Helsinki Vacation Travel will Heat Up with Renewed Focus on Overseas Travel

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With many experts in the travel industry expecting record numbers of travelers in 2006 as a result of an upswing in the economy and a renewed emphasis on the quality of life, European travel is likely to increase including vacations to unique destinations like Helsinki.

The upswing in the economy and a renewed emphasis on the quality of life has many Americans looking overseas for their next vacation. Though perennial favorites like London, Paris and Italy will see the biggest upswings in travelers, other destinations including Helsinki will see an increase in tourism.

Helsinki is a beautiful city that is ideal to tour on foot because of its compact layout. From Senate Square to Market Square, there are great sites, sounds and tastes for travelers of any age, style and taste.

Suomenlinna offers you the ability to tour one of the largest maritime fortresses in the world, built on six islands and full of museums, great restaurants, terrific cafes, many special events and things to do.

Helsinki is a great family vacation destination with the biggest attractions being: the Sea Life & Helsinki Zoo and the Linnanmaki Amusement Park. This amusement park adds a new attraction every year and has a legendary rollercoaster. One visit to the park and you will see why it is the highlight of every Finnish child’s summer vacation each year.

With great art museums, beautiful old churches and wonders around every corner, Helsinki is a great vacation destination. Virgin Vacations recently announced Helsinki vacation packages that start at $589 per person, depending on dates selected, occupancy and departure city (details can be found on Virgin Vacations’ website: http://www.virgin-vacations.com).

With the anticipated increase in travel across Europe and with Virgin Vacations announcement of great travel packages including Helsinki vacations, the travel industry will continue to heat up in these winter months.

About Virgin Vacations:

Virgin Vacations was first established in 1994 as the inclusive tour arm of Virgin Atlantic Airways, operating under the name Virgin Atlantic Vacations. The primary focus was to provide inclusive tour options to passengers on Virgin Atlantic routes. In May 2002 Virgin Vacations was

established as a separate company under the parent of Virgin Atlantic Limited. Virgin Vacations continues to promote and sell great deals, such as the Florence & Venice travel deals as well as many other worldwide destinations.

Virgin Vacations Contact:

Jeanne De Smedt

747 Belden Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

Phone: 203.750.2081

Fax: 203.750.6403

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