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    Developing Literary Tourism in the Northern Periphery
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Project Description

N-LiTe, which stands for “Literary Tourism Immersive Technology Acceleration,” aims to leverage technology and foster innovation to generate employment opportunities and drive economic progress within the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region.

Spearheaded by the Western Development Commission, this project is designed to boost the growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the Literary Tourism sector. With a focus on equipping SMEs with state-of-the-art digital tools and platforms, N-LiTe aims to expand their market presence and enhance the overall customer experience.

By tapping into the potential of immersive technology, N-LiTe offers a modern approach to Literary Tourism, ensuring businesses can reach new audiences and deliver unique experiences. N-LiTe also recognizes the need for sustainable tourism practices and aims to extend the tourism season through innovative digital content.

 

For more information in Faroese, please contact Project Manager Annika Lisberg - annikali@torshavn.fo or call us on +298 302425

 

 

Technology will help develop literary and cultural tourism

 

March 15th 2024: Innovation within technology will aid literary and cultural tourism in Tórshavn municipality, thus Visit Tórshavn has become a part of the EU project N-Lite. 

Earlier this week, Visit Tórshavn and the Finnish university KAMK hosted a workshop in the capital.

 

Visit Tórshavn is a part of the EU project N-LITE, which stands for Literary Tourism Immersive Technology Acceleration. One of the aims of the project is to use innovative digital products to enhance literary and cultural tourism on-site.

In this context, Visit Tórshavn, along with the Finnish university KAMK, organized a workshop at Hotel Hafnia earlier this week for representatives within culture, literature, youth, and tourism in the Tórshavn municipality.

The purpose of the workshop was both to familiarise the participants with immersive technology and work to integrate it with literary tourism. Examples of immersive technologies are e.g. virtual reality and augmented reality.

 

Leading the Faroese part of the project is Visit Tórshavn's new destination development coordinator, Annika Lisberg.

 

Annika started her position in January. She is 32 years old, holds a master's degree in tourism from Aalborg University, and has extensive experience in tourism both in the Faroe Islands and in Denmark. Notably, she has experience with green certifications—an area that Visit Tórshavn aims to focus more on.

If you have questions about the project or would like an opportunity to respond to our survey about immersive technology, feel free to contact Annika at annikali@torshavn.fo

 

The N-LITE project began in the summer of 2023 and will conclude in the summer of 2026. The project is funded by the NPA (Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic program). Collaborating partners include the Western Development Commission (Ireland), Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Regional Council of Kainuu (Finland), Visit Tórshavn (Faroe Islands), Västerbotten County Council (Sweden), and The Nordland Museum (Norway).

 

You can read more about N-LITE here: https://westerndevelopment.ie/key-projects/european-projects/n-lite/