Greenland and the Faroe Islands are rapidly emerging as tourism destinations in the Arctic, both in general and for Chinese tourists. This growth, and consequent development, is welcome for its potential to spur economic diversification and growth. However, there is a danger that the development could become unsustainable if local interests and desired futures are not held paramount. In this chapter, we introduce Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and their tourism; review what is known about Chinese tourism to these destinations; discuss aspects of tourism development and sustainability as they relate to the particular situation of Chinese tourism development in Greenland and the Faroe Islands; and conclude with constructive considerations for tourism development in these places. These considerations are based on conceptual and theoretical foundations that position outcomes that are desirable to and in service of destination communities as the primary goal of development.
|Title of host publication||Asian Mobilities Consumption in a Changing Arctic|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9780367483616, Young-Sook Lee|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Oct 2021|
|Name||Routledge Advances in Tourism|
- Faroe Islands
- Chinese tourists