About us

Founded in 1998, and located in central Helsinki, in the fashionable Helsinki district of Töölö, The Travel Experience is a privately-owned company which has grown steadily to become one of Finland's leading and most-respected Destination Management Companies, employing experienced staff with many years experience in the industry.

Our clients are travel-trade companies and corporate companies - tour operators, incentive houses, travel agents, and a variety of group tour organisers - from around the world.

Our focus is on tours in Finland, but we can also combine programmes in the neighbouring countires, with destinations includng Stockholm, Tallinn, and St Petersburg.

The company are members of Finland's national travel industry, SMAL (in English, AFTA, the Association of Finnish Travel Agents).

Both company directors are members of the international incentive travel organisation, Site, one of whom is the President of Site Chapter Finland.

The Travel Experience are also members of Congress Network Finland, which provides education and networking for professionals in the Finnish meeting and conference segment.

The Travel Experience are part of the Ovation Global DMC network, as the strategic partner for Finland.

As part of our dedication to quality, The Travel Experience have completed "Quality 1000", the national Quality Development programme for the Finnish Travel Industry which is designed to constantly maintain a level of product quality.


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  • Incentives


    Innovative programmes across Finland.

  • Conferences


    Complete Conference services.

  • Meetings


    Total meetings service throughout Finland.

  • Meetings


    Event handling throughout Finland.

  • Leisure Groups


    Tailor-made programmes for groups.

  • Technical Visits

    Technical Visits

    Official handlers of TVs and Special Interests in Helsinki & Espoo.



The Travel Experience has won numerous awards, and are three times winners at the prestigious annual Best of Helsinki Awards, including Director Merja Hart as Travel Professional of the Year.

Best of Helsinki Award winner: Best Incentive Experience