Tag: tourism

Chinese guide service at Helsinki Airport

As ScandAsia has previously reported, the Finnish tourism industry are making continuous efforts to draw Chinese tourist to the country. The latest initiative is Chinese speaking guides that greet Chinese passengers at Helsinki Airport.    Chinese tourists often face a language barrier, which can prevent them from using the services the airport offers. The guides help them navigate…

Finland will use peace as tourist draw

Following the range of terrorist attacks across Europe and the recent turmoil in Turkey, tourism industries in the affected countries suffer. However, in Finland, one man’s pain is another man’s gain. The Scandinavian country will brand itself as a peaceful and secure nation, in order to draw terror-scared tourists. Tourism in Paris have decreased with 11% in 2016 and occupancy levels…

Finnair partners with Chinese travel platform

On 20 July 2016, Finnair signed a strategic partnership with Alitrip, a fast growing Chinese online travel service. Finnair projects the partnership to bring around 3000 Chinese tourists to Finland during the winter months and bring a boost to Finnish tourism. The partnership includes a a 7-day/5-night package product to Finland and Lapland, visiting Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Ivalo.…

“Thailand is entering the sports tourism era”

Thai minister of tourism and sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul made some clear-cut statements about the future for tourism in Thailand when speaking at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2016 in Chiang Mai, June 9, 2016. “Thailand is entering the sports tourism era,” and should be the “dream sports destination” for international sports visitors in the future, she said at…

Singapore Zoo – a zoo-per experience for the whole family

Singapore Zoo. It’s one of the first thing you hear, when you ask for a “must see” in Singapore. Not only is it the perfect escape from the concrete jungle to the tropical rainforest, it’s also considered to be one of best zoo’s in the world. With its focus on education and its “open-concept”, visitors…