The Arctic Resort: increasing benefits and reducing impacts from developing Arctic tourism

The Arctic is experiencing and impacted by ever increasing tourism. Areas of the Arctic not previously used as tourist destinations are now planning for a future tourism industry (e.g. Yamal/Nenets autonomous district). There is a need to support the global communities’ desire to experience and value the Arctic and to educate tourists from around the world on Arctic issues but in a way that reduces their impact on the environment and local and Indigenous communities. At the same time, there is a need to maximize opportunities to local and Indigenous communities of sustainable tourism.

The main objective of this work package is therefore to work with the tourist industry and local and Indigenous Peoples to protect the relative pristine environment while also supporting the local and Indigenous communities to diversify their livelihoods by together developing the Arctic in a sustainable way.

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