SOFIA HAS POTENTIAL TO BECOME A DIGITAL MARKET CAPITAL IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

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Sofia, capital city of Bulgaria, has the potential to become a digital market capital in the South Eastern Europe. That is what Sofia Mayor, Yordanka Fandakova, said during a round table discussion organised by the Bulgarian – Nordic Chamber of Commerce, in connection of business perspectives of Nordic companies in Sofia Municipality, reports the FOCUS News Agency. 

Mayor Fandakova presented major directions of the municipality’s activities for the development of the capital. 

“We have ambitions to develop competitive power of our city. We identified our sectors for development for which we will take special measures,” Fandakova said. 

According to the mayor, this will happen jointly with the Investment Agency. 

“We rely on the creation of better business environment. We have ambitions to develop the IT sector, pharmacy. We are willing to boost any kind of investment,” she added. 

Source: www.focus-fen.net

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VIL REDUSERE ALKOHOLFORBRUKET I LONGYEARBYEN

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Longyearbyen

De folkevalgte i Longyearbyen på Svalbard ha en reduksjon i alkoholforbruket i byen, men vet per i dag ikke hvor mye alkohol som omsettes, skriver Nettavisen / NTB.

Nå er er det 25 virksomme skjenkebevillinger og salgsløyver i byen, pluss 67 ekstra bevillinger i forbindelse med ulike arrangementer og salgsbevillingen til Nordpolet, skriver Svalbardposten.

Lokalstyret i Longyearbyen (det nærmeste man kommer et kommunestyre på Svalbard) jobber med en ruspolitisk plan, og hovedmålet er å redusere alkoholforbruket. Blant annet skal det gjennomføres undersøkelser blant ungdom minst hvert fjerde år for å kartlegge og sikre statistikk over den faktiske bruken av alkohol og tobakk.

Det er “ikke krav om innrapportering fra bevillingshaverne, det betales ikke skjenkegebyr og lokalstyret har derfor ikke oversikt over alkoholomsetningen”, heter det i sakspapirene. Sektorsjef for oppvekst og kultur, Unn Martinsen, vil undersøke med jurister om Longyearbyen lokalstyre kan kreve statistikk fra bevillingshaverne.

Lokalstyrerepresentant Espen Klungseth Rotevatn (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) ønsker en debatt om alkoholpolitikken i Longyearbyen og mener næringslivet i dag anser det som en formalitet å få alkoholbevilling.

Eivind Trondsen (Venstre) mener det er vanskelig å sammenligne Longyearbyen med andre kommuner siden det er en reiselivsdestinasjon.

– Jeg er veldig uenig i å sette et tak på skjenkesteder, sier Trondsen. 

Kilder: Nettavisen, Svalbardposten, NTB

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INDISK PÅ TOPP I WARSZAWA

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Den indiske restauranten Mr India ligger helt på topp på Tripadvisors oversikt over de beste restaurantane i Polens hovedstad Warszawa, skriver Dagbladet.

I 160 av 225 anmeldelser får Mr India høyeste score.

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DENMARK OPENS EMBASSY IN NIGERIA, EYES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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In order to strengthen its economic and bilateral relations ties with Nigeria, Denmark has formally opened its embassy in the federal capital Abuja and consulate in Lagos, Nigerias former capital and now it’s main commercial hub, with a team of investors visiting the country to discuss ways of attracting investments into the economy, reports the nationalmirroronline.net website.

The team of investors who visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) was led by the consul general of the new embassy, Mr. Per Christensen. He stated that his team was willing to invest in a commercially viable interest with Danish equity.

Mr.Christensen listed some sectors of the Nigerian economy his country would be establishing partnership with Nigeria to boost as renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, power and agro allied sectors. He harped on the important roles and support of the Commission to help navigate them through the Nigerian market and also match-make them with potential local investors. The envoy maintained that the diplomatic mission in Nigeria was established to advise and assist in a number of areas which include, political, consular, commercial, investment, cultural, press, and facilitate business relations and activities between both countries, but however disclosed that the danish Government had officially registered its presence in Nigeria since 1984.

Source: www.nationalmirroronline.net

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AIR MAURITIUS LAUNCHES NEW REGIONAL AIRLINE

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Air Mauritius is set to launch a regional African airline, with the intention of reinforcing connectivity between Africa and Asia, reports news24.com

Carla da Silva, Regional Manager for Southern Africa and Latin America made the announcement at its annual Air Mauritius Awards.

The new regional airline is set to operate as a subsidiary of Air Mauritius and “will increase the Air Mauritius network, adding additional eight points in the African region.

Added to this the airline will be launching operations to Maputo, capital city of Mozambique, and Dar es Salaam, commercial capital of Tanzania, in May. Mauritius remains a popular destination for South Africans and is the fourth largest market for the airline. 

In July 2015 South African Airways and Air Mauritius broaden their code-share agreement to enhance greater connectivity between the continent, South Africa, Mauritius and other inter-continental routes.

“The broadening of our relationship with Air Mauritius follows growing traffic between our two countries not only as a consequence of tourism, but is also concomitant to growing trade between the markets,” said South African Airways Acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout.

In December 2015 Turkish Airlines also announced it would be serving the Mauritian capital city of Port Louis with a four-times weekly flight. 

