The course will expand, deepen and integrate knowledge of tourism and tourism development in the north through the planning and implementation of a tourism development project in a circumpolar north destination. This year, the realisation of this international course will take place in northern Norway and bring together over 30 master level students, 6 lecturers and industry stakeholders as well the representatives of local communities.
In the course, we will plan, conduct and report on a tourism development case study project of a tourist destination in the Circumpolar north. Knowledge will be applied through seminars with faculty in the field, hands-on fieldwork, presentations to key stakeholders, including community members, and faculty, and reporting in ways that further thesis work and tourism research in general.
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The field course is part of the activities of the UArctic’s Northern Tourism Thematic Network, and pilots the planning and development of the Network’s future Master Program in Northern Tourism. In addition, UArctic has supported the course for the purposes of planning for cooperative research activities.