Convener: Patrick Maher, Cape Breton University


This session will cover topics related to Arctic Tourism: how is such tourism developed, managed, and governed in relation to both cultural and environmental spheres? What are tourists looking for in the Arctic (demand) and how does the industry deliver that (supply)? The session will critically question the sustainability of tourism in the Arctic region in relation to a variety of cultural and environmental resources, and the sustainability of the Arctic tourism experiences in relation to both consumption and production. The session is organised by the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Tourism.

The session is closely linked with the session 5.1 Arctic Tourism Futures.