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Hybryd planes only in Norway Norway announces plan for all-electric short-haul flights from country by 2040 All short-haul flights Norwegian airports should operate on 100% electrical power by 2040, according to the state-owned operator, Avinor. The company intends for all flights departing its airports of 90 minutes or less to take place on fully electric aircraft, which will include destinations in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Domestic air transport currently accounts for 2.4% of Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions. It's first step towards this goal has been to order an Alpha Electro G2 electric two-seater aircraft from Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel. The aircraft, which has a range of 130km and can remain airborne on a single charge for around an hour, is said to be the first of its kind approved for commercial series production. Avinor has also stated that it intends to be testing a 19-seater electric aircraft by 2025. “Avinor’s vision is to have all domestic air traffic electrified by 2040. We are taking a leading role in electrifying the aviation industry in Norway, in close cooperation with authorities, airlines and aircraft manufacturers,” Avinor CEO Dag Falk-Petersen said. Vestnorden Travel Mart in Iceland Vestnorden Travel Mart is the annual trade show for tourism in the West Nordic countries – Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Vestnorden has been the main platform for promoting this astonishing region as a tourist destination since its establishment in 1986. This year it takes place in Akureyri, Iceland, October 2-4. Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, director Visit Iceland: “The goal for the Vestnorden Travel Mart is to establish new travel trade opportunities as well as reinforcing established relationships with the key actors in the tourism field of the three destinations. As such, the trade show offers you an extensive professional introduction to the products whether you seek a unique natural, cultural or adventure experiences. Every other year Iceland hosts the Vestnorden Travel Mart and we take a great pride in showcasing the best of what Icelandic tourism trade has to offer. We see the trade show as a valuable venue each year for suppliers of the three destinations as well as the buyers to connect with new contacts and businesses and strengthen the ties with the three countries.”. To secure an early fee, buyers shoyld register before June 15 for Euro 710. Late fee will be EUR 820. Registration fee for two persons as sellers, including booth is EUR 2.750. Thre three countries Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland offers offers pre-tours and post-tours. Beside Vestnorden Travel Mart offers 15 different tours on October 2 in the afternoon for both buyers and sellers. 22 >> Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia

Most of the business travelers enjoy traveling A new secret is revealed: frequent business travelers are taking time for fun and personal activities during their business trips. According to National's survey, despite the challenges, 92 percent of business travelers report feeling satisfied with their quality of life on the road. New research from the first National Car Rental State of Business Travel Survey shows frequent business travelers are displaying a healthy habit of managing work/life balance on the road – but many are keeping it to themselves. Overall, 80 percent of business travelers feel they deserve to take a break from work and make time for themselves during business trips. Yet 38 percent think telling their bosses about fun and/ or personal activities while traveling is a "no-go;" 40 percent avoid telling co-workers, and 31 percent aren't telling their spouses or significant others. One fourth (25 percent) of business travelers even go so far as to avoid posting on social media about fun times had while on the road. But all the secrecy may be unwarranted. Results from the National survey show that nearly all bosses and supervisors surveyed (92 percent) support their employees when they take time out to enjoy themselves while traveling for business. "Business travel may seem glamorous to some, but the reality of navigating airports, managing hectic meeting schedules and sleeping in unfamiliar places can become tiresome and stressful over time," said Ron Connors, vice president of brand marketing for National. "We're in the business of helping frequent travelers mitigate some of that stress by providing them with an expedited, efficient rental process. So we were pleasantly surprised to see our survey results showed not only are frequent business travelers finding ways to balance both business expectations and personal interests on the road but that their bosses support them in doing so." In fact, striking that balance to make business travel more enjoyable has clear benefits. According to National's survey, despite the challenges, 92 percent of business travelers report feeling satisfied with their quality of life on the road. The majority (57 percent) report working more hours and 48 percent say they have more focus when traveling for business. In addition, 40 percent state they're more efficient on the road and 51 percent stay calmer when they travel for business compared to their everyday lives. Further, 86 percent of business travelers report successfully managing their personal lives while on business travel. Eighty-three percent consider themselves "business travel pros" while 84 percent say they know how to make the most out of life while traveling for business. Additional results from National's State of Business Travel Survey include: 2018 Business Travel Forecast A large majority of frequent business travelers report they'll head out on as many or more business trips in 2018: • Ninety percent of business travelers plan to travel at least the same amount or more in 2018 compared to 2017 (63 percent report traveling the same amount; 27 percent say they plan to travel more). • Male Millennials (41 percent) and Generation X females (36 percent) are the age groups who said they will most likely travel more in 2018. • Eighty-nine percent are satisfied with the amount of business travel they do. Baby Boomers Are Most Satisfied with Business Travel When generations were surveyed, older audiences reported feeling the most satisfied with the state of their business travel. • Baby Boomers (93 percent) were significantly more likely than Millennials (89 percent) and Generation X (86 percent) to be very or somewhat satisfied with the amount of business travel they do. • Baby Boomers (94 percent) are also significantly more satisfied with their quality of life on the road compared with Generation X (90 percent). • Generation X men are most dissatisfied with the quality of their life while on business travel (11 percent very or somewhat dissatisfied). Business Travelers Take Advantage of Loyalty Programs and Technology Business travelers report loyalty programs are high on their list of tools that help them master the business travel game: • Sixty-six percent report membership in airline loyalty programs; 64 percent report membership in hotel loyalty programs; 39 percent report membership in car rental loyalty programs. • Business travelers say smartphones and loyalty programs keep them more balanced and connected to their personal lives while on business trips (80 percent smartphones; 57 percent airline loyalty programs; 56 percent hotel loyalty programs; 28 percent car rental loyalty programs). Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia

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