Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Finland tourism gets a thumbs up from Lonely Planet which included the country among its top three destinations to visit next year. The world’s biggest travel guide publisher named Canada, Colombia and Finland as the most interesting destinations for 2017.
Commenting on the inclusion, Paavo Virkkunen, Executive Vice President of Visit Finland said, “We’re sure that this ranking will have an enormous effect on tourism.”
He added, “Lonely Planet is oriented toward travellers who want to independently arrange their own off-the-beaten-track trips, and that Finland is ideal for such travel.”
With Canada and Finland celebrating anniversary years, honouring 150 and 100 years of statehood respectively, it could not get better for travllers.
Lonely Planet promises tourists a feast of special centenary events, “everything from al fresco concerts and communal culinary experiences to sauna evenings and vintage-travel-poster exhibitions”.
Rounding out the top 10 are Dominica, Nepal, Bermuda, Mongolia, Oman, Myanmar and Ethiopia.
Founded in 1972 by an Australian backpacker couple, Lonely Planet is now headquartered in the US after being sold by the BBC three years ago.