Tag: Finland

Quick Test for COVID-19 Being Studied in Finland

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- April 6, 2020 21:01

Among the research for a vaccine to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus claimed by about 30 countries, Finland informed of its progressing stage of quick test for COVID-19 devices to identify ... Read More

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 22:04

A resourceful grifter has set up his own private 'Russia-Finland border' and charged four illegal migrants a thousands of euros, making them believe they were crossing the Russian boundary. Unfortunately ... Read More

Hundreds of flights cancelled, thousands stranded by Italy and Finland air strikes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 18:15

The latest Italian air-traffic control strike has effectively brought air traffic to and from Italy to a grinding halt, with hundreds of flights cancelled or severely delayed, and tens of ... Read More

Finland joins Nordic forefront in reducing emissions in aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 17:49

Finland’s incoming government has today introduced its Government Program which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the ... Read More

Codeshare announced between Finnair and Juneyao Air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 09:00

Juneyao Air and Finnair have agreed to launch a codeshare partnership starting June 28, 2019, combining synergies of both airlines. This agreement will provide a wider connectivity between China and Finland, and will help to ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

UAE visitor numbers to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:20

Finland welcomed almost 12,000 tourists from the UAE in 2018 revealed Visit Finland, the Finnish tourist authority, as it returned to Arabian Travel Market with a unique campaign aimed specifically ... Read More

New cruise ship touches the sea for the first time in Turku

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 19, 2019 02:18

Costa Crociere celebrated the technical launch of the new flagship Costa Smeralda at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. During the ceremony, the ship officially touched the sea for the ... Read More

US$163 million Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 3: Go for Launch!

editor editor- March 18, 2019 20:31

The event theme, “Go for Launch,” was a nod to the Port’s key role with the U.S. space program and Port Canaveral’s new terminal with its futuristic design, which was ... Read More

Why Travel to Madrid? 40 Years of Diversity and Tolerance: Just Watch it!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 19:08

Germany and the rest of the world agrees. Madrid is the city of tolerance and diversity. According to a prestigious award received on the sideline of the recently concluded ITB ... Read More

China invests €15 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 17:15

An ambitious train rail link, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted €15 billion ($17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone ... Read More

12th Edition of Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon receives outstanding participation this year

editor editor- March 1, 2019 22:15

The famous Beau Vallon beach in Seychelles once again witnessed yet another year of excellent turn out at the 12th Edition of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon. The event, which has ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

2019 Tel Aviv Marathon attracts 2500 international participants

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2019 18:25

The Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon will take place on Friday February 22, 2019. 40,000 runners will participate in Israel’s biggest sporting event of the year. 2,500 international participants from Germany, ... Read More

The Seychelles Islands displayed at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 06:38

The Seychelles Tourism Board team in the Nordic Regions brought some sunshine to cold Finland as the Seychelles destination was represented at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019. The Matka ... Read More

India’s Millennials prefer non-traditional experiences over romance on Valentine’s Day

editor editor- February 12, 2019 23:11

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, has witnessed a significant demand for Valentine’s Day, upwards of 27%. Valentine’s Day falling on ... Read More

Finnish travelers support renewable jet fuel

editor editor- February 5, 2019 02:05

A recent public debate of flight-related emissions has had an effect on Finnish consumers. Of all respondents, 50 percent said that they are aware of emissions resulting from air travel, ... Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

Airbus: Intelligence Shared

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2019 18:50

As a provider of security intelligence platforms, Airbus is demonstrating Virtual Reality applications that facilitate the work of paramedics or firefighters during their operations on the scene. These technologies enable ... Read More

$108.5 million awarded for Port Canaveral new cruise terminal construction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 00:39

The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved at a special meeting on Tuesday awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction Inc. a $78.98 million contract for the Port’s Cruise Terminal ... Read More

Want to live longer? Take a nature vacation

editor editor- January 4, 2019 02:35

Sntists have reported just recently that there is a direct link between nature vacations and a longer life. Read More

Over 20 people killed or injured in Denmark train disaster

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 15:34

At least six people were killed and sixteen injured in a train accident in Denmark. The disaster came amid a powerful storm that is devastating Northern Europe. The accident happened ... Read More

5 SPA trends for 2019 Revealed

editor editor- December 24, 2018 18:10

The most exciting 2019 SPA trends are good news for nature and lovers. Read More

Qatar Airways enhances its most popular European routes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 09:30

Qatar Airways announced that it will fly a greater number of passengers to their preferred European destinations this winter, with additional capacity on some routes available now. From December onwards, ... Read More

Seven hotels and resorts in Seychelles honored at Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony

editor editor- December 10, 2018 14:03

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 ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 09:25

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 revenue, up by 9.98% over the ... Read More

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2018 14:49

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 ... Read More

Colours of Malta joins Preferred DMCs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 05:33

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

PATA honors Chapters and Student Chapters in Langkawi, Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2018 19:09

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday, September 15 during the PATA Board Dinner and ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2018 03:43

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University ... Read More

PATA Board: A new Executive Board elected and Sarah Mathews is the chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2017 08:47

Who is on the new PATA Executive Board?  Today it was made official  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor ... Read More

Helsinki Airport named the Best Airport in Northern Europe

editor editor- April 17, 2013 08:20

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

Oslo to protest through music

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 22, 2012 07:40

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 ... Read More