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The annual Nordic Travel Fair MATKA is being staged once again this year.

As the Arctic freeze sets in, what could be more on people’s minds these days than getting away for a little while. And so, with Finns recently dubbed the number one travellers in the world, there are more options on offer than ever before to meet their needs.

Enter stage left: the Nordic Travel Fair MATKA. Arriving with a wave of inspiration, the largest event of the travel trade in Northern Europe presents a wide range of foreign and domestic destinations at Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki until Sunday 18 January.

Visitors can find services and products of over 1,000 exhibitors from over 80 countries on display. Offering various options for both travel professionals and regular travellers alike, the event has grown steadily over the years. With nearly 70,000 visitors, it is now one of the biggest events in Finland.

The partner country for this year’s event is Egypt. With recent years seeing the country’s stability unbalanced, it now seeks to re-establish itself as a popular holiday destination.

For those who can’t find what they are looking for at the fair, keep in mind that the annual ski week is soon upon us, arriving during the second week of February. Here families descend on all manner of slopes both local and abroad, celebrating the fact that the end is nigh for the chilly weather. Well, only another couple of months or so, that is.

In related news, Finnair was recently rated one the top ten safest airlines in the world for 2015, by AirlineRatings.com, offering further piece-of-mind for passengers.

So, when in Rome... join the hordes in heading somewhere else for a little while.

Nordic Travel Fair MATKA