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Teddy Bear Need A Vacation? Send It To Lapland

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Teddy Bear Need A Vacation? Send It To Lapland

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Teddy Bear Need A Vacation? Send It To Lapland

Teddy Bear Need A Vacation? Send It To Lapland

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Many people spare no expense when it comes to their pets — now you can send a toy on a trip. For $140, your teddy bear to Lapland, where it will visit the Arctic Circle, meet with Santa and return home with photos. No humans can sign up for the tour.

LYNN NEARY, host:

And the last word in business today, teddy bear tours.

Many people spare no expense when it comes to their pets - whether it's pet health, pet toys, pet travel. Well now you can send your toy pet on a trip. For $140, you can fly your tired worn-down teddy bear to Lapland in Finland, where it will visit the Arctic Circle, meet with Santa and return home with photos.

The enterprising company, Teddy Tours Lapland, also offers pricier tours for more adventurous bears. Those trips include a visit to a reindeer farm, berry picking, snowmobile tours, even ice fishing.

If it sounds exciting to you, don't get your hopes up. No humans can sign up for these tours, only teddies.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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