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Tallinn and Riga the best bargain choice for Christmas markets

BC, Riga, 17.11.2016.Print version
Tallinn is the best bargain choice for travelers to Christmas markets, second is Latvian capital Riga, according to information provided by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) who cited results of the latest European Christmas Markets Barometer by the British retail post office company Post Office writes LETA.

The barometer data suggest that a two-night break for two people in Tallinn would cost GBP 538 (EUR 625.69), which is by one third cheaper than in Swedish capital Stockholm where a weekend for two would cost GBP 801 (EUR 931.56) and which has been named as the most expensive destination.

A weekend in Riga for two tourists would cost GBP 547 (EUR 636.16), while the third position was taken by Czech capital Prague where British tourists would have to spend GBP 582 (EUR 676.86) for a weekend for two.

The barometer has included prices of flight tickets from London to the destination and back, accommodation for two nights, two transport tickets from airport to the city center, two meals with wine, coffee, drinks and snacks at Christmas markets.

The Post Office European Christmas Markets Barometer was compiled using prices sourced from national and regional tourist offices of the 11 participating cities in Europe – Tallinn, Riga, Prague, Munich, Lille, Budapest, Berlin, Strasbourg, Copenhagen, Vienna and Stockholm.

The Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) was established in late 2009 by the Riga City Council (70 percent), the national air carrier Airbaltic (10 percent), the Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association (10 percent) and the Association of Latvian Tourism Agents (10 percent) for promotion of tourism and Riga as a tourism destination for foreign travelers.

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