AzAmazing Evening Copenhagen

AzAmazing Evening Copenhagen

A magical night at The Royal Opera House

Travelling is all about experiencing and immersing in new, exciting cultures – and this is excatly what we did when BDP hosted the event, AzAmazing Evening, in Copenhagen for the passengers on Azamara Journey.

Azamara’s mission is to enhance Destination Immersion and provide in-depth travel experiences that connect the guests to the heart of local culture – this is what AmAmazing Evenings is all about.

AzAmazing Evenings delivers authentic travel moments that bring guests closer to the destination, its culture and its people. It is a popular event amongst cruise guests worldwide and as such, it is a unique opportunity to show some of Copenhagen’s treasures and culture.

A magical night at The Royal Opera House

This AzAmazing evening took place in The Royal Opera House. The style of the event was a mixture of a high-end night out at the opera with beautiful dresses and a cozy-Copenhagen style evening.

 

Guests were transported from the cruise ship to Opera House on Canal boats this getting a glimpse of Copenhagen’s emblem, the connection and symbiosis with the water.

 

Since the guests had already participated in a guided tour in the morning, they could look at the familiar sights from the beautiful view of the Opera.

 

All in all, it was a magical evening. The guests enjoyed the music, the singers got a standing ovation and everybody had fun and enjoyed themselves to the fullest.

Travelife Sustainability Partner

BDP Awarded Travelife Sustainability Partner

Sustainability has been on the agenda for many years at BDP and in 2019, the company decided it was time to take the next step and become a certifiably sustainable company!

Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry.  It provides companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains.

Becoming a Travelife Partner is a recognition BDPs commitment to long-term efforts within sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

BDP complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally Recognised as in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry.  It provides companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains.

Becoming a Travelife Partner is a recognition BDPs commitment to long-term efforts within sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

BDP complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally Recognised as in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Wish to generate momentum for sustainability in the tour operators sector

BDP is the 8th company in Denmark to have reached the Travelife Partner award and CEO, Hanne Nehmar is proud of the company becoming a frontrunner for the sustainable movement within the industry in Denmark:

“Sustainability has always been at the very heart of BDP. With the Travelife Partner certificate, we have been able to focus even more on our sustainable efforts. We are thrilled to be part of the Travelife movement, and hope to inspire others to contribute to minimizing the footprints of the DMC industry”

Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. They are excited about the development within the Danish market:

“I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of the front runner BDP – Best Destination Partner will inspire other companies in Denmark to follow the same path” says Mr Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators.

An even more sustainable future

For BDP, becoming Travelife Partner is just the beginning. Hanne Nehmars has many more plans for becoming an even more sustainable company in the future. The next step is, to graduate even further in the Travelife auspices and become Travelife Certified. This process is already underway and in the meantime, the BDP team is celebrating the current Travelife Partner nomination with some sustainable muffins!

BDP welcomes three new colleagues to the team

BDP welcomes three new colleagues to the team

At the beginning of April, we welcomed three new colleagues to the BDP-family: Lisa, Lucia and Rebekka.

Lisa moved from Germany to Copenhagen in 2015 where she immediately became a guide for BDP. Before that, she studied history and politics and worked in the German administration. After four years as a guide, Lisa was hired as a Project Assistant in the Cruise department where she will be working on cruise calls. Lisa is openminded, thorough and dedicated. Her favourite place in Copenhagen is everywhere close to the water whether it is Amager Strand, Ofelia Plads, Christianshavn or Amager Fælled because it is close to nature, while still being in the middle of a big city.

Lucia is from Columbia where she worked in one of the biggest banks in the country. Recently she worked in an insurance company with responsibility for civil contracts. Lucia also has all-around experience at BDP and have been everything from tour guide to supervisor and freelancer in the cruise department. However last month she started full time in the department. Lucia is enthusiastic, dynamic and cares a lot about family values. Her favourite place in Copenhagen is Churchill Park and she loves to bike around the city.

Rebekka has a masters degree in Performance Design at RUC and a background in marketing, communications and event management. At BDP, Rebekka will be working with experience design and developing a red thread between communication and event. Rebekka is creative, innovative and has a digital mindset. Some of her favourite places in Copenhagen is the many art galleries and museums like Copenhagen Contemporary and Nikolaj Kunsthal.

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Celebrating BDP jubilees

This autumn we celebrated three anniversaries at BDP. 15 years has it been since Ebbe Kiær, partner and director of business events, joined the BDP family. For Aline Roche, event and meeting designer, and account and operations manager, Peter Lundqvist, from our Cruise Department, it’s been 10years since they started their career at BDP. So how come they have stuck around? If you ask Ebbe, Aline and Peter, they all point to many of the same reasons: Inspiring, versatile work and good colleagues and values. Congratulations!

