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Qatar Airways enhances its most popular European routes

Qatar Airways announced that it will fly a greater number of passengers to their preferred European destinations this winter, with additional capacity on some...

Seven hotels and resorts in Seychelles honored at Annual World Luxury...

Once again, the Seychellois hospitality is fêted as seven establishments in Seychelles have been recognized for their excellence in the tourism industry at the Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony.

Thai Tourism: International arrivals’ growth in line with the target

The Thai tourism industry recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism...

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an...

A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight resulting in various legal and criminal actions taken by authorities around the world against the largest hotel chain in the world. A PR nightmare has been unfolding for Marriott resulting in making the brand speechless in avoiding responses to the media.

Colours of Malta joins Preferred DMCs

Preferred DMCs, the boutique consortium of selected Destination & Event Management Companies from around Europe specializing in bespoke high-end incentive travel and special interest...

Helsinki Airport named the Best Airport in Northern Europe

HONG KONG - Helsinki Airport, operated by Finavia, has won the prestigious World Airport Award for Best Airport in Northern Europe.

Oslo to protest through music

Thousands of Norwegians plan to gather in Oslo to protest against mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a folk song he hates and which he considers a Marxist indoctrination method.

Finnish Aviation Union to strike on Monday

On Sunday evening Finish Aviation Union (IAU) and airlines' representative rejected state mediator Esa Lonka's call for a new pay deal.

Ruka is first ski resort in Europe to open slopes

RUKA, Finland — Ruka ski resort in Finnish Lapland opened the ski season yesterday, 18th October 2010.

Cruising with the locals in Scandinavia

You can cover a lot of territory in Scandinavia without ever checking into a hotel.

State takes on heavy responsibility for new giant cruise liner

Finnish taxpayers can include a little request to the Almighty in their evening prayers that the American cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises should live long and thrive in its somewhat beleaguered br

Royal Caribbean arranges over US$1 billion in financing for Oasis of...

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. announced today it has arranged commitments for unsecured financing in the amount of US$1,050,000,000.

Santa’s hometown struggles to make ends meet

Helsinki - Finland's recession-hit government said on Tuesday it had sold its stake in Santapark, a Christmas theme park in the northern city of Rovaniemi, widely considered the home of Father Christm

Scandic unveils plan to build new sports hotel in Vierumäki, Finland

Scandic has announced its plan to build a new sports hotel in Vierumäki, Finland’s leading resort for sports and leisure activities.

Finnish tourism unveils rebranding effort

The Finnish Tourist Board (FTB) has unveiled Finland’s new brand image, and it shows rippling outlines of lake-like shapes and colors of midnight sun and pure waters.

Airline Competition Grows, Prices Become More Expensive?

Statistics Finland finds that prices of domestic airline tickets continue to rise despite increased competition. Blue1 says competition on the domestic market is poor; Finnair disagrees.

World-class nightspots attract young tourists to Helsinki

HELSINKI, Finland — They're a melancholy lot, these Finns, and they'll readily sigh and say so, even before the first shot is poured.

Russian tourist arrested over stabbing of Helsinki taxi-driver

A Helsinki taxi-driver was stabbed in a violent robbery on Saturday evening, suffering severe wounds to the throat. He remains in intensive care, but is reported to be recovering after emergency surgery.

Foreign tourists spent nearly a billion euros last summer

Foreign tourists spent over 970 million euros last summer in Finland. From May to October of 2007, 3.3 million foreigners visited Finland, an increase of four percent from the previous year. About a quarter of the cash spent in Finland came from the pockets of Russian tourists. Russian spending grew by one-quarter from the previous year.

Finnish travel journalists have chosen Namibia as their top international travel...

The honorary award was announced at the Nordic Travel Fair, Matka 2008, in Helsinki on January 17. "Namibia is a rising tourism country and an excellent instance of an African country developing its tourist industry in an exemplary manner," the Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists said in a statement issued in Helsinki yesterday.

Lapland Tourist Boom Sparks Crisis in Finnish Elf Labor Market

(eTN) - ``Christmas Star'' can't let grueling hours wipe away her smile as she escorts a group of about 45 tourists through the Lapland forest. ``Sometimes I work from 8 in the morning to 10 at night,'' says the 21-year-old ``elf,'' whose real name is Riikka Niukkala. She's an employee of Arctic Safaris Oy, a tour company in Rovaniemi, a town on the Arctic Circle.
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