Finland partners in IBTM Barcelona 2017



ARCTIC INCENTIVES by lapland safaris

Arctic Incentives by Lapland Safaris is specialized in creating and marketing services for the MICE-segment. We are part of the Lapland Safaris concern, which has over 30 years of experience and expertise on business-oriented travel services. Our clients want to offer their employees, customers and affiliates only the best and surprise them positively. We help our clients to accomplish these goals. The quality of our services is guaranteed by well-trained and multilingual guides, high-quality affiliates and the personal responsibility carried by project managers.



Next Travel & Lapland Incentives

Next Travel Ltd. is a DMC and PCO handling incoming traffic to Finland. The company was established in 1990 and has during the years received a respective and highly professional status within the business. With offices in Helsinki and Rovaniemi Next Travel is providing travelers service with Arctic winter program ingredients and historical to cultural experiences.

Our main business is arranging tailor-made incentive programs, meetings, conferences and leisure tours for large and small groups who wish to secure effective time and great services during their visit in Finland. To our list of resume we can also add organizing shore excursions for cruise ships visiting the beautiful ports of Finland, operating and handling thousands of guest simultaneously.



The Travel Experience

The Travel Experience is an award-winning DMC, providing services throughout Finland for incentive, meeting, and conference groups. We create memorable incentive tours with local expertise and personal touch. Services range from hotel and venue finding to gala dinners, social programs, transfers, excursions and any additional requirements. The Travel Experience has been the local DMC partner for several big congresses in Helsinki and is recommended by industry networks and clients. Active members of SITE, MPI, Congress Network Finland, Helsinki Marketing partner network and Quality1000, the national Quality Development program for the Finnish Travel Industry.



Viada dmc in finland and lapland

Viada Oy Ltd is privately owned Destination Management Company founded in 1993, offering ground service logistics for Meetings Industry clients as well as for the travel trade and individual travelers. Viada operates in the whole of Finland and Lapland. This ensures the best and most efficient collaboration with the nationwide Viada partner network. For the Meetings Industry sector we offer a wide variety of services in Finland and Lapland for corporate clients. Our local knowledge, expertise and resources gives us the capability to specialize in the design and implementation of tours ranging from WOW effect incentive travel experiences to more traditional meetings and congress travel needs.

Our staff is motivated and dedicated in helping you to find the best possible solution for your client. You can communicate with us in Finnish, English and Spanish. Viada creates all RFP’s with the latest technology to provide the best and most efficient proposals for the client. Our proposals are sent online and include text, images and video. The Viada Supplier Partner network has been selected carefully, keeping in mind the sustainable values in operational methods.


Hotel Chains

SantaPark Arctic World / Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

SantaPark Arctic World is a family owned company led by entrepreneur couple Ilkka Länkinen and Katja Ikäheimo-Länkinen. Since 1997 we have provided lifetime experiences with uncompromising professionalism and attention to details. Located in Rovaniemi, the official home town of Santa Claus, the values of Christmas are the core of the company vision. Together with a dedicated, creative and skilled team, we want to bring a bit of a magic to everyone’s lives now with a complete concept including accommodation, luxury Suites with an Arctic look and feel.

Whether you are gathering together a handful of people or a party of a thousand, our company has a variety of other unique venues available and easily adjusted to any need – SantaPark, located right next to Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, for one, could host up to 1 500 persons at a time.

Our creative staff has vast experience and will take care of you all the way – help you plan the perfect event, arrange exhilarating activities, and guarantee everything rolls smoothly – so you can make the most of the time you spend together productively.



Santa’s Hotels

Experience Lapland in Santa’s Hotels unique glass igloos! Comfortable Santa’s Igloos available in Rovaniemi and Luosto! Santa’s Hotels consists seven properties, Santa´s Hotel Santa Claus, Economy Hotel Rudolf and Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle located in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Circle, Santa´s Hotel Aurora at Luosto in the middle of Lapland, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi and Santa’s Chalets Rakka at the northernmost Lapland in Saariselkä and Kilpisjärvi. Santa’s Resort&Spa Hotel Sani is located in Kalajoki at northern Ostrobotnia. All seven hotels have good access to outdoor activities and attractions.





Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of 230 hotels with almost 45,000 rooms in seven countries. Our customer offering is extremely popular among business and leisure travelers as well as people who visit us just to eat, work or socialize.

