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Wednesday, 10.02.2016, 21:59
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 1% more than in 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.
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There were 477,820 tons of cargo reloaded at the Liepaja port in south-western Latvia in January this year, which is a growth by 8.6% from January 2015 and also by 2.2% more than the monthly average in 2015, said Liga Ratniece-Kadege, a representative of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ), cites LETA.
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, on 9th February celebrated its 5 year milestone at Tallinn Airport since it commenced operations in 2010. This summer Ryanair will offer customers in Tallinn a choice of 7 routes including Dublin, London Stansted, Barcelona Girona–Costa Brava, Milan Bergamo, Oslo Rygge, Bremen and Dusseldorf Weeze, informed BC Arune Jaraite from Ryanair’s marketing department.
Net sales of the Baltic unit of the listed Nordic meat group HKScan, owner of the Rakvere Lihakombinaat meatpacking company in Estonia, grew nearly half a percent year-on-year in 2015 to 173.6 million euros and the unit's operating profit increased 48% to 5.4 million euros, the company told the stock exchange, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's seed market in 2015 grew by 2.6% to reach 73.6 million euros, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Uldis Leiterts, a co-founder of the company that has developed Infogr.am data visualization tool, is working on a new start-up, Fragmentic, which will make creation of applications a partly automatic process, informs LETA/BNS.
The historic ensemble of the University of Tartu has been given the European Heritage Label, the public broadcaster ERR said on February 9th, cites LETA/BNS.
Opportunities for cooperation in container shipping were discussed during the visit of a Chinese delegation to the Riga port, the port said LETA. The Chinese representatives also inquired about the project Krievu Sala area in Riga.
Latvia's seaside resort Jurmala in 2016 hopes to attract by 5% more tourists than last year, Jurmala city council spokeswoman Zane Leite told LETA.
On Friday, February 5, 2016, three awards from OAG arrived in Riga for the Latvian airline airBaltic. As previously announced in January, OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 50 million flight records, have ranked the Latvian airline airBaltic No 1 globally in punctuality in 2015, and awarded airBaltic in three categories – the world’s most punctual airline, the most on time airline in the EMEA region and the first in mainline category, reported BC Janis Vanags.
Winners of six Lithuanian Science Prizes were announced in Vilnius on February 8th, 2016, informs LETA/BNS.
The Russian producer of organic cosmetics Pervoye Reshenie has opened a plant in Estonia through which it hopes to win back the Ukrainian market and enter European markets, informs LETA/BNS.
Maxima Grupe (Maxima Group), the operator of the largest retail chain in the Baltic countries, has opened a logistics center, worth 35 million euros, in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
Riga International Airport has accomplished the EU Cohesion Fund co-financed project “Riga International Airport Infrastructure Development”, in the framework of which the last two years have seen significant infrastructure reconstruction works at the airport. The works have resulted in improved flight safety, better environmental conditions and increased aerodrome capacity.
Lithuania’s shared services sector has once again been recognised as a regional leader, picking up five major awards at the Central and Eastern Europe Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards 2016 in Warsaw, reported BC Egidijus Jurgelionis,public relations manager at Invest Lithuania.