Norwegian Travel Workshop
On Monday Her Majesty Queen Sonja attended the opening of the Norwegian Travel Workshop in Kristiansand, where she presented the organisation’s distinguished service award. The award was presented for the first time this year.
Her Majesty Queen Sonja attended the opening of the Norwegian Travel Workshop, where she presented the organisation’s distinguished service award.
Queen Sonja, Norwegian Travel Workshop,
The Norwegian Travel Workshop is a trade fair that brings together international tour operators and representatives of the Norwegian tourism industry. Tourism businesses that plan to participate in the international market have the opportunity to present their services and enter into agreements for the upcoming season. The objective of the trade fair is to focus on Norway as a travel destination rather than to promote individual companies.
Distinguished service award
The distinguished service award for 2007 was presented to Karl Mjelva of the Union Hotel in Geiranger and to Edmund Harris Utne of Hotel Ullensvang in Hardanger – two veterans of the Norwegian tourism industry.
The Norwegian Travel Workshop’s award for distinguished service will be presented to Norwegians or professionals from abroad who have made a lasting contribution to, and sought to promote joint activities within, the Norwegian tourism industry.
An annual event
Innovation Norway arranges this annual event, which is now in its 35th year. A total of 350 representatives from 23 countries had the opportunity to network with a similar number of representatives from the Norwegian tourism companies. This year the trade fair was held in Kristiansand over a three-day period. Destination Sørlandet served as a partner for Innovation Norway.
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Laid flowers at London Pub
The Crown Prince, the Crown Princess and Prince Sverre Magnus were among the many people who contributed to a sea of colourful flowers and rainbow flags outside the London Pub in Oslo on Saturday.