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Are you seeking a premier Destination Management Company in Sweden? Among the top DMCs we manage worldwide, CObalt DMC Sweden stands out, ready to provide unparalleled services at your request.

Sweden is a land of rich history and stunning natural beauty. From the majestic northern lights in Lapland to the bustling streets of Stockholm, there’s something for every kind of traveler.

CObalt DMC isn't just any DMC. They delve deep into the essence of Sweden, with a team of local specialists who possess profound knowledge of the country's best spots.

Engaging with CObalt means you have access to their extensive expertise in event planning. This ensures that all your corporate meetings, conferences, or group journeys are executed seamlessly. They possess the skill to turn your concepts into memorable journeys, be it exploring the serene Swedish archipelagos or conducting team activities amidst the enchanting forests.

What truly distinguishes CObalt is their commitment to creating tours that emphasize genuine enjoyment. This involves introducing clients to Sweden's rich cultural heritage, visiting historic sites such as Drottningholm Palace, and indulging in the nation's scrumptious traditional foods.

If you're keen on delivering your clients unforgettable Swedish experiences, CObalt DMC Sweden is the partner you've been searching for. Reach out to us for tailored proposals today.

Latest destination news Sweden

Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries

Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries - 

Thailand has introduced an extended visa-free entry system for citizens of 93 countries. From July 15, 2024, citizens of these countries may stay in the country without a visa for up to 60 days. This is more than twice as long as the previous policy which allowed stays of one month. It will promote tourism and foster international relations with many nations.

Key points on Travel Visa Free to Thailand for 93 Countries:
  • Extension of Stay: Instead of thirty days, it allows visitors from fifty-seven states to stay sixty days.
  • Additional Countries: Thirty-six new states were included in this program so that now it encompasses ninety-three countries altogether.
  • Boost To Tourism: The idea is if Thailand simplify travel rules and extend duration then people will come to visit.
Countries Eligible For This Benefit:

Here are the Countries falling under this policy:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Benefits of the Policy:
  • Tourism and Economy: By giving visitors an additional month it is expected that more people will be able to explore different areas within Thailand thus spending money on local businesses hence boosting economy.
  • Cultural Exchange: Different people coming from various cultural backgrounds take time to understand each other better when they stay longer in one place such as Thailand.
  • Ease of Travel: Such hassle-free procedures allow travellers to plan trips abroad where they can spend extended periods in particular countries while still being able visit others within the same trip.

Implications & Expectations:

This move shows how much effort Thailand is putting towards improving its tourism industry as well as making more it accessible to international tourists. The extra month enables holiday makers not only to see all that this country has to offer but also do so at their own pace thereby appreciating every part of her ancient civilization; natural endowments like sandy beaches or snow-capped mountains; lively cities full of action around clock among many other things worth exploring during their stay.

There has never been a better time for travel lovers or adventurers looking to try something new than now, when you can enter Thailand with absolutely no problems. Plan your trip today and prepare for longer visa-free stays as you explore everything this amazing country has in store. Don’t wait – contact our DMC in Thailand to help plan the perfect trip!

New Namibian Visa Regulations

New Namibian Visa Regulations for Germans and Other Countries - 

New procedures for entering Namibia may be imposed on citizens of 31 countries, including Germany. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration of Namibia stated that these nations’ tourists will have to apply for visas online before the trip, pay the fee prescribed, and have their visas processed upon arrival.

Namibia has introduced visa restrictions against countries not granted similar benefits in response to the country's friendly policy. "In recent years, Namibia has demonstrated good relations and openness towards many nations but some countries have not done so themselves," said an official statement.

Countries affected by the New Namibian Visa Regulations:

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland,Italy, Japan,  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Moldova,  Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,  Switzerland,Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan.

Main Points of the New Namibian Visa Regulations:
  • Application via the Internet: Travellers from affected countries are supposed to apply for visas online before their voyage.
  • Processing on Arrival: Immediately upon arrival in Namibia, their visas will go through processing.
  • Payment of Fees: Visitors must pay visa fees as prescribed online prior to travel.

However, an exact date for the commencement of these changes has not yet been published. According to the Namibian authorities’ assurance on communicating soonest possible when it starts being implemented; therefore one should be prepared to fill out an application form and make necessary payments for visa upon landing at any airport within the country.

Concerns and Responses:

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Namibia clarified that these measures were designed to ensure fairness and equality among nations’ international relationships rather than restricting genuine travel. More information is expected soon regarding what specifically these rules will entail, including when they will take effect.

Planning your next group trip to Namibia and need some help?  Conact our DMC in Namibia. Abenteuer Afrika Safari is a top DMC and organises events, activities, incentives and leisure travel in Namibia.

