The first Interpret Europe course in the north


At the end of May, Norwegian and Swedish participants from local tourism companies enjoyed the first course for Certified Interpretive Hosts (CIH).
At the end of May, Norwegian and Swedish participants from local tourism companies in Trysil, Sälen and Idre, at the heart of Scandinaiva, enjoyed the first Certified Interpretive Host (CIΗ) course. The participants learned about theory as well as hands-on heritage interpretation during two intensive days.  At the end of the course they applied new tools and skills in interpretation to their own work with tourists.
We had a great time on the course. The participants were very creative. Infusing heritage interpretation into tourism products will help increase the experience and engagement for tourists. In the end, this will lead to quality experiences that guests will pay more for. 
This was the first Interpret Europe course in the Nordic countries. More courses are planned during the year and this is expected to grow the membership base for Interpret Europe in Norway and Sweden.
Kristian specialises in sustainable rural development and regional parks. He is currently attached to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and is the Secretariat Director for the Norwegian Parks Association. He is an IE trainer and the Country Coordinator for Norway. He can be contacted at: kristian@norsekeparker.no

To cite this article:
Bjørnstad, Kristian  (2017) ‘The first Interpret Europe course in the north’. In Interpret Eu-rope Newsletter 2-2017, 13.
Available online:
www.interpret-europe.net/fileadmin/Documents/publications/Newsletters/ie-newsletter_2017-2_summer.pdf

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