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 Workshops 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.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.