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"Vincents", "Biblioteka No.1", "Tam labam bus augt!" top three restaurants in Latvia in 2014

"Vincents", "Biblioteka No.1", "Tam labam bus augt!" top three restaurants in Latvia in 2014

27.11.2014

For the second year in a row, an international board of judges presented a ranking of Latvia's best restaurants of 2014. The title of the best restaurant goes to "Vincents", followed by "Biblioteka No.1" and "Tam labam bus augt!", informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

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Old Town, Freedom Monument and National Opera house most popular tourist sites in Riga

Old Town, Freedom Monument and National Opera house most popular tourist sites in Riga

26.11.2014

29% foreign tourists said that the most interesting tourist attractions in Riga was the Old Town, 6.3% – the Freedom Monument, 4.3% – Latvian National Opera, according to a study conducted by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau, cites LETA.

Average tourist in Riga: 36 years old male who spends EUR 74.86 a day

Average tourist in Riga: 36 years old male who spends EUR 74.86 a day

21.11.2014

The average visitor of Riga is a 36-year-old middle-income male who travels by plane and stays in Riga for two-three days in a four star hotel, and spends about EUR 74.86 a day, reports LETA, referring to the latest study by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.


Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

21.11.2014

Despite a reduction in the number of Russian tourists, Latvia still was able to register its largest ever increase in tourist number this year, Economy Ministry State Secretary Martins Lazdovskis said during the ''Latvian Tourism Forum 2014'' today, cites LETA.

"Staro Riga 2014" attended by record 500,000 people

"Staro Riga 2014" attended by record 500,000 people

19.11.2014

In 2014, the "Staro Riga" festival of light was attended by about 500,000 visitors, which is an all-time record, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs said, cites LETA.

11.11.2014

Around 200 cultural events to be organized during Latvia's Presidency of EU Council

Around 200 cultural events will be organized during Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as Selga Laizane, head of the Latvian Presidency's public diplomacy and culture program, said while presenting the cultural program for Latvia's presidency at the Riga Bourse Art Museum on Monday, informs LETA.

20.10.2014

Construction of "Hilton Garden Inn" gets under way in Riga

Joint stock company LNK Industries has concluded a contract with limited liability company D.N.H. on a new hotel in Riga – "Hilton Garden Inn Riga Valdemara"; the construction job is set to get under way, Inga Domka, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of LNK Group informed Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

10.09.2014

EuroBasket 2015 will attract many additional tourists to Latvia

The organization of one of the group stages of next year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015) in Riga will attract many additional tourists to Latvia, as the tourism industry in the Latvian capital will be more than capable of accommodating all the additional guests, local tourism industry representatives told Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

08.09.2014

42,000 attended "White Night" events in Riga

On a perfect evening/night weather-wise in Riga, about 42,000 turned out for the contemporary arts forum "White Night", organizers are saying, cites LETA.

28.08.2014

Four new hotels to open in Riga in 2015

Four new hotels will have their grand openings in Riga in 2015, two of them with a five-star rating, according to information provided by Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

15.08.2014

Riga invites to The Port Festival

The Port Festival 2014, that has become a beautiful tradition, is part and parcel of the annual Riga City Festival. This year the main Port festival events “Ielu muzikas diena (The Street Music Day)”, “Kanala Regate 2014 (Regatta of the Canal). The Freeport of Riga Cup” and 24-hour outdoor basketball tournament “Krastu Macs (The Game of Two River Banks)” will take place on August 16-17, 2014, reports BC the port’s press service.

08.07.2014

Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1

In the first quarter of the year 2014, Riga hotels and other accommodation establishments registered 19% more visitors than in the first quarter of 2013, whereas the average number of nights spent by foreign travellers to Riga grew by 2%, according to information from the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB), informs BC the Latvian Institute.

02.07.2014

"Culture Free Tour" offers tours around Riga

From June 13, "Riga Culture Free Tour" will offer free tours around Riga to tourists and local visitors, director of Travel Jam Laura Plumina informed LETA.

02.07.2014

EUR 20 mln made available to promote tourism in Latvia till 2020

In order to promote tourism in Latvia, the Economy Ministry has made available EUR 20 million in EU funding for the 2014-2020 financial planning period, the Economy Ministry said yesterday, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.

13.06.2014

2,000 people visit "Palace of Light" in Riga on first day

Opening Day for the "Palace of Light" attracted about 2,000 people, the Latvian National Library (LNL) public relations specialist Augusts Zilberts informed LETA.

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