The purpose of the Helsinki Tourism Foundation is to work towards the progress of the local tourism industry. The foundation operates in Helsinki metropolitan area.
The foundation supports and enhances projects that help the tourism industry to develop and flourish. The foundation also supports deeds that create co-operation within the industry. One of its operative strategies is to help produce and distribute relevant research results to the students of tourism and to the tourism industry widely. The foundation also gives annually several awards and scholarships.
Helsinki Tourism Foundation focuses on projects that have their orientation in the future, and prefers projects that either have solid financial targets or produce new insights or innovations to the use of the tourism industry and its stakeholders.