Bumper Summer for Helsinki events

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

HELSINKI, 12 October 2017: Helsinki enjoyed another busy summer hosting congresses with delegate attendance reaching 38,000 between May and September.

The events generated around EUR 50 million in tourism income for Finland’s capital city.

According to the Union of International Associations (UIA) in its June report, Helsinki became the most popular city for international association meetings in the Nordic region last year and the 15th most popular congress city in the world. Read more

Helsinki taps Tencent link to China

September 25, 2017 by  
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HELSINKI, Finland, 25 September 2017: Helsinki, World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and Tencent have signed a tripartite cooperation agreement, to boost promotions in China’s massive outbound market.

The agreement was signed at the WTCF Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2017.

Helsinki continues to see travel from China grow with the registered overnight stays by Chinese travellers  more than doubling in the past five years to reach 90,000 in 2016. Read more

Helsinki a winning congress city

March 10, 2017 by  
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HELSINKI, 10 March 2017: A total of 286 international association meetings were held in Helsinki in 2016  attended by 60,790 congress visitors, according to Helsinki Convention and Events Bureau.

2016 turned out to be a busy congress year setting a new record that exceeded  2014, the previous best year when congress visitors reached almost 41,000.

Congress visitors spend on average 1887 euros per person in Helsinki (Finland Convention Bureau’s 2013 Delegate Survey), creating a significant economic impact on the metropolitan area. Read more

Qatar adds a Nordic city

October 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, Middle east, News

DOHA, 12 October 2016: Qatar Airways landed its first flight to Helsinki, Finland, Monday, making it the first Middle Eastern carrier to serve four Nordic capitals.

The airline flies daily to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and now Helsinki. It would needs to fly to Iceland to cover all countries in the Nordic region.

The new service to Helsinki will make it convenient for Finnish passengers to fly to Krabi, in Thailand, and the Seychelles, services that will launch in December, and Auckland, which will launch 5 February 2017. Read more