Marco Simonen

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Marco is a long-term travel trade professional. He has been working in the trade since 1985. Started as a travel agent and group sales followed in business travels and sales support.

Experienced in tour operator field making production and marketing. He has been living years in Portugal and Turkey as a Destination Manager. Last 15 years he has been working in the airline industry for Malaysia Airlines, Iberia, Continental Airline and LOT Polish Airlines as a Sales & Country Manager in Finland and Estonia.

Currently, Marco is Chairman of the PATA Finland Chapter and work in the Finnish Fair Corporation Helsinki doing the Matka Nordic Travel Fair International Sales. Matka is the biggest travel trade show in the North Europe held in mid-January since 1987.

He has been active in the PATA meeting since 2014 attending PATA Annual Summit and PATA Travel Mart every year. He values are sustainable tourism development, diversity and equality. He has a high interest in different cultures and languages and he is positive and energetic, innovative and inspired by real encounters.