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Well-known travel industry personality turns 50


Karin Gert Nielsen, director and owner of the PR and marketing agency Atlantic Link, turns 50 on 20 April. Atlantic Link specializes in travel destinations and luxury hotel chains, and Karin Gert Nielsen is known in the travel industry for her remarkable dedication and hard work.

The uncompromising entrepreneur has been honoured by the industry several times: in 2009 she received the Danish Travel Association award for making a difference in the industry and for her creative approach, and in 2012 she received the Europæiske Travel Award for her energetic and innovative work, especially for the USA. In both 2011 and 2012, the USA was named world’s best tourist destination at the Danish Travel Awards, in part due to the efforts made by Atlantic Link.

Over the years, Karin Gert Nielsen has become quite an institution in the travel industry, which she entered just after her finishing her high school degree from Paderup Amtsgymnasium in 1982. She began her career as a tourist guide in Yugoslavia, and then became an apprentice in a small travel agency in Aarhus. She rose through the ranks at Benn’s Travel, Stjernegaard Travel, Tjæreborg and finally Team Travel, where she became marketing and production manager in 1995. In 2001, Karin Gert Nielsen founded Atlantic Link with a vision: to open the eyes of Scandinavians to the United States as a travel destination.

Today Atlantic Link does sales, marketing and PR for clients from all over the world, including California, Oregon, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Peru and several hotel chains, including Steigenberger and Kimpton Hotels. The company continues to grow and the Copenhagen office now has 11 employees.

Karin Gert Nielsen also serves as director of the Discover America Denmark and chairman of the Danish branch of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). She spends her free time on golf courses – from Copenhagen to California – and with good food and Californian wine in the company of her large circle of friends.

Karin Gert Nielsen hosts a birthday reception on Friday the 19th of April at Hotel Kong Arthur, Copenhagen, from 14 to 18. All friends, acquaintances and business contacts are welcome.

About Atlantic Link

Atlantic Link is the leading tourism management & PR company in Scandinavia and Finland. The Atlantic Link team consists of eleven highly skilled professionals, whose expertise ranges over tourism marketing, public relations, strategy, sales and business development. Atlantic Link operates on all levels of tourism, within MICE, leisure, groups and corporate segments, representing cities, states and countries as well as high end hotels, cruise lines and other tourism related products.

Atlantic Link has received numerous awards and recognitions making it the most award winning company in its field; recently it received the prestigious Danish Travel Award for ‘ World’s Best Tourism Office’ (U.S. Virgin Islands ) and, for the second year running, ‘World’s Best Tourist Destination’ (USA).

Karin Gert Nielsen
Managing Director

Vesterbrogade 26, 3rd fl.
DK-1620 Copenhagen V

M: +45 2942 1005
E: kgn@atlanticlink.net
W: www.atlanticlink.net


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