See more at http://traveller24.news24.com/Flights/air-mauritius-to-launch-regional-airline-20160304

Source: www.news24.com

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VING SATSER MER PÅ USA – WASHINGTON OG BOSTON ER NYE DESTINASJONER

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Kirsebærblomstring i Washington DC. Foto: washington.org

Til tross for en sterk dollar – reiseoperatøren Ving vokser i det amerikanske markede, og det er på Florida økningen er størst, skriver reisenettstedet travelnews.no

Nylig lanserte Ving to USA-nyheter – Boston i Massachusets, og den føderale hovedstaden Washington DC. Til Boston flyr Norwegian direkte fra Oslo Lufthavn, mens Icelandair flyr via Reykjavik til den amerikanske hovedstaden.

– I fjor var det imidlertid Florida som sto for den største økningen i antallet reisende, sier Tonje Løkaas Fossum, markeds- og kommunikasjonsdirektør i Ving Norge.

Interessen for USA ser altså ut til å holde seg, selv om dollaren holder en rekordhøy kurs.

Les hele saken på Travelnews her http://travelnews.no/nyheter/fly/ving-satser-mer-pa-usa/

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

Les vår store bloggpost om de japanske kirsebærtrærne i Washington DC her http://hovedsteder.blogg.no/1330539028_amerikas_forente_stat.html

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EMIRATES MED VÅRKAMPANJE MOT ØSTEN

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I løpet av de to første ukene i mars kan du få ekstra gode tilbud på langturer med Emirates dersom du har tenkt til å reise mellom 8. mars og 10. desember i år. De spesielt hyggelige prisene gjelder for reiser til henholdsvis Dubai, Bangkok, Maldivene, Kuala Lumpur i Malaysia, og Cebu på Filippinene, skriver travelnews.no

– Nordmenn liker å planlegge feriene sine, og derfor er det ekstra hyggelig at passasjerer kan benytte seg av denne kampanjen selv om de nødvendigvis ikke har mulighet til å reise før sent på året. Ingenting motiverer mer enn å vite at du har en eksotisk reise i vente når kulda setter inn mot høsten, forteller norgessjef i Emirates, Terje Grue.

Les hele saken her http://travelnews.no/nyheter/fly/emirates-med-varkampanje-mot-osten

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

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MORE TOURISTS EXPECTED IN PRAGUE FOR EASTER

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This year will see Good Friday as a public holiday in the Czech Republic of the first time.

About 235,000 foreigners are expected to arrive in the Czech capital Prague for Easter, which is 7 percent more than last year, reports the Prague Post.

Easter Sunday falls on March 27 for people following the Western calendar. In the Czech Republic, Good Friday (Velký pátek) will be a public holiday for the first time due to a new law.  Easter Monday (Velikonoèní pondìlí) will continue to be a holiday as well, making a four-day weekend.

Most tourists will come from Europe for the long weekend, with many of the visitors expected from neighboring countries – Germany, Slovakia, Austria and Poland, according to projections by municipal agency Prague City Tourism.

Many visitors will also come from Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and France. Europeans in the last four years accounted for 70 percent of the total number of foreign visitors during the Easter holidays in Prague.

The expected boost in tourism in Prague is in part from people in other parts of the Czech Republic who will have Friday off this year for the first time.

About 30,000 Czechs are expected visiting the capital at the end of March to meet up with friends and family or just for a one day tour, Prague City Tourism said.

In Russia, Easter celebration will be May 1, so tourists from there are expected to come a bit later. Despite the number of Russian tourists decreasing in recent years, Russia remains one of the main tourist supplier to the Czech Republic.

This year, Prague City Tourism expects the 14 percent growth of tourists from Asia, due in part to new direct flights from several cities.

While not as important as the Christmas markets, Prague will again have Easter markets on Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and other locations in the city, operated by several different companies.

The ones at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square will open March 12 and end April 3. During that time, there will also be events for St Patrick’s Day on March 17.

The Old Town Square market will have live music and other entertainment daily, as well as activities for children such as painting eggs.

Animals including sheep and goats will be in a petting zoo.

Good Friday had been a holiday in Czechoslovakia up to 1951, when it was removed from the calendar by the then-communist government.

See more at http://www.praguepost.com/travel2/52150-more-tourists-expected-for-easter

Sources: www.praguepost.com, www.praguecitytourism.com

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THE ROLLING STONES KLAR FOR SIN FØRSTE KONSERT PÅ CUBA

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Foto: therollingstones.com

The Rolling Stones skal spille sin første konsert på Cuba noensinne 25. mars, opplyser det britiske bandet på sine hjemmesider tirsdag, skriver NRK.no 

Konserten, som er gratis, skal holdes på stadion Ciudad Deportiva i hovedstaden Havanna få dager etter at USAs president Barack Obama besøker Cuba.

Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva, som er en innendørsarena med plass til 15000 mennesker, ble åpnet i 1957, og er hjemmebane for Cubas landslag i volleyball.

The Rolling Stones ble startet i London i 1962, og består i dag av Sir Mick Jagger (72), Keith Richards (72), Charlie Watts (74) og Ronnie Wood (68).

Kilder: www.nrk.no, www.therollingstones.com

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