This week professionals working with and within Norwegian travel industry are gathered in Ålesund to attend the NTW 2019. The Norwegian Travel Workshop has been arranged annually for 47 years in a row.
Nowadays, people can afford less and less time, they often have to cut budgets, and the use of technology has taken an important part in our daily business, often replacing social contacts.
More than 800 participants from 30 countries are discussing these and other issues in Ålseund, Norway 1st -5th of April.
The Norwegian Travel Workshop 2019 in Ålesund
This year’s record attendance at NTW proves that selling Norway as a tourist destination has gained wide interest among operators. 360 Norwegian tourist suppliers are meeting over 370 tour operators from 32 different countries through more than 9400 pre-booked agreements.
The evaluation results from last year’s event in Stavanger showed that 100% of the buyers wrote they were satisfied or very satisfied and around 90% stated they would probably come back next year.
Related: Tourism in Norway
Growing interest in tailor-made tours
The workshop going on this week, includes negotiations, networking, great food, music, fun and adventures for the participants.
“Norway is a popular destination, and we see a growing interest in tailor-made tours packed with activities,” says Bente Bratland Holm, director tourism, Innovation Norway.
Feature image (on top): View of Ålseund. Photo: Arnfinn Tønnesen
The Norwegian Travel Workshop 2019 in Ålesund, written by Tor Kjolberg