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Season’s greetings from Scandinavian Perspectives! We would like to thank you for a very exciting year! We are certain that the year of 2012 will be even more rewarding! Read more

World Travel Market 2011 Scandinavian Perspectives will participate in the World Travel Market, London, November 7th-10th. Welcome to visit our stand EM140b! For a personal meeting, please send me an email: , thank you. Read more

Scandinavian Perspectives can now offer a winter experience in which you will meet Santa Claus and get the opportunity to try all the classic Scandinavian winter activities. Read More Read more

Rooms available during UEGW congress in Stockholm! We have rooms available during the UEGW congress in Stockholm, 22-26 October. Book your room to a great value price at a centrally located 4-star hotel! Please contact us for more information. Read more

Enjoy some exciting winter activities while you are in Scandinavia. In the city of Alta in northern Norway we can now offer you some great exceriences that will fulfill your expections on the Scandinavian winter! Read more… Read more

Take a Norwegian excursion! Discover the best of southern Norway! This Norwegian excursion will give you some of the best experiences in Norwegian nature and culture! Read more… Read more

Northern Tour – great contrasts! This tour takes you not only to two pulsating capitals, you will also discover the very best of nordic nature! Read more… Read more

Important dates for congresses and fairs 2011 Below are dates for the biggest congresses and fairs in Scandinavia during 2011. During these dates it might be difficult to get hotel rooms in the cities concerned and prices are higher, so make sure you book on time! Congress/Fair/Event City Dates NorShipping Oslo May 24-27 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm May 27-29 Efort (Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Copenhagen May 31 – June 5 Eshre (Human Reproduction and Embryologi) Stockholm June 2-6 Gothia Cup (Soccer Tournament) Gothenburg July 17-23 Book fair Gothenburg September 22-25 Ecco (Cancer) / Esmo (Medical Oncology) Stockholm September 23-27 UEGW (Gastroenterology) Stockholm October 22-26 Read more

Temppeliaukio Rock Church closed for renovations Temppeliaukio Rock Church in Helsinki will be closed for renovations starting 6th of Jan and opening again in June this year. Read more

With warm regards from all of us at Scandinavian Perspectives Anna, Mila, Arisa, Kaihong, Ann, Fanfan, Miho, Elby, Gisela and George! (Miho, Gisela, Elby and George couldn´t make if for the photo-shoot) Opening hours during Christmas Holiday: 24th -26th of December – Closed 31st of December – 2nd of January – Closed 5th of January – Half day 6th of January – Closed Read more

Little Mermaid back in Copenhagen The statue of the famous Little Mermaid returned home safely after participating in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. She was placed back on her perch in the Copenhagen harbour on 20 November after her first-ever journey abroad. The 1.5-meter bronze statue is Copenhagen’s most famous landmark. In April she left home to become the centerpiece of the Danish pavillion at the Expo, which successfully attracted 5,5 million visitors. Read more

Scandinavian Perspectives at Expo in Shanghai On 29th of October Scandinavian Perspectives participated in an event at Swedish Pavilion arranged by Scandinavian Tourist Board. More than 60 guests from Chinese media and travel trade came to the successfull event which had the theme “Swedish Christmas”. The guests got to learn more about Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. At the same time they could participate in some traditional christmas activies, such as garnishing gingerbreads and making decorations for the christmas tree. It was all very much appreciated. On the 30th of October, one day before Expo closing ceremony, the Swedish Pavilion was awarded gold medal by the International Expo Organization for it´s exhibition. Read more. During the whole Expo period (1st of May to 31st of October) totally 3,5 million people visited the Swedish pavilion, 230 000 children played in the playground outside the building and 2300 official delegations visited the pavilion. The interest for Sweden in China will most probably continue to grow. Read more

World Travel Market 2010 Scandinavian Perspectives will participate in World Travel Market, London, November 8th-11th. Welcome to visit our stand EM100c! Read more

Press release September 2010 Sweden attracts Chinese travelers The interest towards Sweden is growing in China. Between 2004 and 2009 the number of guest- nights increased from 23 000 to 98 000. The Quality Destination Management Company Scandinavian Perspectives has been arranging trips and technical visits for representatives from Chinese companies and authorities visiting Sweden since more than 18 years. Elby Kwok Drewsen, founder of Scandinavian Perspectives, says; -They [Chinese visitors] are interested in learning more about anything from garbage recycling to how the Swedish insurance system is structured. Lately we have also noticed a rising interest in Swedish nature, Swedish design and Swedish values among ordinary Chinese tourists. Recently Scandinavian Perspectives organized a tour in Sweden themed “Design and Innovation”. The tour included Stockholm and Småland and was targeted at young and design interested people as well as families. Wu Kaize, 7 years old, won the tour in a drawing activity arranged by IKEA family in China. IKEA has always had a strong focus on children and families and the tour was made in line with their values. Among many other things Wu Kaize and his parents got to meet with Swedish children at an elementary school in Stockholm, experimented at Tom Tits Museum and visited Astrid Lindgren’s World in Småland. -Compared to China, Sweden has a different perspective on children´s creativity and learning. Here, children are given more freedom to experiment, which I think is one of the reasons for Sweden being so far ahead in design and innovation, says Elby who grew up in Hong Kong herself. During the eight-day tour in Sweden, the travelers got to visit the interior design shop Svenskt Tenn, furniture store Carl Malmsten, the Kingdom of Crystal and IKEA in Älmhult. Another participant of the tour, Junjie Liu – an 18-year old design student at the Tongji Design University in Shanghai, says Scandinavian design has been a substantial part of her studies. She can see herself continue her studies at, for instance, Swedish Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. It is noticeable that Sweden no longer is known only for cars, ABBA and green forests. Interior design, fashion and Swedish environmental technologies are now added to what attracts visitors to Sweden. The World Exposition in Shanghai lasts until end of October. The theme of the Swedish pavilion is “Spirit of innovation”, which aims at further highlighting Swedish design and innovation. So far 49 million people have visited the Shanghai Expo 2010. Foot note: Scandinavian Perspectives is a sister company to Lotus Travel. The companies organize tours in Scandinavia and Asia and are official sponsors of the Swedish Pavilion in Shanghai. Read more

