Articles tagged “finland”

China’s Tencent Partners With Helsinki to Help Chinese Travelers Live Like Locals

China’s Tencent Partners With Helsinki to Help Chinese Travelers Live Like Locals

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Chinese travelers are the world's largest outbound travel market. With the launch of Helsinki's WeChat collaboration, it seems the days of asking them to pay cash in a destination are numbered.

2 months ago

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Imperiled Thomas Cook in Talks to Sell Nordics Division

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given that Thomas Cook released a statement about the potential sale, this looks pretty serious. But it begs the question: Just what will Thomas Cook have left if and when it sells its airlines and Nordics divisions?

3 months ago

Viking Sky Cruise Passengers Being Airlifted off Ship in Treacherous Rescue Conditions

5 months ago

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overarching trends to the ever-increasing impact of mobile and online technology — and offering a deep look at what’s happening in every critical travel vertical — this is the state of the travel industry in Europe in 2015.

4 years ago

Helsinki Leaders Argue Whether a Guggenheim Outpost Will Draw More Tourists

Helsinki Leaders Argue Whether a Guggenheim Outpost Will Draw More Tourists

The Daily Telegraph

The Guggenheim people as well as some city leaders want another Bilbao, but they're not going to get one. The museum is one new construction away from becoming the cultural world's Applebee's.

5 years ago

Which Nordic Nations Are Making Friends Fastest on Twitter?

Which Nordic Nations Are Making Friends Fastest on Twitter?

Joyce Manalo, Skift

It's not all about friends, but for destinations it is about communicating to as many of your target audiences as you can in a language they can understand.

5 years ago

6 Tourism Trends We Tracked at Skift This Week

5 years ago

Visit Finland Takes Inspiration From John Travolta to Give You a Finnish Name

Visit Finland Takes Inspiration From John Travolta to Give You a Finnish Name

Jason Clampet, Skift

Your editor -- recently renamed Ilmari Aalto -- believes this is a fun way to get people talking about a country they don't usually talk about -- and mispronounce many names when they do.

5 years ago

Helsinki Humanizes Public Transportation With a Beautiful Photo Project

Helsinki Humanizes Public Transportation With a Beautiful Photo Project

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We'd love to see similar projects done by cities around the world, and then have them use the participants' stories and suggestions to make public transportation a little better every year.

6 years ago

Qatar considers building floating Finnish hotels to handle World Cup demand

Qatar considers building floating Finnish hotels to handle World Cup demand

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

Nothing is too new or too unique to be passed on by Qatar and it is sure to be ramping up its efforts to find one-of-a-kind attractions in the years leading up to the 2022 World Cup.

6 years ago

Finland shows off its knack for design with a new exhibition in Helsinki Airport

Finland shows off its knack for design with a new exhibition in Helsinki Airport

Finland is living up to its title as Word Design Capital and making an extra effort in the travel sector to brand itself as such to foreigners.

7 years ago

Finland proves it’s cooler than you (again), opens temporary pop-down restaurant in limestone mine

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press

What with their oil wealth and wise city planning, Scandinavian countries have been running circles around the rest of the world with their inventive, well, everything. Here the Finns pull off a pop-up restaurant in an unlikely place -- only better.

7 years ago