Today, the most attractive investments of the year were named at the tourism industry’s Nordic capital markets day, “Nordic Tourism Investment Forum”. After an extensive selection process in the Nordic countries, 12 companies qualified for the event. BidWinTravel was voted “the most attractive Nordic investment in 2013” by the participating investors. Art Hotel Helsinki from Finland was ranked a honourable second and Vikingaland Haugesund of Norway was placed third.
BidWinTravel is an online auction-based sales- and marketing channel for unsold products in the travel industry. Unsold travel products are auctioned to end-users resulting in online marketing (clicks on their website) and new sales opportunities for the travel and tourism industry. Within five years, BidWinTravel.com aims at providing effective, non-liquidity demanding online marketing and lead generation tools to tourism industry in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and England through online auctions and user-memberships.
“We have been listening to some really exciting high quality investment opportunities today and it has been an exciting vote. This year the Norwegians dominated, rated on a first-and third place. The winner has an exciting new concept where all stakeholders are winners. Moreover, the solution is scalable, both across national and sectoral boundaries. Congratulations to BidWinTravel, says Jan Lundin, CEO of the Swedish Travel and Tourist Industry Federation.
The following investment objects participated in the Nordic Tourism Investment Forum: Grönhögen South (Sweden)
Trysil Superpark (Norway)
Vikingaland Haugesund (Norway)
Punkaharju Resort (Finland)
Santa Claus Village Hotel (Finland)
Art Hotel Helsinki (Finland)
The Nordic Tourism Investment Forum was organised by the Swedish Travel and Tourist Industry Federation (RTS), together with Business Sweden, SIVA, Investinor, Innovasjon Norge och Invest in Finland.