Austrian Airlines adds New Routes to Innsbruck

Austrian Airlines adds New Routes to Innsbruck - 

Austrian Airlines will increase the number of flights between Vienna and Innsbruck for the winter season 2024/2025. The company will also initiate direct connections to some popular European cities.

The Viennese carrier will operate as many as 19 flights a week on the Vienna-Innsbruck route starting in October 2024. It will additionally offer weekly direct flights from Innsbruck to Brussels, Copenhagen and Warsaw. Between December and March; Amsterdam services will be extended. Charter flights are planned from Innsbruck to Stockholm and Billund during the peak ski season.

Austrian Airlines adds New Routes to Innsbruck

CCO Michael Trestl said of this offer that it represents flexibility but also recognises its importance for Tyrolean tourism: “More frequent connections mean more choice for our passengers. Once again we live up to our role as Austria’s home carrier by offering more flights.” Marco Pernetta, Managing Director of Innsbruck Airport added: “The increased frequencies and new routes are a clear sign that Austrian Airlines continues to invest in our region.”

Lufthansa Airlines also has an expanded schedule for the upcoming winter season: There will be 11 weekly flights between FrankfurtInnsbruck or MunichInnsbruck which can be supplemented by using the Lufthansa Express Bus service which connects Munich Airport with downtown Innsbruck. 

Discover Innsbruck: A Winter Wonderland

In northern Europe there is a city called Innsbrook that sits in the middle of the Alps mountain range. This place is not only a popular destination for those who love skiing but also provides beautiful alpine scenery all year round which makes it perfect for people looking forward to having their souls healed by nature. As “The Capital of the Alps,” it features world class ski resorts where visitors can enjoy snowboarding as well as many other winter sports activities.

Best Things to Do in Innsbrook:

  • Nordkette Mountain Range: This mountain range offers splendid views and excellent skiing facilities which are easily accessible from downtown.
  • Old Town (Altstadt): Visit the golden roof, medieval houses or just sit down at a delightful café.
  • Innsbrook Cathedral (Dom zu St. Jakob): A baroque cathedral with impressive frescoes inside its walls that shouldn’t be missed by anyone who loves art.
  • Bergisel Ski Jump: An architectural masterpiece which also serves as an observation tower giving panoramic views over the cityscape below while hosting international ski jumping competitions on its slopes.
  • Ambras Castle: A renaissance castle housing significant art collections and beautiful gardens where you can take long walks through enjoying every bit of nature’s beauty around you.
  • Winter Sports: Axamer Lizum is one among several ski resorts close to Innsbruck offering slopes for all levels of skier ability; Patscherkofel or Nordkette are others worth mentioning here too. Ice-skating opportunities exist within the city itself along with snowshoe trails and winter hiking paths for those looking forward to more adventurous experiences during their stay in this marvelous part of Austria.
  • Cultural Experiences: If you have never been there before then don’t miss out on any winter festival happening at Christmas time as they never disappoint when it comes down to Austrian food, crafts or festive atmosphere creation at its best

Flight Schedule Overview:

  • Vienna-Innsbruck: Multiple daily flights
  • Innsbruck-Brussels: Saturdays
  • Innsbruck-Copenhagen: Saturdays
  • Innsbruck-Warsaw: Saturdays
  • Innsbruck-Billund: Peak ski season
  • Innsbruck-Stockholm: Peak ski season
  • Innsbruck-Amsterdam: Saturdays, extended until end of March

Need help booking your next group trip? Contact our marvelous DMC in Austria

Visa free Travel to China

Visa free Travel to China - 

China’s new visa-free policy throws open its doors to tourists from 195 countries, making it possible for visitors to come see this fascinating country. Making travel to China easier than ever before! The main purpose of the initiative is to greatly stimulate the tourism industry in China. The rich culture, stunning landscapes and vibrant cities of China are now accessible to visitors who will not be required to obtain visas.

The most fascinating aspect of such policy involves cruise ship travellers. For group tours that arrive in China on a cruise liner, you can enter the country without a visa for up to a fortnight. Thirteen coastal cities fit into this category including popular destinations like Shanghai, Tianjin, Dalian and Xiamen. Picture cruising into Shanghai and spending your days roaming busy streets with historic sites along beautiful waterfronts without having any immigration papers hassle!

Besides these cities, this visa-free entry will enable tourists to also visit their respective provinces directly under central government administration along the coast as well the capital city Beijing .You can see how great the Great Wall is ,walk around in the Forbidden City ,or feel the charm in different parts of China.

In addition to this, seven more cruise ports have been included in China’s expanded visa free transit policy that now covers: Dalian ,Lianyungan,Wenzhou,Zhoushan ,Guangzhou Shenzhen Beihai.Thus simplifying transit procedures for foreign guests sailing by sea.

