Articles tagged “scandinavia”

Tour Operators

Scandinavia’s Tour Bookings Surge Amid Rising Global Temperatures

Online travel agencies report spikes in bookings for activities in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Some places see a near doubling over last year. Are travelers seeking cooler climes as extreme heat increasingly plagues southern Europe?

Scandinavia’s Tour Bookings Surge Amid Rising Global Temperatures

News Blog

Smartbox Group Acquires Nordic Experiences Platform Truestory

European-based experience gift platform Smartbox Group has acquired the Scandinavian experiences platform Truestory. Lasse Kjær, founder of Truestory, announced the acquisition in a LinkedIn post, stating the Nordic-centred experiences platform, with some "1,000 live experiences from more than 600 hosts", now had a "new owner who wants to invest in Truestory to redeem the long-term potential of the business."…

Airlines

SAS CEO: European Airlines Desperately Need Consolidation

For now, SAS is focused on getting out of bankruptcy in clean financial shape, and hopes to be part of whatever larger European airline landscape emerges in coming years.

SAS CEO: European Airlines Desperately Need Consolidation

Hotels

Billionaire’s Sommerro Hotel in Oslo Taps Into Immersive Neighborhood Trend

Billionaire Petter Stordalen's new hotel in Oslo, Sommerro, and his soon-to-open sister property, Villa Inkognito, are noteworthy. They take the experiential travel trend in new directions.

Billionaire’s Sommerro Hotel in Oslo Taps Into Immersive Neighborhood Trend

Airlines

SAS Restarts Talks With Pilot Unions to Secure New Pay Deal

A one-day strike has already hit the airline by up to $123 million, as the 2,550 flight cancellations affected 270,000 passengers. Unions have the upper hand, so we may see a breakthrough today.

Airline Weekly

Eurowings Leads Lufthansa Group’s Expansion Into Scandinavia

With its budget airline Eurowings expanding into Sweden, the Lufthansa Group is getting a toehold in Scandinavia. With both SAS and Norwegian Air downsizing, Lufthansa and other European airlines think the region is ripe with opportunity.

Eurowings Leads Lufthansa Group’s Expansion Into Scandinavia

Hotels

Europe’s Scandic Hotels Targets Youthful Travelers With New Economy Brand

It's about time Scandic added another brand to its portfolio. The idea to widen the company's market in the economy segment is eminently sensible.

Europe’s Scandic Hotels Targets Youthful Travelers With New Economy Brand

Airlines

Scandinavian Airline SAS Gets Good News — For Now — on Norwegian Route Changes

While Norwegian's decision to pull its long-haul routes out of Copenhagen and Stockholm is good news for SAS in the short term, it points to a bigger challenge in the long term.

Scandinavian Airline SAS Gets Good News — For Now — on Norwegian Route Changes

Business Travel

Thomas Cook’s Nordic Business Gets New Owners

Even though Thomas Cook Group is no longer around, parts of the company live on. The Nordic business was pretty profitable, crucially has strong local brands, and isn't weighed down by an extensive store network. It's easy to see how it can be a success in the future.

Thomas Cook’s Nordic Business Gets New Owners

Business Travel

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?

Thomas Cook wasn't just a UK business: It had operations across Europe, some of which were pretty profitable. They're now in a race against time to secure their future and find new owners.

Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes?