Foresight as a Competitive Advantage for Tourism in Lapland


Duration 1 August 2010 – 31 December 2013


The Foresight as a Competitive Advantage for Tourism in Lapland project (financed by ERDF) boosts foresight knowledge and proactivity in Lapland’s tourism industry. The main objectives are to gain and apply foresight knowledge generated by tourism actors and based on regional needs. The target groups of the project are tourism entrepreneurs, regional tourism organizations, and tourism developers in Finnish Lapland. The foresight knowledge and know-how gained through the project are diversely utilized in the teaching, research, and development activities of the MTI and LUC. 

The project contributes to the development of tourism in 12 communities in Finnish Lapland:  Enontekiö, Inari, Kemijärvi, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio, Pelkosenniemi, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Salla, Sodankylä, and Utsjoki.
The main activities of the Foresight as a Competitive Advantage for Tourism in Lapland project are

A survey of the regional economic impacts of tourism in Lapland
Tourism Foresight Sparring 
The Tourism Foresight Database 
Integration of foresight knowledge and know-how into the teaching, research, and development activities of the MTI. 

The Foresight as a Competitive Advantage for Tourism in Lapland project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (Regional Council of Lapland), 12 municipalities in Finnish Lapland, the University of Lapland, and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences. 

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