PRESS RELEASE – HELSINKI 11.10.2019
by Roope Suomalainen
Visit Vantaa selected as the key partner to pilot and test the next generation of Visit Portals by Eventz
Eventz International today announces a new pilot partnership with the City of Vantaa, Visit Vantaa. Vantaa is a city and municipality in Finland. It is part of the inner core of the Finnish Capital Region along with Helsinki, Espoo, and Kauniainen. With a population of 228,678 Vantaa is the fourth most populated city of Finland. City hosts the largest airport in Finland, and the main airport and airline hub of Greater Helsinki, the Helsinki Airport, is located in Vantaa. The city also hosts a science center, Heureka which is the most visited tourism attractions in the city.
Mikko Lintunen, CEO of Eventz International said:
“We are very happy to start pilot collaboration with Visit Vantaa. Our open call for local authorities and tourism organisations to participate in our Visit Pilot was well received. Making the decision was not easy as there were so many great applicants and applications. Most important selection criteria in the end was the opportunity to participate holistically in an initiative combining areas like tourism, travel and culture strategy. We saw this as a great opportunity
to learn from and, share with our customers in the future.
Not every city has its Eiffel tower or longest bridge in the world – however, every city has their own special characteristics and here we together with Vantaa saw a chance to develop the story and share it.
Our long-standing relationship with City of Vantaa concerning Eventz.today Event Calendar also paves the way to cross-utilize great content developed during the past four years for the new tourism and travel promotion needs.”
Mari Virtanen, Travel specialist of Visit Vantaa said:
”We are very excited to start pilot collaboration with Eventz and to bring our digital and social media presence into 2020. We look forward to start the work and being able to tell compelling stories and possibilities our airport city offers for visitors and locals alike. Vantaa’s 700 –year history has a treasury of
stories hidden away that deserve to be told. We are confident that the Eventz.today platform will enable us to do just that and much more.”
About Eventz International
Eventz International is a Finnish technology start-up. The team has a collective CV that includes the likes of Nokia, Ericsson and Microsoft and media companies including the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Independent and Virgin.
The Eventz.today Platform® allows customers to build white-labelled event guides, visit sites and websites which incorporate advanced content management tools for cities, towns, travel and media partners – all done within days. Broad categories of content like events and places, include everything from music and the arts, food and drink, kids and family, sport and fitness, business and networking to complete local A-Z business guides.
Today, our database has covers 16 million events across 2,300 cities and sees 75,000 new events added a day sourced from partners such Ticketmaster, Tiketti, Live Nation, Eventbrite, Meet-up, and a host of local government, event and ticketing companies, and independent content producers.
Mikko Lintunen, Founder & CEO
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Mari Virtanen, City of Vantaa, Visit Vantaa
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