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UAE Visitors to Finland Increased in 2018

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 (ATM) with a unique campaign aimed specifically at Middle East tourists.

Speaking at a press conference during ATM 2019, Visit Finland representative, Joonas Halla, said, “2018 was another successful year for the Finnish tourism industry, not only did the number of visitors from the UAE increase by 20,6 percent from 9,906 in 2017 to 11,951 in 2018, the number overnight stays during the winter season also doubled. In Lapland alone, the number of UAE visitors increased by 36,1 percent to 2,791 between 2017 and 2018.

He added, “This year, we have already witnessed remarkable growth, with UAE visitor numbers increasing by 131 percent in January compared to January 2018, and 110 percent in February compared to the same month last year, so we are confident our tourism numbers and receipts will eclipse the successes of 2018.”