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Lappeenranta’s Bid For World Cup Business Stalls

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia today, and with two million tickets sold, hundreds of thousands of fans from all round the...

Summer Holiday Shift Could Boost Tourism Money

What do you think about your children starting and ending their school summer holidays two weeks later? A new government-backed report says it could be...

WEEKEND: From Holy Land To Lapland – Finland’s Surprising Seasonal Visitors

A surprising number of winter visitors from Israel are making a big impact on the local economy of Rovaniemi, as thousands come each year...

Selling Christmas In Finland – Without Santa

At this time of year, it's not too difficult to attract tourists to Lapland. The combination of snowy winter weather, the possibility to glimpse...

The Ice Dragon Cometh: China’s Arctic Ambitions

Chinese companies are investing billions of euros in Lapland projects. There's plans for a railway linking the north of Finland with Asia routes. They're...

Pekka Sauri Column: Is Tourism a Blessing or a Curse?

In the past few months, I’ve noted that sentiments critical of mass tourism are growing around Europe. Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik are recent examples,...