However despite all these fabulous new policies, attracting international tourists has proven an uphill task for Chinese authorities recently. Nevertheless ASEAN/Schengen/Gulf countries are targeted by such bold moves made by Chinese leaders; it includes Thailand,Singapore,Malaysia and many European countries such as France ,Italy Spain or Germany.

Moreover apart from maritime routes china also focuses on airport-air connectivity improvement and expansion of high-speed rail lines to ASEAN countries and Europe meaning you’ll get smooth and fast travel options within China and beyond to improve your overall travel experience.

Some of the 195 countries that have Visa Free Travel to China 

  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Armenia
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Indonesia
  •  Vietnam
  •  Myanmar
  •  Thailand
  •  Malaysia
  • Cambodia
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Oman

With these efforts,China is not just opening its doors but will be rolling out the red carpet for international travellers. Whether you arrive by sea or air; this new visa-free policy makes visiting China easier as well as more attractive. So pack up and get ready to explore the wonders of China from ancient sites to modern marvels! The adventure of a lifetime awaits! 

Let us help you plan your next group trip to China

86 Countries can Visit the UK Visa Free

86 Countries can Visit the UK Visa Free!

Great news—citizens from 86 countries can now visit the UK without a visa, making it easier than ever to explore the wonders of this incredible nation. Travel to the UK has never been so easy!

Imagine upon arriving in the UK you will not have to deal with visa documentation. If you are going on a vacation, business meeting or any other important event, then easy entry points would make it more convenient for you during your journey. This opens up the opportunity to fully enjoy British cultural heritage, historical sights and city lights.

The range of tourist attractions in Britain is enormous and covers ancient as well as modern time periods. For example, there is Stonehenge and the Tower of London which are filled with tales from English history or there is the London Eye which stretches high above everything else or even Manchester’s busy streets. In other words, something for every kind of traveller whether visiting for a second time or for the first time ever. The visa-free policy is a boon for tourism, inviting more visitors to experience these wonders firsthand.

There is also another benefit for business travellers and conference delegates too. The United Kingdom hosts several world conferences annually as well as various events.Easy entry means you can focus on your professional goals without the stress of visa logistics. So how about mingling with fellow professionals from across the globe within an ever-changing environment; sounds good?

86 Countries can Visit the UK Visa Free

As a result, UK economy gains significant benefits through the increased numbers of visitors coming into the country. In 2023 alone Britain welcomed 38 million visitors spending £31.1 billion which was a record set since its inception. This trend stimulates growth in different sectors like hotel industry, retail trade among others. So, it is not just an interesting journey, but also assistance to a prosperous society in the UK.

This is a must for all sports fans! In 2028 the United Kingdom and Ireland will jointly host UEFA European Football Championship. This major event will attract sports fanatics from every corner of the world who want to see such cities as Cardiff and Glasgow among others. It promises to be a great celebration again enhancing the UK’s attractiveness. So 86 Countries can Visit the UK Visa-Free is just fabulous news for all sports fans. 

Let's not forget the easy access through major airports like London Heathrow and London Gatwick, which handled millions of passengers in 2023. The visa-free policy ensures these numbers keep climbing, fueling the travel and tourism industry.

Some of the Countries that can travel Visa-free to the UK:

Iceland, Norway, Croati, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Botswana, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Estonia, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Panama, Slovenia, Mexico, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Greece, Luxembourg, Maldives, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Australia, Chile, France, South Korea , Cyprus, The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Malaysia, Austria, Malta, Singapore, Argentina, Israel, Germany, Namibia, United States, Romania, Finland.

Visit gov.uk and check the complete list of eligible countries!

Why not plan your next trip to the UK with Brook Green UK DMC? Contact to find out that possiblities now

Discover the Beauty of Denmark, Norway & Sweden with CObalt

Discover the Beauty of Denmark, Norway & Sweden with CObalt!

We are delighted to announce our partnership with CObalt – your number one Destination Management Company for Denmark, Norway and Sweden. What they specialise in is creating memorable events, activities, incentives, and leisure travel experiences in these breathtaking Scandinavian countries.

CObalt: Your Travel Experts For Denmark, Norway & Sweden

CObalt is a legendary DMC known for its expertise and outstanding service in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. With all modesty they can say that we are the best destination management company hereabouts, committed to designing extraordinary trips around this beautiful part of world.

Denmark:

This charming country has always been loved by every visitor due to its rich history, picturesque landscapes and lively cities. Visit Copenhagen – capital city where modern design meets ancient architecture on cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings. Do not miss out iconic Little Mermaid statue, take a walk through enchanting Tivoli Gardens or just enjoy colorful waterfronts of Nyhavn – there’s no way you won’t fall in love with it! It offers mix between cultural encounters and natural beauty

Norway:

Dramatic fjords, rugged mountains and picturesque villages are a few things that Norway is famous for. You can go to the beautiful costal city of Bergen which is surrounded by seven mountains and fjords or you can take a train ride with amazing views through the Norwegian countryside. Watch the northern lights in Tromsø, check out Oslo’s lively art scene or hike to Pulpit Rock for an aerial view of the fjords. Norway has unmatched natural beauty and outdoor activities.

