SOURCE MARKET PARTNERS
Our collaborative approach extends to our source market partnership network around the world. Our source market partners enable us to obtain valuable access and insight in key markets
NordicMarketing is a tourism marketing agency specialising in Northern Europe, working with destinations and service providers in Northern Europe in product development and marketing in order to find the best products for tour operators in Germany and the DACH regions.
Nordic Marking offer high-quality products from Northern Europe to operators, wholesalers and agencies in the DACH area, including detailed information about services, net rates for travel trade, direct contact details and diverse visual material for tour operators and incentive agencies. Nordic Marketing is based in four locations in Germany and Finland.
SPAIN & ITALY
Johan has worldwide experience of sales and marketing and was most recently country manager for Visit Sweden where he was responsible for the Italian and Spanish markets.
Managing a group of 7 Travel Trade Managers worldwide Johan was responsible for developing Visit Sweden's worldwide Travel Trade marketing/ campaign services and acting as single point of contact for customers and partners.
Johan now works in different areas of business, developing relations with multiple industries and the management of relationships with official institutions in different countries: Embassies/ Consulates/ National Export Councils and Chambers of Commerce.
CAROLA STORBACKA MARTIN
Carola has a wide experience of marketing the Nordic counties throughout France where she held senior positions at Europe Incoming and Comptoir des Voyages.
Carola was responsible for the sales of tailor made trips for individuals to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. She is also experienced in the development of travel products in Finland and Sweden, working on the consumer B2C market.
Carola also assisted in high-level NGO and inter-governmental side-events/conferences including an international team under the supervision of the UN Climate Change Secretariat.
Carola Storbacka Martin
As public relations officer for the Scandinavian Tourist Board Japan’s (STB), Kjell Ellefsen worked with both printed and broadcast media, and responsible for the promotion of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. During his tenure at STB, Kjell developed a keen insight into Japanese media, developing content and key messages, as well as leading media teams on inspection visits.
Latterly, as Chief Marketing Officer of the STB, Kjell was responsible for the overall strategic business planning for Japan and the marketing strategies for other Asia markets in which the STB were active as well as hands-on implementation in India and Australia. In 2015, Kjell established his own company to represent Visit Norway in Japan. The company was responsible for the total destination marketing of Norway in Japan.
CEO - Nordisk
Based both in Nordics and China, Nordic Friend is a full-service marketing agency aiming to create and sustain growth for global brands and organisations by combining modern content marketing, communications and digital sales practices in China. Nordic Friend combines International mentality and Chinese know-how. Nordic Friend have professional and native specialists in different functions of marketing and communications related to China.
With a wide network, Nordic Friend crafts tailor-made solutions depending on the practical needs of its clients offering analysis, insights, strategy, planning, production and management in and across the China market.
CEO - Nordic Friend
SOUTH EAST ASIA
With experience in travel agencies, tourism boards, airlines and DMCs, Pear Anderson has a solid network of contacts across Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, and a growing one in Cambodia enabling strategy & representation across South East Asia.
Pear Anderson are experienced in conducting quantitative and qualitative research and sales-driven, on-the-ground representation in the market, giving access to a wide B2B travel agency network of qualified targets.
Pear Anderson also manage roadshows, organising the logistics, guest lists and follow ups as well as in-marketing training to the trade on how to sell your product’s advantages to increase visitor numbers and spend.
Director - Pear Anderson
GLOBAL VISION ACCESS
GVA Tourism marketing and communication is headquartered in São Paulo, the largest and most affluent tourism market in Brazil and South America. GVA is highly regarded and trusted locally and internationally by customers, partners, tourism organisations and competitors to whom they provide insight and intelligence on tourism opportunities and market trends.
GVA offer the services of experienced professionals who have had direct responsibility for planning and implementing strategies and projects at all levels. GVA clients include Monaco, the Seychelles, Norway and Jordan.
Founder & CEO - Global Vision Access
Mahip has more than 15 years experience in the Indian market as Sales Manager TUI, General Manager of Shreejere Holidays and Sales & Operations Manager for Vision of Scandinavia (VOS) responsible for the promotion of the Nordic and Baltic regions in India. Mahip is an enterprising professional with excellent planning and communication skills and an unrivalled understanding of the complexities of the Indian outbound market.
Mahip also works on a project basis for Emporium Training, conducting skill development and capacity building programs for the youth and providing world class employment opportunities in the field of Hospitality, Aviation, Tourism & other customer service sectors in India. Mahip also provides ongoing services for Holxo Holidays, TUI and Uniko holdings of Denmark, servicing Asian Outbounds throughout the Nordics.
TMI (Tourism, Marketing & Intelligence) has been one of the top marketing and communications specialists in the CIS market for over 15 years. Experts in the tourism & hospitality sector and in destinations marketing. TMI’s services include: strategic PR and media relations, digital PR, brand building, events management, research, design and content for special promo campaigns for national tourism boards and the private sector. TMI’s client list includes Visit Sweden, Visit Denmark, Visit Britain, Tourism Malaysia, Slovenia and Jordan as well as many luxury hotel properties around the world.
TMI have insight into all market trends and provide regular reports to their clients and partners on developments in the economy and travel industry in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
Managing Director - TMI Consulting
ELAINE NELSON PEIK
With ancestral connections in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Elaine is a lifelong ambassador for the Nordic Region. Formally as Scandinavia specialist at Borton Overseas Travel and then Market Developer Manager for Sun Country Airlines, Elaine built the Nordic Destinations Travel from the ground up where as General manager and group travel expert, she as also responsible for website development, marketing and social media.
As a Nordic travel expert, Elaine maintains a philosophy of growth and diversity, proactively seeking out hidden and emerging opportunities whilst maintaining respect for the regional pillars of interest. Her belief in the dynamic nature of the travel industry drives her to identify and investigate novel trends in all aspects of the business including environmental and cultural impacts as well as the need for Eco-Friendly, Green, and Sustainable travel options so travel to the Nordic region can continue for years to come.
Elaine Nelson Peik
SATU RAUNOLA-SPENCER & MINNA MONAGHAN
The Sydney based Kipinä team Satu Raunola-Spencer and Minna Monaghan have 40+ years of combined expertise in sales, marketing & PR, business development, and commercial roles in the travel industry and aviation.
Satu and Minna, both originally from Finland, have developed an expansive network in the travel industry and media in the APAC region. The Kipina team has worked in and work with in various projects include: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Amadeus, AirHelp, Vloggi, Visit Finland, Visit Helsinki, Sokos Hotels, Silja Line, Stockholm Information Service, Visit Denmark, Vietnam Airlines to mention a few.
Discover Satu's podcast Nordic Insights for all things Nordic where she interviews successful Nordic professionals and entrepreneurs.
Satu Raunola-Spencer & Minna Monaghan