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News 10.08.2018

New chinese visa center: Ease of business travel midst China and Finland

When China International Travel Service (CITS) opened a visa center in Helsinki recently, the General Manager of CITS V Service (Finland) Oy, Lu Fang, forecasted an increase in numbers of Finnish and Chinese people visiting each other's countries.

The swift visa services will make travelling easier for both business and pleasure travellers, supporting the relations between China and Finland and making business interaction smoother.

Invest in Finland, Helsinki Business Hub and Chinese Embassy were helping in setting up the new visa center.

"Invest in Finland was very happy to support CITS in establishing a modern, customer-oriented visa center in Helsinki. CITS offers smooth visa services for travellers from Finland to China. These services boost travelling between the countries and further support the great business relations between Finland and China," says Hanna Lankinen, Head of Business Development at Business Finland's Invest in Finland unit.

International travel to Finland broke all previous records in 2017, exceeding 6.7 million foreign overnight stays. The strongest growth market in 2017 was China, including Hong Kong, with an annual growth rate of +33%.

Finland is stable and predictable investment destination

Travelers enjoy the fastest flight connections between Asia and Europe. Finland offers number of unique areas to visit and as an investment destination, offers a stable and predictable business environment.

China International Travel Service (CITS) is a state-owned Chinese travel agency, which provides services for Finnish in applying and obtaining their visas in streamlined manner to China. CITS operates 20 visa centers worldwide.

Read the whole article in Helsinki Business Hub News site


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