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New Nordic Travel Interview with travel manager, Kristine Rykkelid

July 3, 2018

New Nordic Travel - integral part of the New Nordic Group headed by Kurt Svendheim (CEO)


What is New Nordic Travel? 

With extensive experience in worldwide travel, the New Nordic Travel team provides a wide range of high quality services across the globe. Consisting of four travel agencies covering two continents, our team is highly diverse, multi-lingual and ready to help you plan the trip of your dreams. As experienced travelers ourselves, travel planning is our passion! We love what we do and can ensure the best expertise on the destinations offered. Our well-established partnerships in the industry as well as our own experiences enable us to craft personalized packages adapted to your needs. 

Please tell us about all the travel agencies under New Nordic Travel 

Under the umbrella of the New Nordic Group headed by their humble CEO Mr. Kurt Svendheim you will find no less than 5 independent travel agencies... Kristine Rykkelid tells you more: Our travel agencies are located in Norway and Thailand respectively and can thus accommodate a wide variety of markets. From adventure travel to remote destinations or relaxing beach holidays at top vacation spots, we can guarantee highly memorable experiences! Due to the location of our offices in Thailand, we are especially knowledgeable of Southeast Asia and possess an invaluable insight into both secret getaways and adventurous escapes in this region! The Asia Specialist 

By specializing in travels across the Southeast Asia region, the Asia Specialist concept has obtained unique knowledge and competence few competitors can match! We are targeting the growing travel market with highly tailor-made and unique travel experiences across Asia. Whether you fancy a relaxing family holiday on the beach or an action-filled hiking adventure in the mountains, the Asia specialist is there to help! The ultimate goal of this agency is to give you a highly personal travel experience where activities tailored to your needs are in focus. Check Out Our Norwegian Webpage Here!

What should we expect from New Nordic Travel in the future? 

The future of New Nordic Travel is indeed exciting! The teams in Thailand and Norway are currently working across borders to create a truly unique concept which will bring a whole new specter of products and destinations to our current portfolio. We will not reveal too many details just yet, but we can promise you that the upcoming year will be filled with adventure! A grand launch will happen towards the end of 2018 and we cannot wait to share some teasers with New Nordic customers, investors and colleagues throughout the year. Presence in new markets, new types of products, and of course more exciting travel opportunities than ever are on the agenda for 2018. 

Moreover, 2018 is the big year of green changes and an environment friendly focus for all our existing travel brands. In line with the values of New Nordic’s Green Goes Orange initiative, the Travel team is planning green changes throughout our agencies both in Norway and Thailand. We are committed to launching several initiatives and changes embracing more eco-friendly and ethical alternatives than the ones existing on the mainstream market today. The New Nordic Travel of 2018 will emphasize travels which are better for the planet, as well as for the people and animals living on it. 

Kurt Svendheim BIO "Personal & up-close":

One of the most humble personalities you have ever met KURT SVENDHEIM: In his early 30s, Svendheim started to focus on international real estate establishing his own real estate agencies selling in booming markets in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Brazil. With the financial crisis, however, the market took a big turn and Svendheim started to look for new opportunities building on the experience he had gained and the need he saw within the property development, investment and tourism industry.

In 2008, Kurt Svendheim moved to Thailand. Together with a team of Thai investors and owners, he built up several management and service companies with expertise in all areas of the tourism and holiday sector, from project development companies to travel agencies. Svendheim has today a total of five brands under his management, established across Norway, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, India, and the US.

Kurt is based in Hong Kong together with his wife.


INFORMATION: Town & Country Property Co., Ltd.

414/16 Jomtien Complex Condotel (Lobby) M12 Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20150 Thailand 

T. +66 38 251 481 | F. +66 38 251 482 |

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