Articles tagged “norway”

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg

Aviation is looking to take a cue from the auto industry, making plans to launch electricity-powered planes. Who better then than Norway, whose drivers love Tesla, to be out front on electric planes?

4 months ago

Norway Backs Limits on Airbnb for the Good of the Neighbors

Norway Backs Limits on Airbnb for the Good of the Neighbors

Peter Levring, Bloomberg

Why should Norway be different than any place else? The government wants to ensure that neighborhoods don't get disrupted and that professionals don't nab the housing stock to devote to rentals.

5 months ago

Visit Oslo Campaign Rescues Travelers From People-Polluted European Cities

Visit Oslo Campaign Rescues Travelers From People-Polluted European Cities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Visit Oslo doesn't want to become a shell of itself, lose its Nordic cool character, and attract too many tourists. But it definitely wants a larger slice of international market share, and it is combing through social media for its new campaign to help make that happen.

1 year ago

Norway Is Building the World’s First Ship Tunnel to Bypass Dangerous Seas

Norway Is Building the World’s First Ship Tunnel to Bypass Dangerous Seas

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Norway is becoming ever more popular as a cruise destination, but this tunnel won't accommodate more than the smallest of passenger ships.

2 years ago

Selling the Very Cold, Very Dark Svalbard, Norway as a Winter Tourist Destination

Selling the Very Cold, Very Dark Svalbard, Norway as a Winter Tourist Destination

Alister Doyle, Reuters

Northern lights, polar bears, and extreme cold: It will likely work for a unique kind of traveler.

3 years ago

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overarching trends to the ever-increasing impact of mobile and online technology — and offering a deep look at what’s happening in every critical travel vertical — this is the state of the travel industry in Europe in 2015.

4 years ago

Frozen Beauty: The Gorgeous Winter Drone Video Over Lofoten, Norway

Frozen Beauty: The Gorgeous Winter Drone Video Over Lofoten, Norway

Rafat Ali, Skift

Some serious talent at work here.

4 years ago

The Design Firm That Created the World’s Best Looking Passport

The Design Firm That Created the World’s Best Looking Passport

Jason Clampet, Skift

Yet another reason to envy the Norwegians.

4 years ago

The Disney Frozen Bump Extends to Norway’s Rural Hotels

The Disney Frozen Bump Extends to Norway’s Rural Hotels

The Daily Telegraph

Unless Norway starts forcing locals to dress up like Disney extras, this is a good thing.

4 years ago

Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Puts Norway on the Map for U.S. Travelers

Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Puts Norway on the Map for U.S. Travelers

Beth J. Harpaz and Malin Rising, Associated Press

Norway's marketing tie-in with Disney was key to raising awareness of the destination as the inspiration for the blockbuster hit. Countries are the world are now likely badgering Disney to base their new film on their cities.

4 years ago

Which Nordic Nations Are Making Friends Fastest on Twitter?

Which Nordic Nations Are Making Friends Fastest on Twitter?

Joyce Manalo, Skift

It's not all about friends, but for destinations it is about communicating to as many of your target audiences as you can in a language they can understand.

4 years ago

Norway Puts Tighter Fuel Restrictions on Cruise Ships in Wilderness Areas

Norway Puts Tighter Fuel Restrictions on Cruise Ships in Wilderness Areas

Teresa Machan, Daily Telegraph

Keeping the unspoiled wilderness unspoiled is hard to do without some rules to keep out the pollution.

5 years ago