Category: Iceland

SwedCham Hong Kong and Finnair offer members discount

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong published a statement on 8 May 2020, that together with Finnair, the Chamber isoffering a Member to Member discount. For example, enjoy 20% discount on Business Class when flying from Hong Kong to Sweden and 10% discount to other European destinations. Terms and conditions Offer is valid from…

Singapore Vikings Football Club raised funds for migrant workers

Two weeks after the Singapore Vikings Football Club with more than 100 of its members opened a fund raising campaign with the aim of collection 22.000 SGD, the club has collected 45.000 SGD based on 158 sponsors. The campaign centred around how many kilometres the players could run while jogging solo in their neighbourhoods, over…

UNPD Singapore and the Nordic Innovation house co-organize a webinar on how to fight Covid-19 digitally

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, UNDP Singapore Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, Sustainable Developement co organize an upcoming webminar (online conference) happening on 22 April 2020. The topic of the online conference is about how to response Covid-19 with digital tools. Experts from Singapore, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and UNDP Global Centre are invited to…

The EU Delegation Singapore published list of emergency contacts

The European Union Delegation Singapore published an emergency contact information for every EU citizens to get in touch and coming home on 16 April 2020. The list of contacts is provided here The statement said: “European Union citizens and citizens from Iceland, Norway and Switzerland (Schengen Area) who face difficulties going back to Europe will…

Vietnamese industries affected as major orders from EU and US freeze

Vietnam’s textile, auto and timber industries are facing challenges with plummeting revenues threatening massive job cuts as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. First of all, yhe number of textile orders in the next two months are set to fall 70 percent as major buyers in the EU and the US have stopped signing new contracts due…

TUI: All 30.000 Nordic travelers now back home

TUI Nordic announced on 31 March that they had completed repatriating over 30,000 Nordic travelers from different parts of the world to Scandinavia. The evacuation was part of TUI’s worldwide evacuation in which a total of 200,000 European guests have now been flown home. TUI is the largest corporation within tourism and travel in Denmark,…

Stranded travelers in Laos can apply for stay-permits

Laos Immigration Department announced that foreigners and stateless people who can not leave Laos due to temporary closure of all borders, are able to request visa extensions,on 25 March 2020. According to  daily Vientiane Times report on 27 March 2020, stay-permits has to be extended for another month directly with the Department of Immigration in…

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia published an official regulations statement regarding Covid-19 situation on 27 March 2020. The Royal Government of Cambodia is monitoring Covid-19 situation on daily basis and agreed to suspend tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa to all Foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April 2020.…

Qatar special offer to fly NordCham members home

Qatar Airways is offering members of NordCham in Indonesia and their family members 10% discount on economy and business class flights to return home. The offer is valid for bookings and flights from today until end of 15th April 2020. Memebrs may either use this link: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/offers/we-will-get-you-home.html?cid=REID159450 Or the code “TRAVELHOME” The special offer is…

Ups and downs: Scandinavian and Asian countries fall and rise in World Happiness Ranking

The annual World Happiness Report was released 20 March 2020. The report revealed an interesting shift in the rankings of the happiness of the countries of the world. The Scandinavian countries are notoriously known for ranking high in reports of happiness and welfare with Finland ranking first place for the third year in a row…