In Finland, we have 23 hotels including the unique Marina Congress Centre for unforgettable events. Five of our hotels are located right in the centre of Helsinki, with easy access and within walking distance to main attractions. We offer meeting venues of any kind, for larger groups to smaller private meetings. During 2017 we have been investing significantly in our meeting offering. We launched a new meetings concept and train close to 500 meeting advisors at our hotels to make your meeting experience even better!




Sokos Hotels operates in Finland, Estonia, Russia. Sokos Hotels is the largest and best-known provider of hotel and restaurants services in Finland. Sokos Hotels is the leading Finnish hotel chain with 50 first class hotels in Finland, Estonia and Russia. All the hotels are located in the heart of the city or in a holiday destination close to events and attractions. Our hotels also feature the best restaurants, lounges and night spots in town.




Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall is an event centre of unique possibilities and an inspiring place for vast range of happenings. We are the leading venue for congresses, events and entertainment in Helsinki and the Nordic countries. We offer luxurious and flexible facilities, overlooking the beautiful Töölönlahti bay and park. Designed by the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall is a unequalled international classic of architecture and design. Finlandia Hall follows the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified conference services and is also a certified member of AIPC.



Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni – historic, vibrant and different venue by the Eläintarhanlahti Bay in the capital city of Helsinki. An unique venue with top conference facilities: 30 different distinctive meeting rooms incl. the Conference Hall for 800 in theatre style, 5 fabulous restaurants including a brand new floating restaurant for 170 delegates, Hotel Scandic Paasi with 170 individually designed rooms. Total of 512 hotel rooms within a 5 minute walk. Excellent public transportation connections and direct bus from the airport to the venue. Main railway station within 10 min walk. Paasitorni follows the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified conference services and has been a candidate for Unesco World Heritage Site.





Largest, shiniest and most advanced? Our client comments as “one of the smoothest meeting organizations I have worked with” (Bruno Van den Eede, ESHRE Central Office). Now also with fixed augmented reality, Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, located in Helsinki – the cool capital of Finland, wants to meet your expectations.







Finland’s reputation as a congress and incentive destination is internationally acclaimed. The country magically blends exciting adventures in untouched nature with modern high class services. Finland is an event destination with a difference. In Finland you can truly satisfy the explorer within you. Step ashore on your own island or enter an untouched winter wonderland. Enjoy both action-packed thrills and soothing silence in one of the purest natural settings in the world. Finland is the fresh alternative. The compact size of Finnish cities makes it easy to explore them on foot. These small metropolises are all the more attractive because they are tidy and safe. In Finland you can also rest assured that matters will be handled fluently and efficiently. The representatives of the Finnish meeting industry are professional, innovative and creative. We can guide you in finding the most appropriate venue and partners for your venture. Our services cover the whole country from Helsinki to Lapland.



Helsinki Convention Bureau

Friendly. Northern. Functional. Human scale. Easy to reach. Helsinki is all these and much, much more! Helsinki is one of the most attractive congress destinations in Northern Europe. Each year it hosts about 300 international association meetings attended by app. 50,000 participants. In addition, countless domestic and international corporate meetings, seminars, events and theme days are held in Helsinki.

The metropolitan area offers about 15,500 hotel rooms in almost 100 locations from first class boutique hotels to hostels. All major conference venues can easily be reached by foot or by public transport. Also flight connections from other parts of the world are excellent. Helsinki Airport boasts more than 180 international landings each day turning it the second busiest airport in Northern Europe.

Helsinki Convention Bureau provides free-of-charge assistance to international congress organisers. In addition to our services, the City of Helsinki also demonstrates its hospitality towards congresses in a variety of other ways.



Visit Tampere - Tampere Convetion Bureau

Tampere Convention Bureau / Visit tampere

The Tampere metropolitan area has a population of over 350,000 people, making it the most populous Finnish city outside the greater Helsinki area. The largest inland city in the Nordics, it serves as a major economic and cultural hub to the inner regions of the country.

Tampere’s hotels, conference venues, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of the city centre, as well as its own international airport. The city’s strength as a congress city include Tampere Hall, recognized as the best congress centre in Northern Europe and all in all, Tampere Hall has capacity for 3,000 guests. Tampere host several high-standard hotels, 3,200 rooms, and restaurants, and numerous venues for meetings and socializing.