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Scandic and Time Out in exclusive partnership – New guidebook will offer the hotel chain’s guests tips on unexpected experiences

September 8, 2008 | 09:40 CET | Categories: General press releases | Non regulatory

For the first time ever, the world’s leading travel guide, Time Out, is co-operating with a hotel chain to publish a joint guidebook. In listing less mainstream attractions, Scandic is looking to provide added value for its guests.The Scandic hotel chain has entered into an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading travel guide publisher Time Out, best known for its city listings magazines of the same name and for its guidebooks with titles such as “1,000 things to do in London”. For the first time, Time Out is now working with a hotel chain to produce a guidebook telling guests what there is to see and do around Scandic’s almost 150 hotels across the Nordic region and Northern Europe.

“I’ve spent thousands of hours with Time Out guides around the world and think it’s fantastic that they’ll be informing our guests about the attractions near our hotels in Scandic-land. Time Out will be sniffing out things beyond the usual and revealing local secrets in its own inimitable style, which will make the read itself part of the experience,” comments Henrik Johnsson, project manager and head of Scandic’s partnerships.

“The excitement and challenge of working with Scandic is that they are present in small towns and major cities across ten countries. Our task is to help Scandic give its guests added value and something to talk about when they get home,” explains Mark Philips, commercial director at Time Out Guides.

Time Out is in the process of exploring the streets around Scandic in ten countries. The first edition of “1,000 things to do when staying at Scandic” will be published in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English in March next year.

For more information, please contact:
Henrik Johnsson, director & head of strategic partners, Scandic
tel: +46 709-73 52 09
Martina Tengvall, director corporate communications, Scandic
tel: +46 709-73 50 70, e-mail: martina.tengvall@scandichotels.com
Scandic is a leading European mid-market hotel company with 147 leased, managed and franchised hotels in operation and under development, with a total of over 27,000 rooms in ten countries. The aim is to grow the number of hotels to 200 over the next years, focusing on the Nordic region, Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia. Since 1994, sustainability has been an integrated part of the business and Scandic is proud of being a recognised industry leader today. From the start in 1963 the business concept has been to offer trouble-free and accessible hotel services for all – today delivered by 6,400 enthusiastic team members. Visit scandichotels.com



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