Our channel management expert Victor visited both Norway and Sweden!
I Just came back home from two intense, yet very fruitful weeks of channel management training in both Sweden and Norway. The goal was to introduce all the participants to the SmartHOTEL product and through it provide them the tools to become more self-sufficient in managing their online distribution. The sharing of knowledge was greatly facilitated by the social interaction and I truly believe that new, lasting friendships were made.
The first week in Stockholm was together with the Swedish Tourism Association (STF). What a wonderful experience to work together with a company that holds the well-being of Sweden at its heart. Katarina Laturnus, thank you for being such a wonderful host; providing me with a real Swedish survival kit that of course contained Knekkebrod as well as showing an in my eyes amazing marketing stunt in the form of "Call Sweden"
Week two was in the Norwegian capital Oslo where Catarina Randow from the Norwegian based First Hotels chain brought together 15 revenue managers from also Sweden and Denmark together for the training. What a wonderful group of people with whom we literally reached a high point enjoying beers and wines on the Grims Grenka roof top terras in the late afternoon sun, followed by burgers at the hotel's restaurant.
Big thanks also goes out for Oracle. Raluca Cartas in Sweden and Geir Norderheim in Norway, both your input was much appreciated.
I am looking forward to the next group!