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6th International Polar Tourism Research Network

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

The 6th IPTRN conference – “Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Culture, Economies, Innovation, and Change in Tourism” – will follow the IPTRN “study tour” model, and will begin in Whitehorse (22-24 June) and end in Dawson City (June 25-28). During the event, 55 international polar tourism experts will share their research (open to the public), engage with community and local stakeholders, and participate in a variety of signature visitor experiences.

The 6th conference and study tour uses the IPTRN “learning lab” model to explore and problem-solve polar tourism concerns and opportunities in relation to a variety of thematic areas, including: the cultural economy, economic diversification and community development, cultural and tourism entrepreneurship, social, cultural, and environmental impacts, Indigenous tourism, tourism planning and development challenges and strategies, and visitor experience innovation and problem-solving in remote nature-based and wilderness tourism areas.
For more information please contact : Suzanne de la Barre (Suzanne.delabarre@viu.ca). To find out more about the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) or to learn about past conferences (5th Raufarhöfn to Egilsstaðir, Iceland; 4th Christchurch, New Zealand [Antarctica]; 3rd Nunatsiavut; 2nd Abisco, Sweden; 1st Nunavik), please go to:


June 25 @ 8:00 am
June 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Suzanne Delabarre