Educational travel is one of the sectors in tourism in which Finland has great potential for increasing the amount of international travelers. The educational travel offering in Finland remains dispersed and the full potential of the theme has not been utilized. Visit Finland has selected educational travel as one of the thematic focus points that additionally support the development of year-round travel.
We invite companies or networks that invest in the development of educational travel and have experience or strong interest to be a forerunner in educational travel product development to participate in this competition.
There are two categories in the competition: 1) school camps for children and adolescents 2) professional programs for teachers and others interested in education. Five top products will be chosen for each category. The winners will be announced in September in 2019.
A jury consisting of Visit Finland and National Agency for Education experts will make the evaluation and selects the winners from the finalists. Visit Finland reserves the right to specify the criteria of selection during the process.
The products will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The top products of the competition will be announced in the educational workshop in Helsinki 6th of September 2019. Around 40 buyers from the main markets of education travel will be attending the workshop. The winners will attend the workshop free-of-charge (for others the fee is 500 eur) and will receive Visit Finland's certificate for "Authentic Finnish Educational Travel product". In addition, we aim to increase the visibility of the winning products in Visit Finland's marketing materials.
Take part in the competion here
The competition is open 15.5.-16.6.2019.