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Rethinking Arctic tourism: tourists’ practices and perceptions of the Arctic in Rovaniemi

  title={Rethinking Arctic tourism: tourists’ practices and perceptions of the Arctic in Rovaniemi},
  author={Alix Varnajot},
The Arctic is facing rapid and significant social, cultural, economic and environmental changes. In recent years, due to ongoing and forecasted climate change impacts, policy-makers’ and the research community’s interest in the region has increased dramatically within and outside of Arctic countries. This is reflected in increasing public visibility and in the amount of attention the Arctic region has gained in the media. In parallel, tourism in the Arctic has undergone considerable growth and… 
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