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Articles tagged “finland”

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Danielle Hyams, Skift

Overnight shifts are usually bemoaned by those who work them, but that's not the case for Mikko Anetjärvi. He spends his nights on the lookout for something many of us only dream of seeing.

4 weeks ago

Finnair Considering Layoffs to Deal With Coronavirus Downturn

Finnair Considering Layoffs to Deal With Coronavirus Downturn

Reuters

Finnair's latest response to the outbreak shows how quickly things can change and how difficult it is for a company to quantify the impact of a fast-changing external event. Only a month ago, the CEO was saying that coronavirus would have a "relatively limited" impact on the airline.

4 weeks ago

Finnair Warns of Coronavirus Hit to Profit as Travelers Stay at Home

Finnair Warns of Coronavirus Hit to Profit as Travelers Stay at Home

Reuters

Less than a month ago, Finnair's CEO was saying the outbreak would have “relatively limited” impact on the airline’s financials. How quickly things have changed.

1 month ago

Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

Finnair Predicts Coronavirus Will Have Limited Impact on Financials of Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As long as the flight suspensions don't last too long, Finnair thinks the impact of the coronavirus outbreak should be fairly limited. The problem is at the moment no one knows exactly how quickly, or how easily, it will spread across the rest of Asia and possibly the world.

2 months ago

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.

9 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?

10 months ago

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

1 year 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 years ago

6 Tourism Trends We Tracked at Skift This Week

6 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.

6 years ago