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Thursday, 20.06.2013, 07:17
The state-owned joint-stock company Latvijas Valsts radio un televizijas centrs"(LVRTC) hopes to attract LVL 7 million from European Union funds during the next financial period in order to reconstruct the Riga Radio and TV Tower, LETA/Nozare.lv informs, referring to Dienas Bizness on Friday.
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The Baltic Sea Region is one of the most actively performing in the European Union, i.e. the region has shown attractive achievements in development. The states surrounding the Baltic Sea area are anxious to make the region a true cluster for further progress. More than 400 delegates representing governments, political parties, business, academia and civil society will discuss cooperation possibilities and growth initiatives.
About 400 decision-makers from business, politics and academia will participate in the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Riga on May 29 and 30 to discuss economic competitiveness of the Baltic Sea region countries, the forum will also be attended by a large number of local and international media representatives, the Economy Ministry informed LETA/Nozare.lv.
The film series about Latvia from U.S. television producer, author and personality Ashley Colburn could help attract more tourists, especially from the U.S., LETA/Nozare.lv was informed by Latvian Tourism Development Agency representative Inta Briede.
The number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments1 in the 1st quarter of the year 2013 in Latvia comprised 301.3 thousand people. That is 5.9% more than in the 1st quarter of 2012.
A new recreation/beach area has been opened on the banks of the Daugava River near Vansu Bridge at the Riga suburb of Kipsala, LETA was informed by the Riga City Council's public relations department.
The European Commission's international jury has decided to award the Melina Mercouri Prize to the "Riga 2014" foundation that is organizing Riga's program of the Capital of Culture, according to the European Capitals of Culture monitoring report.
"Gumball 3000" rally participants will arrive in Riga on May 21, and their cars will be displayed for the general public on Elizabetes Street section between Brivibas Street and Barona Street, informs LETA.
99 training ships and yachts from about twenty countries, with a total of approximately 3,500 crewmembers representing 35 countries, will visit Riga during the "Tall Ships Races" international regatta that, in terms of significance and due to its major scale, will be on par with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Riga; the regatta is expected to bring around half-million tourists to Riga, as the organizers of the Riga leg of the regatta told a press conference on April 30, informs LETA.
At the VI International "Tourfilm Riga 2013" Festival, the team from LETA Video took the top prize in the category Latvia's Tourism Product for its entry titled "Riga 2014".
The travelling portal SmarterTravel.com included Lithuania and its capital Vilnius in a list of Europe's most affordable travelling destinations, along with its neighbor Riga and such famous travelling spots as Prague and Budapest, informs LETA/ELTA.
The number of foreign travellers and their expenditure in Latvia has slightly increased in 2012, according to the results of survey carried out by Central Statistical Bureau. In 2012 foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 5.6 mln times, which is 0.6% more than in 2011.
This week the organizing committee of Latviabeerfest is officially hosting Izklaides producentu grupa 7, which will plan the entertainment and musical programme of the festival of this year managed by its Director Aigars Dinsbergs. This year it promises to be particularly splendid – the Brothers Auzani and the Famous Orchestra of Jersika, the bands PeR, Bermudu divsturis, as well as the famous band Perkons will perform in the evening concerts and they will give a concert in Vermanes Garden in the framework of their Latvian tour, informs festival’s press service.
Three Riga hotels – ''Elefant Hotel'', ''Gertrude'' and ''Old Riga Palace'' have joined the Wellton hotel chain, informs LETA/Nozare.lv, referring to the on-line news portal Freecity.lv.
British travel insurer "Protect Your Bubble" has listed Riga among top 10 tourist destinations to explore in 2013, calling the Latvian capital "the gem of the Baltics", informs LETA,