Air space finally reopened! (updated 14.00 pm, Monday 26 April 2010) After an extensive closure of the European air space due to ash cloud from volcano eruption on Iceland, the skies are once again reopening. During this difficult time we have taken care of our stranded customers by rebooking them or arranging other transportation where possible. We thank all our travelers and partners for good spirit and cooperation during this period! (updated 10.00 am, Wednesday 21 April 2010) The ash cloud that has been disturbing flight traffic in northern Europe finally seems to be moving away. Danish airspace opened tonight and the Finnish airspace will open from 11.00 am today. All flight traffic to and from Bromma airport and parts of the flight traffic to and from Arlanda airport in Stockholm will open up later today. The overall picture regarding the ash cloud is still uncertain though. Volcanic eruptions on Iceland are ongoing and we will keep all our travelers informed about the situation. If you have any questions regarding the disturbances, please don´t hesitate to contact us. Read more

China’s Terracotta Army to be exhibited in Stockholm A rare exhibition of China’s Terracotta Army is to be shown in a subterranean exhibit space, under the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm. Three hundred and twenty artifacts from eleven museums and more than ten excavation sites will be exhibited. The exhibition presents the story of China’s from 221 BC – 220 AD, featuring clay soldiers and a large collection of never before exhibited objects from five imperial tombs. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to see how China was once created and how this vast empire was portrayed through monumental burial complexes that united China and created the Middle Kingdom, a sophisticated empire that lasted for more than two thousand years. Read more

We are now launching our new spring and summer packages for individual travelers! Enjoy nature, city life and breathtaking fjords in one package! Or why not relax on a luxurious cruise with possiblities to hop off in some of the Scandinavian Cities. Read more Read more

New Museum Opening in Stockholm! Fotografiska Museet is a new museum opening in Stockholm, May 2010. The museum, situated in Southern part of Stockholm with a beautiful view of the city, will offer interesting photo-exhibitions, courses in photography, a unique cultural environment, fine dining and conference facilities. Read more Read more

Chinese Art Replaces Little Mermaid She is a hard one to find a substitute for, but Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has agreed to do the job. While the famous statue The Little Mermaid is in Shanghai for the World Expo 2010, 1 May – 31 October, an exchange installation by the Andy Warhol of China will take her place in Copenhagen. Read more Read more

Happy New Year! 14th of February 2010 is not only Valentine´s day but also the day that we enter the year of the Golden Tiger. The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. It is a sign of strenght and courage. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered by the ancient Chinese as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts. On New Year’s day itself, it is beneficial to celebrate, to be happy, to have smiling faces, and to refrain. For those daring to take a step out in the unknown this could be the year when everything happens! An excellent year to explore, discover and experience! Which animal are you? Rat, born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox, born 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger, born 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit, born 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon, born 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake, born 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse, born 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Goat, born 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 Monkey, born 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 Rooster, born 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 Dog, born 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 Boar, born 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 Read more

From January 25-29 Scandinavian Perspectives will participate in Scandinavian Tourist Board workshop in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Read more

All of us at Scandinavian Perspectives wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Opening hours during christmas: 24th-27th of December: Closed 31st of December – 3rd of January: Closed 5th of January: Half working day 6th of January: Closed Read more

World Travel Market Scandinavian Perspectives will participate in World Travel Market, London, November 9th-12th. Welcome to visit our stand EM5020a! Read more

New look! Today we launch the new look of our website. Soon we will also add an online booking function. If you have any comments or suggestions we welcome you to contact us. Read more

Stockholm Green Capital 2010 The city of Stockholm has continuously made investments in technically advanced infrastructure to improve the environment, such as cleaning of the water, heating systems and extension of the public transportation system. In 2010 Stockholm will be the European Green Capital! Read more. Read more

Shanghai World Expo 2010 Scandinavian Perspectives together with sister company Lotus Travel are appointed the official travel organizers for the Committee for the Swedish participation in World Expo 2010 Shanghai. Appointment letter We organize travel arrangements in Scandinavia for business delegations and tourists from China to Sweden and rest of Scandinavia including: • Air tickets from and to China • Hotel accommodation • Transportation • Guides & interpreters • Meetings & conferences • Study visits • Tailor-made tours If you need our service during the expo, please contact us Read more

Business Woman of the Year, Congratulations Elby Kwok Drewsen! Read more