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The Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists

Founded in 1969, the Guild is an association of about 120 writers, photographers and broadcast media journalists in Finland engaged in travel-related work. The general aim of the Guild is to maintain a network of contacts linking trade and media in Finland and to raise and maintain the quality of Finnish travel media product.

In addition to monthly meetings, Guild members also participate in regular media tours and ”FAM” trips in Finland and abroad. The expeditions have taken members as far afield as Nepal, Chile, Provence, Spain, South Africa and Namibia, for example. Members may also apply for modest grants to assist in travel-related activities.

Interested in becoming a member? For more information about the Guild, contact administrative secretary Ritva Törmänen at the following email address: ritva.tormanen@kolumbus.fi

The Guild would also welcome contacts from national or private travel organisations interested in cooperating with our members, as well as international media representatives.

Trade and media directory

Since 1979, one of the main activities of the Guild has been the compilation and publication of an annually updated, comprehensive directory of Finnish travel trade and media contacts, ”Important names and addresses in tourism in Finland”. The directory also includes contact details for all of the Guild’s members.

Click here for information about how to order or place advertising in this indispensable guide to the Finnish travel industry (available only in Finnish for the time being).

Annual awards

Since 1972 the Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists has presented annual awards to especially deserving personalities, enterprises or organisations in the Finnish travel industry, as well as destinations outside Finland that the Guild believes to be worthy of special support or mention. The awards are presented at the Nordic Travel Fair, Matka, the biggest travel fair in the Nordic region, held in Helsinki every Janyary.