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Suomenlinna’s Sustainable Travel Finland label has been renewed

In 2020, the Governing Body of Suomenlinna was awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label as a sign of valued and long-term work towards sustainable tourism. Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) is Visit Finland’s programme for sustainable tourism that aims to offer tourism companies and destinations a concrete development model for sustainable tourism. Its objective is to help companies systematically adopt sustainable operating methods.

Maintaining the STF status requires continuous work in Suomenlinna and the label must be renewed regularly. Now the renewal of Suomenlinna’s STF status has been approved. The label is valid for the next two years until September 2024.

Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular visitor attractions in Finland. The Governing Body of Suomenlinna is an active partner in networks where tourism is being defined and developed both in the nearby areas in Helsinki and on the national and international level.

The sea fortress’s appeal lies in its history, sights and maritime environment. Suomenlinna combines large visitor numbers with cultural values that require conservation measures, the need among the Helsinki region’s population to have local recreational sites, and the day-to-day life of local residents. Sustainable tourism methods must be leveraged to ensure the site’s cultural, social, ecological and economical prosperity.

Sustainable tourism aims at minimising the negative impacts of tourism and maximising its positive impacts. The Governing Body of Suomenlinna strives to take sustainability into account in all its operations and also requires its stakeholders to comply with sustainable practices.

Read more about Suomenlinna’s sustainable tourism strategyprinciples of sustainable tourism and the measurement and monitoring of sustainable tourism.

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