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Friday, 19.12.2014, 05:53
The British newspaper ''Daily Mail'' has included Riga on its ''Hipster Guide to the World'', pointing out that Miera Street in Riga is one of the trendiest districts in the world, reports LETA.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.