Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 283

283     Arctic Yearbook 2014 The tourist hosts cooperate by using local products and services to fulfill the needs of their guests. Love explained that cooperation was a part of his business plan from the beginning. The idea was a mobile adventure experience company that would produce services for other companies. “This accounts for about 30% of our work today [...] I cooperate with 150 other companies, that means that I can provide a wide range of things in many areas. I buy services from my colleagues, which means that they buy services from me, we help each other out to be able to service big groups and support each other. That’s a very central thing” (Love, participant). Maria and Kurt say that this is important to keep in mind if you arrive as a new part of the community 8