Tourism’s gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland

By AFP   |   24 December 2019   |   11:56 am  
Record numbers of holidaymakers are now visiting Finland's northern Lapland region in winter, in search of an authentic Christmas experience. But despite the economic benefits, the tourism boom faces backlash over concerns about the impact on the area's indigenous Sami people, and implications for the environment in the vulnerable Arctic region.

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