How Astrotourism is Creating Business Opportunities in Chile: Interview with Sophie Souyet of Amatista Travels

Sophie Souyet of Amatista Travels in this interview shares why astrotourism is a great opportunity for the development of Coquimbo region in Northern Chile. She also gives useful advice on how to succeed as start-up tour operator.

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How Stockholm Business Region Leads in Talent Attraction: Interview with Anna Gissler

In this interview Anna Gissler, Acting CEO of Stockholm Business Region (with the two subsidiaries Visit Stockholm and Invest Stockholm) shares her thoughts on success factors, challenges and trends in city branding – which, as she says, really isn’t about logos or slogans.

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Interview with Mia Kemppaala, Founder of Polar Bear Pitching in Oulu, Finland

Mia Kemppaala, founder of Polar Bear Pitching in the city of Oulu in Finland’s north, tells us how the event came all about, why Polar Bear Pitching has become so important for the city and why it is important to sometimes take a jump into the cold water, embracing the unknown.

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Interview with Helena Renström on How to Use City Branding for Investment Attraction

Helena Renström, marketing manager of Skellefteå municipality in Sweden in this interview tells us how this small Swedish community managed to attract the country’s largest battery plant. She also reflects on why place branding has to be linked to place development, and which pitfalls city brand managers should avoid.

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