Sweden:

Sweden boasts stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. There’s something for everyone whether it's the busy streets of Stockholm where you can visit Gamla Stan and see the archipelago or if you prefer peace and quiet there are forests and lakes all throughout the Swedish countryside. Take a trip to Gotland Island where Visby, a medieval town, still stands or explore Lapland on foot through some of earth’s most majestic sceneries; also don't forget about fika! If you love nature, history or just want tranquility combined with adventure then Sweden should be your next destination.

Unveil the Magic of Denmark, Noway & Sweden with CObalt

CObalt strives to provide personalized trips showcasing only the best parts of Denmark as well as their neighboring country Sweden and Norway too; so whether an adrenaline junkie looking for excitement, someone wanting deep immersion into Scandinavian culture or simply desiring peace amidst natures beauty – let us help create these dreams into reality.

Ready to discover Denmark, Norway and Sweden? Contact CObalt to start planning your tailor-made journey and Discover the Beauty of Denmark, Noway & Sweden! ! Discovering The Beauty Of Denmark, Norway & Sweden With CObalt sounds like such an incredible experience waiting for us all…Let's make memories together on this once in a lifetime opportunity throughout Scandinavia

Norwegian launches 6 new routes 2024/2025

Norwegian announces new routes 2024/2025

You know what? Norwegian wants to add a little bit of spice to winter travel season 2024/2025 with six new flights from Stockholm Arlanda (Sweden) and Göteborg Landvetter (Sweden) airports. You heard right! There are new destinations calling your name.

What about Stockholm Arlanda? It’s taking you to Hurghada, Egypt; Agadir, Morocco; and Dubai—a city associated with glitz and glamour. What’s happening at Gothenburg-Landvetter? They have added flights to Tenerife, as well as the introduction of more routes to Hurghada and Marrakech. Snowed in by the winter? No way!

Elizabeth Axtelius from Swedavia seems pretty excited about this development. She says that for Norwegian this demonstrates a desire among people to keep traveling overseas. New ways of travel are coming up for anyone planning on business trips, leisure or visiting families and friends in Sweden.

Magnus Thome Maursund who is the commercial director Norwegian himself thinks so too. He believes these sunny locations will give travelers an option from the cold weather during winter holidays.

Norwegian launches 6 new routes 2024/2025

Here is their schedule:

On October 31st, 2024 (weekly flights) – Stockholm Arlanda starts serving Hurghada.
The first flight connects Stockholm Arlanda with Agadir (Morocco) on November 1st, 2024 (weekly).
December 13th, 2024 marks the start of flights between Stockholm Arlanda and Dubai (twice a week).
Starting on October 29th, 2024 Göteborg Landvetter would fly to Tenerife every week.
Göteborg Landvetter kicks off its Hurghada operations on October 31st, 2024 (weekly).
The first flight from Göteborg Landvetter to Marrakech in Morocco is on November 2nd, 2024 (weekly).
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Swedavia’s Green Goals

Although managing ten airports, Swedavia achieved zero fossil CO2 emissions from own operations by the end of 2020. They are working towards an objective that would require all fuel at Swedish airports include sustainable aviation fuels by 2025.

 They’ve even won awards for their eco-efforts, with Stockholm Arlanda named Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year in 2021. And if you’re flying out of a Swedavia airport, you can buy sustainable fuel for your journey through flygreenfund.se/swedavia.

Ready to pack your bags? Norwegian’s new routes are waiting! Plan your next journey to Morocco today

Albania is Ryanair's lastest destination - 17 new routes

200 weekly flights and 17 new routes announced by Ryanair

June 8, 2023 -  Ryanair has announced a significant expansion for its Winter '23 schedule, including 200 weekly flights and the introduction of 17 new routes to and from Albania. This expansion marks Albania as the 37th country within Ryanair's extensive network. It will offer immediate access to vital inbound tourism markets, including Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the UK. Additionally, this initiative will bring competitive fares and improved connectivity for Albanians who wish to travel to their homeland or visit friends and family abroad.

These exciting new Winter routes will help Albania in achieving substantial growth in the tourism industry. It is well-established that countries benefit greatly from the presence of major airlines like Ryanair, which can contribute to capacity growth. Ryanair has consistently and successfully demonstrated its role in supporting European economies heavily reliant on tourism, such as Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, and Malta.

Source: https://ryanair.com

 

 

  

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