e-News 07/2020      


As we, hopefully, next year start to travel again in the wake of the covid-19 crisis, we are all concerned about selecting safe destinations and a safe way of traveling safeguarding our health and well-being. Via Hansa & Borealis has over the last months been developing a concept for covid-19 proof travel aimed at significantly reducing the risk of any travelers during their stay at our destinations. Our covid-19 proof tours are private tours intended for a limited number of guests, singles, couples, travel bubbles of family and friends and small exclusive leisure and corporate groups. The tours are very strictly observing all covid-19 precautions in place at the time of travel in relation to all services such as accommodations, transport, restaurants, museums, attractions, tour leaders etc., avoiding crowded places and taking the guests off the beaten track to areas with nature, tranquility and sustainability. Due to our own limited possibilities to travel across borders we have spent time exploring all corners of own destinations. We have made gracious discoveries, we have found hidden gems, we have been motivated to see our own destinations from another perspective and in a new light. A journey that has resulted in innovation and creativity, new ways of thinking, new possibilities and a number of new covid-19 proof products. We are still finalizing the products and plan to rolls out the whole concept in the beginning of the new year. However, we are ready to distribute what is finalized now. Customers should contact copenhagen@viahansaborealis.com for programs in the Nordic countries and riga@viahansaborealis.com for programs in the Baltic countries


Tallink Silja becomes the first shipping company to receive the Sustainable Travel Finland label. Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland program. The program is designed for Finnish tourism companies and destinations to develop more sustainable practices. Tallink Silja is the leading provider of high quality cruise and transport services in the Baltic Sea. With a modern fleet of 15 vessels it operates on several routes between Helsinki, Turku, Stockholm, Tallinn and Riga under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line, daily and throughout the year.


While Via Hansa & Borealis Moscow has seen very little leisure business materialize since March, the company is still running arrangements for sport groups visiting Moscow. The company was recently taking care of the Feyenoord Football Club which arrived in Moscow to play CSKA Moscow in the Europe League. The Muscovites were looking forward to revenge for their defeat earlier in November in the Netherlands, but match ended in a goalless draw. The top management of Feyenoord including their star-manger, Dick Advokaat, who himself  is quite familiar with Russia, having previously successfully trained Zenit St. Petersburg, praised the punctual and flawless services of Via Hansa & Borealis Moscow. For more information about service for sport groups in Russa, please contact: Natalia.vinogradova@viahansaborealis.com