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Congrats for the Award to the European Conference for Science Journalists

We are happy to share the news that the European Conference for Science Journalists (Danske Videnskabsjournalister) won the Copenhagen Congress and Event Award for congresses with less than 1000 participants.

BDP was the PCO on this Congress and we are very happy to hear about the award.

Read more about the nomination in Danish on altomkongres

You can read more about the congress here.

Every year Copenhagen hosts around 200 international congresses and sporting events which generates a great income to the city.  The congresses are also a platform for sharing knowledge, attract talent and export.

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New! Hygge Tour by BDP

Hygge is everywhere these days! In podcasts, books, and the television, and while the Danish concept of cosiness is crossing the Danish borders and getting known in faraway countries, we think there is something inherently danish about the concept of Hygge. And by that, we don’t just think of how it is pronounced (imagine having a hot potato in your mouth)! No, we think Hygge needs to be experienced where it originates from, in Denmark! Therefore we have created a tour, that is filled with cosiness, learning about the Danish way of life, how Hygge comes into the picture, and of course, includes the cosiest places in Copenhagen!

What is the Hygge Tour like?

You will get around Copenhagen with a local Dane who will give you a personal taste of their lives, their city and culture. The concept of Hygge is integrated into the entire tour, which gives you a better understanding of the concept by experiencing it first hand. See non-touristy corners of Copenhagen. Walk past small cosy cobblestone streets, while not missing out on some of Copenhagen major sights.  Then finish off the tour with a surprising twist that will make this tour memorable and give you a real insight into the Danish way of life. But pssst, we won’t reveal much more, we hope to surprise you at the Hygge tour.

Book your Hygge Tour with BDP and experience local secrets around Hygge!

The tour includes:

  • A taste of Hygge (Snack)
  • Refreshments ( Danish beer or other refreshments)
  • Headsets
  • Local experience
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BDP appointed as official hotel agency for Happy Copenhagen 2021

In 2021 the World Pride and EuroGames will be hosted in Copenhagen. BDP is thrilled to be appointed with the task of being the hotel agency of Happy Copenhagen 2021. During the two weeks (August 12th-22nd) of World Pride and the Eurogames, Copenhagen is expecting more than 250.000 visitors to the city. We are looking forward to becoming part of this exciting event – where diversity, equality, and sportsmanship are in the focus.

 
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New Guide & Host Bureau in Copenhagen

The young, fresh guide & host bureau GVIDI promises personalized and authentic experiences mixed with facts of past and present.


GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire is launching in Copenhagen. They are specialized in offering memorable experiences for tour and event agencies, corporate companies and private groups. “Authenticity communicated in an inspiring and entertaining way, meeting the guests where they are” is the mission and passion of GVIDI.

Guiding has many angles. People are not only interested in historical data. They also want a personalized tour with local tales and an insight into the culture and daily life in the city. We, therefore, train locals as well as young internationals who live in Copenhagen to deliver entertaining and authentic tours to our guests, but with a solid foundation in knowledge about Denmark’s past and present. Guides who attract the listeners’ attention, always with a smile and highly professional.

… says Project Manager Kamma Kristensen Dal, who has more than ten years’ experience in training and educating tourist guides.

The mother company, BDP – Your Best Destination Partners, has observed the growing interest for Copenhagen and Denmark in the last couple of years. So GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire was born from the urge to educate guides who are the voice of the local area and its history, putting their personal edge on the story and thus to make Copenhagen even more attractive for international tourists and corporate visitors.

It is GVIDIs ambition to expand their services to other locations. “GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire is even considering becoming a platform for guide services, much in the spirit of a shared economy, where individual guides who don‘t have the funds to market and sell their special tours can market them to a broader audience,” adds Hanne Nehmar, CEO & owner.

For more go to www.gvidi.dk

Kamma Kristensen Dal    booking@gvidi.dk

For more about BDP  www.bdp.dk

Hanne Nehmar hn@bdp.dk

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Copenhagen Fairytale Night

Earlier this year BDP Business Events got the most exciting task – to arrange a show for an incentive group, 600 persons, focusing on Danish history, culture and daily life. The result was a spectacular show in the legendary Tivoli Concert Hall. An actor in character of the World famous Danish fairy tale writer H.C.Andersen introduced the guests to Vikings, Elves and some of his own fairy tale characters. A team of artists from dancers to gymnasts, singers and acrobats, dressed in incredible costumes and combined with talented light designers created a show filled with drama, fun and love.

The performance, an original creation, was a big success – our client sent us the following email afterwards: “We are very satisfied and happy – thank you so much for all the support in Copenhagen! It was such a pleasure to work with you and your team.