Articles tagged “sweden”

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook have left if and when it sells its airlines and Nordics divisions?

4 months ago

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Is airline passenger behavior in Sweden, where the numbers have been dropping, an outlier, or a sign of things to come? What is certainly true is this is a signal to airlines to get their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints in high gear.

5 months ago

New Swedish Museum Is Betting Tourists Will Flock to Gross Food

New Swedish Museum Is Betting Tourists Will Flock to Gross Food

Vanessa Gera and Aleksandar Ljubojevic, Associated Press

Some museums have been leaders in emerging tourism trends in recent years. Those trends include travelers' fascination for strange, even disgusting, experiences that they can't get at home.

11 months ago

Scandic Hotels Hopes Currency and Warm Weather Will Help Fill Beds This Summer

Scandic Hotels Hopes Currency and Warm Weather Will Help Fill Beds This Summer

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Scandic Hotels isn't just counting on summer heat and a weak krona to put more heads in beds this summer. It's also investing in its digital and customer experiences that could also entice people to book stays.

1 year ago

Stockholm Has Too Many Hotel Rooms

Stockholm Has Too Many Hotel Rooms

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Now seems like a great time to score a deal on a hotel room in Stockholm. Its current situation demonstrates the careful balance required between supply and demand in the hotel business.

2 years ago

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

Jesse Desjardins, Skift

The big lesson here is that digital first is the future.

2 years ago

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sweden is in a unique position to tell a story that few other countries can. While Airbnb may be able to build a new revenue stream in destination marketing, it's also interested in getting bookings from its listings in the country.

2 years ago

Sweden Ranked as Having Best Passport in the World

Sweden Ranked as Having Best Passport in the World

Justin Bachmann, Bloomberg

Soon after this story was written, Sweden reintroduced compulsory military service so its passport comes with new responsibilities but the overall point about the desirability of its passport remains.

3 years ago

5 Big Travel Winners at Cannes Lions Advertising Awards

5 Big Travel Winners at Cannes Lions Advertising Awards

Jesse Desjardins , Skift

Airbnb has emerged as the leader in travel product. Now it's horning into travel creative, as well.

3 years ago

Sweden Positions Locals as Global Tourism Ambassadors With First Country Phone Number

Sweden Positions Locals as Global Tourism Ambassadors With First Country Phone Number

Deanna Ting, Skift

This clever campaign takes advantage of an often underutilized tourism resource that most destinations overlook: locals.

3 years ago

Sweden’s New Travel Restrictions Signal a Return to Europe’s Borders

Sweden’s New Travel Restrictions Signal a Return to Europe’s Borders

Karl Ritter, Associated Press

The lack of leadership on issues like this around the world is only equalled by the misplaced fear.

4 years ago

The Future of Meetings Is Cold and Exclusive at Sweden’s Icehotel

The Future of Meetings Is Cold and Exclusive at Sweden’s Icehotel

Greg Oates, Skift

The original vision at Icehotel 26 years ago combined a love for sustainability, creativity and local culture in a hotel environment, which has come to define today's corporate incentive programs.

4 years ago