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Helsinki tourism enjoys a record-breaking year – but what next?

Last year, 2017, was a exceptional year for tourism in Helsinki. The year was the busiest ever for airline traffic flying in and out of Helsinki Airport, and record-breaking numbers have also been released for overnight stays in the city itself. The purpose of this article is to present a closer analysis of the travel statistics for 2017, and we will also cast an eye on the first half of the present year. The statistical examination will also be connected to the topical debate about how to approach the constant growth of global tourism, and sustainable tourism in particular.

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Quarterly 2/2016 |  07/07/2016Laura Kolbe

Communicating civic or historical pride? The city hall in Scandinavian capital cities

The development between 1880 and 1950 changed the use of urban areas in European metropolises. Monumental new city halls were central elements in Scandinavian capital cities.

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Helsinki - a compact green city

This article analyses and explains how the creation and role of public green space in Helsinki has evolved since the 1990s and contrasts this development with that of London.

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Bridge to a better future: town planning in Helsinki, Tallinn and Dublin in the 1910s

Town planning was used in Helsinki and similar capitals of emerging independent states to redefine the city and the nation in relation to the rapidly changing world

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Helsinki's potential as a travel destination for young people

Survey responses of young people from 10 countries portray Helsinki as a city with a great natural environment and as a safe city and an unusual destination. Although evaluated as a relatively interesting destination for young people, Helsinki lags slightly behind other Nordic capitals.

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