Heli Mende, Commercial Director, The Hotel Maria: “Luxury Travel in Finland: What is Luxury Travel in Helsinki and Finland?”
Heli Mende is the Commercial Director of The Hotel Maria. Before joining The Hotel Maria team, she was the Head of Visit Finland North America based in New York City. Prior to this position she has worked as Director of Global Sales Promotion being responsible for all Visit Finland global B2B activities, as Stopover Finland program director, and as senior advisor and senior consultant at Finpro advising and consulting Finnish tourism and hospitality businesses in internationalisation. Heli has also gained extensive international experience in her previous positions within the travel industry in operations, sales, marketing and general management in airline, hospitality, and travel agency businesses. She is passionate about developing luxury services in Finland.