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SUSTAINABLE ARCTIC TOURISM ASSOCIATION


The Sustainable Arctic Tourism Association (SATA) was founded in October 2005.

Most people who live in the arctic or visit it want it to maintain its qualities. But for example it is as a traveller hard to know the quality of one specific operator and the nature of the region in advance of booking a trip. It is also hard for an individual operator to define his or her own quality. The Sustainable Arctic Tourism Association (SATA) is an international association based in Sweden, and we want to deal with this problem. The SATA wants to develop contacts between tourism operators, travellers and nature conservation interests in the Arctic.

The project SMART also mentioned in this website has created a number of principles for sustainable tourism in the Arctic and a set of training modules. They form the base for SATA and for the development of a code of conduct or - in the future - a label for sustainable arctic tourism. In Sweden, one of the territories of the Arctic, there is already such a label.

The conditions in the countries that form the Arctic have a lot in common, and the world already knows what the Arctic is (in general, but not in detail). You might say the Arctic is a well known trademark with no owner. This is an important advantage for future tourism development. We in SATA want to gather operators, organizations and individuals to make Sustainable Arctic Tourism a sign of quality. Today the members keep contact nationally and the board meets mostly by phone, or over the web by iLink or Skype.

Interested? – Use our results! Take part in our work! Debate in the Arctic Tourism Forum! Read our e-newsletter! Become a member! Are you an operator? - Show your customers that you are a member of SATA!

Get in touch with SATA through your nearest national contact! SATA is a young organization and becomes what its members make of it!

What is in it for you?

SATA is in an early stage at the moment, and member benefits are under development. What we can offer is to become part of an international group of like-minded people representing tourism businesses, NGOs, government agencies and dedicated individuals. And the opportunity to contribute and shape the further development of the association and the discussion of sustainability in the arctic tourism context. You can be certain that there is more to come!

Membership is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. The annual membership fees for 2006 are:

  • Business member - 50 €
  • Associate member (organizations or public entities) - 50 €
  • Individual member - 20 €

More information about how to become a member of the Sustainable Arctic Tourism Association will be available soon. If you would like to be contacted when members are accepted or have any other questions regarding the Association, please contact us.

CANADA, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Mr. Mike Couvrette
Government of North West Territories, Industry, tourism & investment
Phone: +1 867 872-6432
E-mail: Mike Couvrette
Internet: www.gov.nt.ca

CANADA, NUNAVUT

Ms. Kira Peña
Nunavut Tourism
Address: BLDG 157, X0A 0H0, Iqualuit, Nunavut,Canada
Phone: +1 867-979-1261
E-mail: Kira Peña
Internet: www.nunavuttourism.com

FINLAND, LAPLAND PROVINCE

Mr. Jari Laitakari
Poyry Environment Oy
Address: Urheilukatu 3-5
FIN-96100 ROVANIEMI, FINLAND
Phone: +358 40 51 77 063
E-mail: Jari Laitakari
Internet: www.poyry.com

Ms. Mirkka Vaarala
State Provincial Office of Lapland
Address: P.O. Box 8002
FIN-96101 ROVANIEMI, FINLAND
Phone: +358 2051 77648
E-mail: Mirkka Vaarala
Internet: www.laaninhallitus.fi/lh/lappi/home.nsf/pages/indexeng

NORWAY / ARCTIC COUNTRIES

Ms. Miriam Geitz
WWF International Arctic Programme
Address: P.O. Box 6784 St Olavs pl
0130 OSLO, NORWAY
Phone: +47 22 03 65 00
E-mail: Miriam Geitz
Internet: www.panda.com/arctic

RUSSIA, KAMCHATKA REGION

Ms. Martha Madsen
Explore Kamchatka
Address: 41 Bolshakova Street
Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia 684007
Phone: +7 41531 2 66 01
Fax: +7 41531 2 66 01
E-mail: Martha Madsen
Internet: www.explorekamchatka.com

SWEDEN, VÄSTERBOTTEN COUNTY

Mr. Peter Lugnegård
Lugnegård Konsulting
Address: Lavgatan 1
S-93170 Skellefteå, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)70 537 70 68
E-mail: Peter Lugnegård
Internet: www.lugnegard.se

USA, ALASKA

Ms. Wendy Sailors
Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association (AWRTA)
Address: 2207 Spenard Road, Suite 201
Anchorage, Alaska 99503, USA
Phone: +1 907 258-3171
Fax: +1 907 258-3851
E-mail: Wendy Sailors
Internet: www.awrta.org

 


   

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