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Four new hotels to open in Riga in 2015

Four new hotels to open in Riga in 2015

28.08.2014

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.

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Riga invites to The Port Festival

Riga invites to The Port Festival

15.08.2014

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.

Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1

Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1

08.07.2014

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.


"Culture Free Tour" offers tours around Riga

"Culture Free Tour" offers tours around Riga

02.07.2014

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.

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

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

02.07.2014

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.

10.06.2014

Japanese travel operators discuss cooperation opportunities with Latvia

At the Foreign Ministry on Monday, diplomat Peteris Vaivars, the current deputy state secretary at the ministry and the former ambassador of Latvia in Japan, opened a special workshop and matchmaking event for Japanese travel operators and representatives of tourism sectors in Latvia, LETA was informed by the ministry.

10.06.2014

The first hotel under the brand ibis Styles to appear in Riga

Ibis Styles Riga will be the first hotel under this brand in Riga, the capital city of Latvia, one of the most dynamically developing country in the European Union. Starting September 1st 2014 the hotel will join the Orbis Hotel Group, will operate under the ibis Styles brand and will be connected to the Accor Global Sales and Distribution System, informs Svetlana Jusupova.

04.06.2014

Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1

In the first quarter of this year, Riga hotels and other accommodation establishments registered 193,698 foreign visitors, or 19% more than in the first quarter of 2013, whereas the average number of nights spent by foreign travelers to Riga grew by 2%, reports LETA/Nozare.lv, referring to information from the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB).

26.05.2014

Number of foreign visitors in Latvia grew by 15.7% in Q1

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments (1) in the 1st quarter of this year comprised 348.5 thousand people, which is 15.7% more than in the same period of the last year.

20.05.2014

"Riga" Hotel to become five-star "Grand Hotel Kempinski RIGA"

The "Riga" Hotel will be revamped into the first hotel of the Kempinski Hotels chain in Latvia, a loan of EUR 20 million has been taken out from Swedbank for implementation of the project, as Swedbank’s external communication manager, Ivars Svilans, told Nozare.lv.

20.05.2014

First Mercure Hotel arrives in Latvia

Accor and Orbis Group expand its hotel portfolio with a new location – the Mercure Riga Centre, informed BC Agnieszka Kalinowska from Orbis Hotel Group.

14.05.2014

"Latviabeerfest" to be held for three days in a row

At the end of May 2014, the Baltic beer festival "Latviabeerfest" will be held in downtown Rga's Vermanes Park for three days in a row, where more than 165 Latvian and foreign-produced beer brands will be available, as business portal Nozare.lv was informed by spokeswoman Katrina Jermuss, cites LETA.

04.05.2014

Former KGB headquarters in Riga officially opened

With a special event on May 1st and singing of the national anthem, the notorious former headquarters of the Soviet KGB in Riga, also known by locals as the "corner house", was opened its doors to the public for the first time ever, informs LETA.

03.05.2014

Restored tourist tram cruises Riga's streets

From May 1st to September 29, every Saturday, Sunday and holiday days, a restored tourist tram originally built in 1901 will cruise Riga's streets, LETA was informed by municipal public transportation company Rigas satiksme spokesman Viktors Zakis.

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