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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 05:58
The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
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Lithuania was named number-three destination in Lonely Planet's list of best countries to visit in 2015.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.
Chief executives of Kuwei’ts eight largest travel agencies will visit Estonia in the final week of October on the invitation of travel agency Wris, writes Eesti Päevaleht, cites LETA/Baltic Business News.
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.
Dinner in the Riga restaurant "Valters" is the starting point for introducing seven Japanese journalists to Latvia. "Our cuisine and traditional arts and crafts will be the focus," as the State Tourism Development Agency (TAVA) PR specialist Inta Briede informed the Nozare.lv portal, cites LETA.
Compared to September of the previous year the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga in 2014 has increased by 13.8% – almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month, reports BC port’s press service.
The number of tax-free purchases made by Chinese tourists in Latvia doubled during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago, Vineta Kalmane, head of Global Blue Latvia tax refund service provider, told local media.
According to Statistics Estonia, 379,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in August, which was 2% less than in August of the previous year. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.
Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 7.45 million passengers in the first nine months of this year, by 4.8% more than at the same time last year, reports LETA.
After the start of the crisis in Ukraine in February 2014, the Estonian tourism companies feared that the political situation, various sanctions and the decline of the rouble exchange rate will mean disappearance of Russian tourists from Estonia, LETA/Postimees writes.
In summer 2015, Swiss airline Swiss International Airlines will begin flights between Riga and Zurich, Riga International Airline informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Cruise ship season 2014 ended in Klaipeda on Friday with cruise liner Astor, sailing under the flag of Bahamas, docking at the port, informs LETA/ELTA.
An agreement was reached on October 3rd on launching Turkmenistan-Latvia-Canada flights, which will be operated from the summer of 2015, the Riga International Airport informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Estonian state-owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam cargo volumes grew in September 2014 by 6.4% year-on-year to 2.1 million tonnes, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.