Our interest in this project is based on the fact that The Faroe Islands is facing a rise within the tourism sector, and we wish to research how the rise of tourism affects the local community and environment. To narrow down our problem statement, we have weighed our focus on the small island Mykines, located on the westside of The Faroe Islands. Mykines, an island consisting of only fifteen all-year inhabitants, is facing large challenges due to tourism in relation to its small size. Besides this, Visit Faroe Islands is branding their country as “unspoiled, unexplored and unbelievable”, while a lot of the tourist informations wants to use sustainability as a branding tool. This leads to our question about, if it is really possible to make tourism sustainable?
In the first part of the project we have analyzed how The Faroe Islands is managing the increasing tourism, and we have defined which kinds of tourists most frequently visits The Faroe Islands and why they do so.
In the second part of the project we dig further down to a smaller scale, and put our focus solely on Mykines. We have been analyzing Mykines as a place, while also stating what makes Mykines an experience for tourists. Next we have stated the various challenges that Mykines faces as a popular yet undeveloped tourist attraction, which leads to the stakeholder analysis we have been created. Furthermore we have been discussing if Tourism can be sustainable, while bringing in ideas for solutions to the tourism challenges.
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