Archive for October, 2015

Cultural Responsibility as a Quality Aspect of Tourism Experiences

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

By discussing Sami culture in relation to tourism, this video problematizes the unrestrained massive commodification of indigenous culture for tourist audiences. The experts interviewed in the video draw special attention to cultural responsibility certification as a means to prevent the objectification and abuse of indigenous culture. In doing so, the “Sápmi Experience Quality Mark” is put in the spotlight as a certification programme aiming to promote tourism companies that are committed to offer genuine cultural experiences by guiding visitors through the way of life, values and traditions of the Sami people.

Principles for Creating a Holistic Tourism Experience

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Tourists seek holistic experiences. In the video different dimensions of tourist experience are discussed. The experts interviewed in the video open up these dimensions from theoretical and empirical viewpoints. The aim of the video is to provide the viewer with a basic understanding of tourist experiences and their sustainable production.