People’s Voice Winner

THE WEBBY AWARDS 2021
Category: “Video: Travel & Adventure”

Gold-Badge-Webby

 

 

Future of travel in Greenland: flattening the curve of the coronavirus

Visit Greenland beats CNN to triumph
at the Oscars of the Internet

Visit Greenland won “The People’s Voice Award” in the category “Travel and Adventure”, where we were competing against strong candidates such as Tourism New Zealand and CNN. Visit Greenland’s video was selected from 13,500 entries from 70 countries.

Winning speech in five words

“The Future’s Not for Sale”

The short speech also refers to the Greenlandic Government’s focus on responsible and sustainable tourism.

Greenland is one of the countries where climate change comes to a climax, with average temperature increases that are twice as high as the average for the whole world. The winning video was created to encourage Greenlanders to travel around their own country while there were restrictions on international flights and travel.

About the video

Future of travel in Greenland: flattening the curve of the coronavirus

Originally created as a country presentation for Vestnorden 2020, this video was made to show the Greenland tourism industry’s resilience when the world shut down.

A local staycation campaign, Nunarput Nuan, was launched and embraced by its residents. We also wanted to be positive and show that good things can come out of difficult times.

For Greenland, new products emerged and were tried and tested by the locals. When the world opens again, we look forward to inviting you to sheep farms,  stand-up paddling in icefjords, and great hikes to basalt columns and black beaches! 100% tried and tested by locals!

Honoree Award!

More good news! Visit Greenland’s landing page, ‘Dive Deeper into Greenland’ also received an Honorary Mention by the Webby jury!

COVID-19 in Greenland

Greenland has very few cases of COVID-19 to date. This is because the government of Greenland has had a strict entry strategy.

Last updated: 19 May 2021

2

Active cases

34

Total cases

24122

Tests conducted

0

Hospitalised

0

Total deaths

Visit Greenland launched Nunarput Nuan, our local staycation campaign. This campaign encouraged locals to explore their own country. The framework for the tourism restart campaign was inspired by DTTT (as a part of Tourism Impact Hub).