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Finnair to offer digital newspapers on long-haul flights

Passengers of Finnair will soon be able to enjoy a wide variety of international newspapers digitally on long-haul flights, the company stated in a press release. The customers will not need to sign unto the wifi on board, since the newspapers are available on a local network thus not forcing the passengers to pay for…

Akaryn Hotel Group appoints cluster resorts manager

AKARYN Hotel Group has appointed Thomas Koessler as new Cluster Resorts Manager. The seasoned international hotelier brings more than two decades ofexperience to two luxury resorts: Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and akyra Beach Club Phuket AKARYN Hotel Group, the Southeast Asian luxury boutique resort specialist, has announced the appointment of Thomas Koessler as its…

Chinese actor lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days

The Chinese actor and TV-personality Ryan Zhu lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days as an experiment to find out if the airport really is as good as it claims to be. Just like Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal,” Chinese actor Ryan Zhu lived in an airport for a month. Helsinki was the airport.…

Finnish startup company bets on Finnish blueberries

Although they are only 18 years old, Patrik Pyöriä and his three class mates already founded a successful company. “I’m Blue” is the name of the startup firm that produces blueberry soda. The whole thing started back when Patrik was 16 in Finland. They had an entrepreneur class in school and Patrik and his three…

Norway at ITB Asia

As Norway attend the travel convention ITB Asia is held in Singapore. On this occasion, H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard held a reception at the residence – in cooperation with Innovation Norway (Innovasjon Norge), Visit Norway and representatives from the Norwegian tourism industry. The increase in global tourism is noticeable in Norway, and more tourists are…

70 Finnish exhibitors attend ITB Asia travel show Singapore

ITB Asia in Singapore is under way during 25-27 October 2017, , with a record of 70 exhibitors from all over Finland promoting their services in Singapore. The Finland stand is bigger than ever to mark Finland’s 100’s birthday. “We thought we broke our exhibitors’ record last year with 60, but we managed to do…

Norwegian named ‘Airline of the Year’

Norwegian has been awarded ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London. “It’s an honor to collect the award for CAPA Airline of the Year on behalf of Norwegian,” Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian, said. “This achievement underpins the hard-work and…

A world away at The Sanchaya

It is only a 50-minute ferry ride away from Singapore where The Sanchaya sits beachfront – and yet it nearly feels like worlds apart. It is, in many aspects, in a position on its own. This out-of-the-ordinary estate is the vacation home of an affluent Russian lady who, when residing in her Singapore home, felt…

Norwegian launches world’s longest low-cost route to Singapore from under £150

Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, continues its global expansion today by launching its first route from London Gatwick to Asia with a special Singaporean themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore. The new 12-hour 45 minute flight from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport is now the world’s longest route…