Editor’s Note: This article was originally run by Greenland Today. You can read the full article here: Huge International interest in Greenland in the West Nordic Travel Mart in Nuuk
More than 200 companies in the travel industry attended the travel trade VNTM – »West Nordic Travel Mart« in Nuuk September 21 to 22.
More than 300 people from 23 countries was »speed dating« at a number of meetings pre-arranged in advance by the fair’s organizers, so each got full value from their participation
Air Greenland made a draw among the participants of a helicopter ride, and landed behind the expo hall in Nuuk to take the lucky winners on board.
– I am proud of our employees and partners who managed to create a results-oriented business trade show, tells Visit Greenland’s CEO Anders Stenbakken in Nuuk.
– Here a few days after we already received feedback from over 65 exhibitors that overall are very positive.
Visit Greenland’s Chairman Karin Egede has spearheaded the event of VNTM 2013 through her company Z-meetings, where she and her team of skilled employees made everything work, from accommodation and transport to meeting arrangements at VNTM, evening events and modern updates to participants on SMS.
– With many new buyers from around the world, our overall goal is to get more tourists to the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland, continues Anders Stenbakken, who is also chairman of the North Atlantic Tourism Association, NATA.
– At national level, our goal is to create more jobs in the tourism industry in Greenland, continues Anders Stenbakken.
As a nice end to VNTM showed Katuaq a tremendous show of Pipaluk Heilmann with elements from Greenland Nature, culture and history, beautifully interpreted through dance and song, among other things Kimmernaq and Karina Moller. Photo: Kunuk Brøns
– There is some fundamental unique elements in the West Nordic Travel Mart, which is the only exhibition where you can meet all players in the tourism industry from all over the North Atlantic.
– We follow up on the good synergy between the countries when tourism councils are gathered in November at a workshop in Iceland, where we will work on further developing our documentation and statistics in tourism.
– The more knowledge we have about which customers who today are visiting our countries, the better we can target our future joint marketing, including emerging markets, concludes Anders Stenbakken.
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Marketing of the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.