtloff
  • 29 July 2011

My experience with Nutti Sámi Siida has been a dream come true. My interest in ecotourism began while I was studying Scandinavian studies, geography and tourism at universities in Germany and Sweden. During my research, I observed that travelers today are ever-more fascinated by the uniqueness and distinctiveness of indigenous cultures, as well as by the often stunning natural environments where these cultures reside.

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