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The Guardian reviews best hotels in Riga and Baltics

The Guardian reviews best hotels in Riga and Baltics

08.04.2014

British newspaper The Guardian has printed several articles praising the most stylish hotels in Riga, the European Capital of Culture in 2014, and other Baltic cities, reports LETA.

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Riga is home to the most hipster neighbourhood in the world

Riga is home to the most hipster neighbourhood in the world

08.04.2014

The global travel search site Skyscanner conducted a search for the world's 20 most hipster neighbourhoods around the world. Their conclusions? The energetic and vibrant Miera iela in Rīga is the most hip of them all!

New installation "Monument Wars" in Rīga: between authority and culture

New installation "Monument Wars" in Rīga: between authority and culture

01.04.2014

An incredible new art work has appeared on the city-scape of Rīga. A unique, thought provoking and thoroughly different monument – an installation by artist Aigars Bikše – now stands in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building looking out towards Brīvības street, where the monument of Lenin once stood not so long ago, informed BC the Latvian Institute.


Latvia's first EUR 2 coin dedicated to Riga Old Town

Latvia's first EUR 2 coin dedicated to Riga Old Town

28.03.2014

Latvia's first EUR 2 (commemorative) coin of special design is dedicated to the country's capital city Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014, and features a panoramic view of the Old Town, the Bank of Latvia said in a press release, cites LETA.

Travel & Tourism in Latvia to grow by 7.2% during 2014

Travel & Tourism in Latvia to grow by 7.2% during 2014

18.03.2014

The Latvia Economic Impact Report underlines the economic and social relevance of the Travel & Tourism industry in Latvia as well as its potential over the next decade, reports BC media relations manager Emma Coulthurst.

24.02.2014

In 2013, accommodation sector in Latvia showed stable increase

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in 2013 the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments (1) comprised 1.8 mln people who spent there 3.8 mln nights. Compared to 2012, the number of persons served rose by 11.8%, but the number of overnight stays - by 6.4%.

05.02.2014

Lido invests EUR 900,000 in new bistro in Riga

Joint-stock public catering company Lido has invested a total of about EUR 900,000 in the development of a new bistro that opened at the Domina Shopping mall in Riga yesterday, as the company's owner Gunars Kirsons told the Nozare.lv business portal, cites LETA.

30.01.2014

Latvia registers EU's third largest increase in nights spent by tourists at hotels in 2013

In 2013, the number of night tourists spent at Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments increased by 7.3%, which is the third largest increase amongst EU members, informs LETA, referring to Eurostat.

29.01.2014

Riga restaurants looking forward to more customers in 2014

Given that a steep increase is expected in the number of foreign tourists visiting Riga in 2014, while the city is the European Capital of Culture, restaurants and other public catering venues could see turnover rise significantly, Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association's representatives told the Nozare.lv business portal, cites LETA.

20.01.2014

airBaltic expecting increase in tourist numbers due to Riga as European Capital of Culture in 2014

Latvian national airline airBaltic is expecting an increase in tourist numbers in 2014 due to Riga being European Capital of Culture, the company informed the business information portal Nozare.lv.

16.01.2014

Sixt plans to increase number of bicycle rental stalls in Riga

European car rental and leasing company Sixt plans to increase the number of bicycle rental stalls in Riga this year, the company's head in the Baltics Arnis Jaudzems informed LETA.

10.01.2014

Barcelona wants similar festival to "Staro Riga"

Barcelona is following with interest Riga's cultural program and would like to have a project next year similar to the festival of light ''Staro Riga'' (Beaming Riga), visiting Barcelona Deputy Mayor Jaume Ciurana said during a meeting with Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga) yesterday, informs LETA.

09.01.2014

New York Jewish newspaper names Riga as a ''must visit'' tourist destination for 2014

The Jewish newspaper ''Jewish Week'', based in New York, has mentioned Riga as a ''must visit'' tourist destination for 2014, reports LETA.

25.12.2013

Foreign media expressing much interest in ''Riga 2014'' opening events

The organizers of the European Capital of Culture Year in Riga (''Riga 2014'') say that there is much interest from foreign media outlets in covering the opening events of ''Riga 2014'' in January, LETA was informed by ''Riga 2014'' spokesman Martins Dregeris.

11.12.2013

Number of tourists staying at Riga hotels grew by 23% in Q3

341,486 foreign guests stayed at Riga accommodation establishments in the third quarter of 2013, a 22.7% increase on the respective period in 2012, according to data from the Riga Tourism Development Bureau, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

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