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Airbnb sees strong growth in Norway

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Category: Airline / Travel

The number of Norwegian holiday homes rented on shared economy site Airbnb has increased by 58 percent over the last year, according to the company. Over 22,000 properties were live on the website in June, according to Airbnb figures sent to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv) told the broadcaster that it is positive […]

Source: The Local


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How Tesla and the Electric Car Conquered Norway

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Category: Automobile / Transport

One in three new cars has a plug and soon gas and diesel cars may not be sold in Norway at all.  (Source: Bloomberg) Watch the video HERE.

Source: Bloomberg


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Women in tech: Leaving Silicon Valley for Norway

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

“I have been here three times for vacation before, and one of my best friends is living here. I love Norway. I am embracing the culture and have already started my Norwegian course. So far so good,” said Erica Gibson when we met her at Telenor headquarters in Oslo. Back in Silicon Valley, she worked […]

Source: Norwegian American


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Relocation: Diversity as an Asset

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

‘We work constantly with diversity – we are a ‘people’ company. In order to work more effectively with our customers, we mirror the diversity of our clients’ global workforce. Not only in terms of our foreign employees but also with regards to our Norwegian employees.’ says Gaute Sømme, CEO of Relocation AS. Gaute believes that […]

Source: Stavanger Chamber of Commerce


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Norway supermarket chain pioneers battery recycling machines

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s second-largest supermarket chain said Tuesday it has introduced reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway believes the Swedish-made machines are the world’s first for batteries, company spokesman Harald Kristiansen said. Just under 2,500 batteries have been collected in the three weeks […]

Source: Washington Post


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