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Visits of tourists from Asia to Finland on the rise

The first half of 2016 promises a bright future for the Finnish tourism industry. In the months from January to May the number of hotel nights spent in Finland grew by 2,6%. A significant portion of this growth comes from Asian tourists.

Written by Janita on Thursday July 14, 2016
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Recycling bottles from the street? Watch out for the taxman!

Finnish beverages are packaged in returnable bottles which have a deposit that is included in the price of the product. If you collect these bottles from the streets or elsewhere, you should pay income tax for the profit you make from this activity.

Written by Janita on Thursday July 14, 2016
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Finnish customs to hold a large Russian car auction

The Finnish customs office will hold a car auction next week in northern Finland. The cars in question were abandoned by asylum seekers to the Salla border crossing and is largely made out of Russian built cars.

Written by Janita on Sunday July 10, 2016
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Finnish craft brewery brings gluten-free beer to the US market

In 2001 the Finnish brewery Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas started brewing the Kukko-Pils beer. Three years in 2004 later the company announced that they had accidentally been brewing gluten free beer for years. Fast forward to 2016 and the beer suited for those suffering from celiac disease is now being exported to the United States.

Written by Janita on Saturday July 9, 2016
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Strange Crucifixed Jesus Teddybear for sale

The Finnish equivalent of Craigs List Tori.fi has a rather strange teddy bear for sale. The description says it is hand woven crucifixed teddybear complete with blood and a crown of thorns which seems to be made of barbwire.

The item is priced as 5€ and is still available for purchase. This seems like something directly out of a horror movie. Spooky, but possibly an item of internet memerabilia well worth the price.

Written by Janita on Wednesday July 6, 2016
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Brexit multiplied the number of Finnish travelers to London

The online travel agency Ebookers today announce that the flow of Finnish travelers to London multiplied the week following the referendum vote that resulted in the United Kindom leaving the European Union in the future. This is suspected to be largely due to the hit that the Pound took in the currency markets - making UK more appealing to travelers from the EU.

Written by Janita on Tuesday July 5, 2016
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