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Scandic Hotels arranges world’s biggest blind lunch at a hotel

Scandic Hotels arranges world’s biggest blind lunch at a hotel

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 13:28 GMT

Each year, 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. And to highlight this important annual observance, Scandic Hotels arranged the world’s largest blind lunch so that people could experience, if only for a short while, what it is like to eat a meal in complete darkness.

EU invites Scandic to present its  prize-winning accessibility work

EU invites Scandic to present its prize-winning accessibility work

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2017 07:00 BST

Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic Hotels, will participate in the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism from April 27 to 28, 2017 in Krakow, Poland. As part of the theme “Tourism for All,” Magnus will present Scandic’s successful accessibility program.

EU to showcase Scandic as an example of good practice within accessibility

EU to showcase Scandic as an example of good practice within accessibility

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2015 07:00 BST

Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic Hotels, has been invited by the European Union to present Scandic’s award-wining accessibility training at The EU’s Tourism Education & Training Offer conference to be held in Brussels on October 21.

Scandic Hotels finalist in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

Scandic Hotels finalist in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2015 07:00 BST

Scandic’s successful work within accessibility has yet again attracted global attention as one of the finalists in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015. The award ceremony will take place at World Travel Market in London on November 4, 2015.

Scandic Hotels Germany awarded the "Golden Wheelchair"

Scandic Hotels Germany awarded the "Golden Wheelchair"

News   •   Feb 06, 2015 10:33 GMT

On 22nd January 2015 the non-profit organisation “Independent Living Centre” in Stuttgart (ZSL) awarded Scandic Hotels in Germany the “Golden Wheelchair”. In the category ‘Hotels and Accommodations’ Scandic convinced the jury by its comprehensive und elaborate accessibility programme.

Scandic’s accessibility training wins two awards for best interactive training

Scandic’s accessibility training wins two awards for best interactive training

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 06:55 GMT

Scandic’s accessibility training has won first prize for best interactive training at the Swedish Learning Awards 2014 and also took home silver in the British E-learning Awards.

Scandic invited to be keynote speaker at international congress on tourism for people with disabilities

Scandic invited to be keynote speaker at international congress on tourism for people with disabilities

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2014 13:42 BST

Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility, has been invited to be keynote speaker at the first international congress on tourism focused on travel for people with different types of disabilities – The World Summit Destinations for All – which is being held in Montreal, Canada from October 19 to 22, 2014.

Scandic nominated for European Diversity Awards

Scandic nominated for European Diversity Awards

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 08:39 BST

Nordic hotel chain Scandic’s Accessibility Director, Magnus Berglund, has been shortlisted for the European Diversity Awards in the category “Hero of the year”. The awards ceremony takes place in London on 2 October.

Scandic first in the world to offer everyone interactive web training on disabilities

Scandic first in the world to offer everyone interactive web training on disabilities

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2013 14:00 GMT

Ensuring the same high level of service for all guests, whether or not they have a disability, is an important goal for Scandic, but what exactly is the best way of serving a blind guest, for example, and what is the most important thing to do when a guest with a hearing impairment comes into reception? Scandic is launching wide-ranging interactive training on disabilities, open to everyone.

Scandic receives accessibility prize for its disability work

Scandic receives accessibility prize for its disability work

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2013 08:56 BST

Scandic Denmark has been awarded the Bevica Foundation’s Accessibility Prize 2013. Each year, the foundation awards a prize to people or companies that have shown a particular interest in people with disabilities. Scandic Denmark will be donating the prize money of DKK 100,000 to Danish Accessibility organisations.

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2013 14:16 BST

Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is Nordic Ecolabelled.

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 08:00 BST

Assistance dog Ada retired by the 31 May 2013 after 11 years of faithful service. She has been assisting Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, since 2002.

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2013 08:00 BST

The year was 1963. On 20 May, the Esso Motor Hotell opened its doors in Laxå and welcomed its first guests. Fast-forward 50 years and the hotel chain has enjoyed strong growth, making its mark on both the Swedish and the international hotel industry along the way. In 1984, Esso Motor Hotell changed its name to Scandic Hotels, a chain that now has 155 hotels and around 30,000 rooms across Europe.