Sinikka Kyngäs

Coast is more than just Coast

13 August 2021 | Blog Coastal and maritime locations are the biggest attractive factor in European tourism. South Ostrobothnia region is a land locked area, which is within one to two hours driving distance from the coastline. ‘Hospitable South Ostrobothnia’, the tourism development strategy for the region covering 2020-2028, highlights sustainability and responsibility as well …

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Boats in small port.

There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa: coastal tourism in Latvia

20 May 2021 | Blog There is no sun without a shadow and vice versa. The pressure of epidemiological safety restrictions has created quite doom view in regards of coastal tourism in the bigger resorts and mass tourism destinations in Latvia. However, many coastal tourism companies in periphery, probably, experienced the best year in the …

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The value of Tourism & Recreation

11 May 2021 | Blog The importance of tourism and recreation is deeply woven into society. The sector contributes to the success of other sectors and to a variety societal challenges (quality of life, happiness, inclusion, etc.). As our society is changing, so is the tourism sector, both before and during the pandemic. These changes …

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Changing rooms on the sandy beach.

The changing profile of a tourist requires more skills from an entrepreneur

12 April 2021 | Blog There has been a major shift in human behaviour and mentality in terms of sustainable thinking and acting. The principles of sustainability are more topical in tourism than ever before, and it seems that they are naturally implemented into every development and service provided. Environmental awareness is growing among visitors …

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A young woman on the Pärnu hiking trail.

“I’d get a week in Spain for that!” is by now a familiar cry! The challenge for Domestic Tourism Supplier in Ireland – and maybe elsewhere!

12 March 2021 | Blog ‘Rip of Ireland’ a familiar term uttered by domestic holidaymakers.  A repetition of negativity that focuses on price over value, and doesn’t always compare like-for-like, is a growing concern for tourism providers in traditional busy tourist destinations. Tourism businesses in Ireland have been advised to plan on the basis that …

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Coastal view from Ireland.
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