Vestnorden Travel Mart kicks of in Akureyri today
The Vestnorden Travel Mart began in Akureyri, North Iceland this morning and will run until October 4th. This is the 33rd time that the conference is held and over 600 visitors from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands attend the conference as well as buyers in the travel industry from over 30 countries worldwide.
The aim of the travel mart is to form a common direction in tourism for Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands and to support various projects in the travel industry within those countries. The travel mart is held biannually in Iceland and Greenland and Faroe Islands take turns in hosting it the other year.
First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid is a special guest of this year's travel mart and spoke at the opening this morning about sustainability and responsible tourism. Also speaking was Þórdís Kolbrún Gylfadóttir Reykfjörð, Minister of Tourism.
The conference was set by director of Promote Iceland Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir. Sponsors of West Norden are the city of Akureyri, Air Iceland Connect and ISAVIA.