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Saturday, 20.09.2014, 10:55
Balloon Tallinn, one of the most popular attractions among tourists and local citizens in Tallinn, will continue flying throughout the year, making it one of the kind in the whole world, reported BC port's press service.
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In the first half of the year 2014, compared to the same period last year, the Latvian town of Sigulda registered a 27.8% increase in the number of guests staying at local accommodation establishments, LETA was informed by the Sigulda Regional Council.
The Baltic countries will have a joint stand at the international tourism fair "JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2014" that will be held in Tokyo on September 25-28, the State Tourism Development Agency's public relations officer Inta Briede told the Nozare.lv business portal.
The first eight months of the year 2014 show the number of visitors in the seaside resort city of Jurmala has increased by 33%, year-on-year, informs LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas and President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists Robertas Dargis have discussed the search for new export destinations and proposals for the Economic Diplomacy Council (EDT), informs LETA/ELTA.
Just one bid was submitted to the procurement organised by the Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry for finding an operator to ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and bigger islands, which was the current operator Väinamere Liinid, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During the major holidays of the year – from 19 December to 4 January – the airline Air Lituanica will operate direct flights from Vilnius to London, Edinburgh and Gothenburg, reported BC airline’s press service.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in the first half of 2014 year-on-year the number of guests increased in accommodation establishments of every county. Compared with the first half of 2013, the number of tourists grew the most in Utena County (77.8%), the least in Alytus County (3.2%), informs LETA/ELTA.
On 12 September, Estonian national carrier Estonian Air will launch a sales campaign of next year flight destinations including seasonal flights to Paris, Berlin, Nice, Split and Milan. Tickets with special fares are sold until 14 September 2014, reports LETA.
Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 1,071,898 passengers in the month of August 2014, which is 4.2% more than last year and the highest August result ever, informs LETA.
The public procurement for finding a ferry operator for the ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and bigger islands is likely to fail since the state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) and Saaremaa Laevakompanii (Saaremaa Shipping Company) are not likely to participate, LETA\/Postimees writes.
Lithuania needed as much as 10 years to open the new Central Klaipeda Terminal for passengers and cargo, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
According to Statistics Estonia, 440,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in July, which is 4% more than in the same month of the previous year. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
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.
Cargo turnover at the Liepaja Port totaled 3,323,200 tons in the first eight months of the year, which is 6.2% more than in the same period last year when the port handled 3,128,597 tons of cargo, as Liepaja Special Economic Zone's public relations manager Liga Ratniece-Kadege told LETA.