The Norwegian travel industry employs more than 200 000 people. A reason big enough to smile.
Tourism is growing all over Norway. More and more people from the whole world want to experience what our country has to offer. This makes me proud.
I try to be good at greeting tourists. My contribution to the travel industry is a smile and a nod, as well as being helpful to any enquiries that may come from a scatterbrained group looking in all directions.
Yearly foreigners leave 50-60 billion kroner during their stay in our country. I believe a friendly approach to our visitors affect Norway’s income directly. Make sure people feel welcome! And do it with pleasure!
Can a smile and a friendly nod increase Norway’s income? I believe so. I’m one of those who get affected by a smile and a nod from the people I pass, whether I’m downtown Oslo or on a walk in the woods. My mother taught me to always be friendly to the people I meet on my way. I can’t promise that I greet everyone, but I do my best. I believe Mum has a point. It warms the heart and creates an invisible bond. So let’s all contribute in the most simple and effective way we can: A friendly smile and a nod!
As you can see from the picture above, I’m so lucky to have my office space with the best view over exploring tourists downtown Oslo — another reason for a big smile 😊