Chile's stand at the Matka 2018 tourism fair
Chile took part in the last edition of the Finnish tourism fair Matka 2018 which was held at Messukeskus in Helsinki from January 18 to 21, 2018. This fair is organized on an annual basis. Matka fair has consolidated as the most important tourism sector fair within Northern Europe with around 7,000 professionals from more than 50 countries. More than 60,000 visitors attended the fair throughout the weekend.
Chile's lounge during the weekend
The Embassy of Chile in Finland in collaboration with Viña San Pedro de Tarapacá and British Airways sponsored a 50m2 lounge consisted of a wine bar and an area to promote the tourist offer in Chile. British Airways draw two World Class Traveler flight tickets for professionals. The winner was Ms. Krista Ahonen, specialized journalist of travel website Rantapallo who will visit Chile and its excellent and vast tourist offer.
(from left to right) Ms. Krista Ahonen winner of the 2 World Class Traveler tickets for professionals and Mr. Ulrik von d'Ahé, British Airways customer sales manager
The opening of the stand of Chile took place on Thursday, January 18 at 1:00 pm. It brought together professionals from the tourism and wine sector. Mr. Ari Ruoho, Brand Ambassador of Tarapacá in Finland and chef of the renowned restaurant Nokka in Helsinki presented a pairing of Chilean reserve wines and Scandinavian appetizers.