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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 06.02.2016, 09:07

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Cargo handling in the Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January-December decreased by 0.1%

Cargo handling in the Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January-December decreased by 0.1%

04.02.2016

In January-December 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 368 550,0 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is -0.1% or -353,6 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.

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Estonian hospitality industry pays EUR 151 mln in taxes in 2015

Estonian hospitality industry pays EUR 151 mln in taxes in 2015

04.02.2016

Hotels and restaurants operating in Estonia paid in 2015 taxes totaling more than 151 million euros, nearly 11% more than a year earlier, informs LETA/BNS.

Tallink carries 3.3% more passengers in January

Tallink carries 3.3% more passengers in January

03.02.2016

The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried 556,750 passengers in January, 3.3% more than in the same month a year ago, informs LETA/BNS.


Lords LB Asset Management’s fund to acquire Comfort Hotel LT in Vilnius from Norway’s Selvaag

Lords LB Asset Management’s fund to acquire Comfort Hotel LT in Vilnius from Norway’s Selvaag

02.02.2016

A fund managed by investment management firm Lords LB Asset Management is set to acquire Comfort Hotel LT, a hotel in Vilnius, from Norway’s fund Selvaag Eastern European Development, reports LETA/BNS.

Estonian minister analyzes impacts of introducing tourism tax

Estonian minister analyzes impacts of introducing tourism tax

01.02.2016

The minister of entrepreneurship in Estonia, Liisa Oviir, sees need for a more thorough analysis of a tourism tax mentioned as a possibility in the draft administrative reform law so as to assess its impact on Estonia's international competitiveness as a tourist destination, reports LETA/BNS.

27.01.2016

Norwegian to serve Baltic Capitals cruise with bigger ship in 2017

The cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line will next year bring Norwegian Getaway, the currently second newest ship in its fleet, to Europe for the first time since its delivery in 2014 to operate the Baltic Capitals cruise from Copenhagen or Warnemunde, informs LETA/BNS.

26.01.2016

Hilton Tallinn Park hotel to open in summer 2016

Hilton Worldwide is about to open Hilton Tallinn Park hotel in the Estonian capital in the summer 2016 and is accepting reservations for arrival September 1, 2016 and beyond, informs LETA/BNS.

26.01.2016

Number of foreign tourist stayovers in Estonia drops by 3.4% in 11 months

A total of 2.9 million tourists spent a night at an accommodation establishment in Estonia in the first 11 months of 2015; the number of domestic stayovers grew by 7.2% over the same period in 2014 while the number of foreign tourist stayovers was down by 3.4%, informs LETA/BNS.

22.01.2016

Tallink to name its new LNG powered fast ferry Megastar

The listed Estonian shipper AS Tallink Grupp announced on Friday they have chosen Megastar as the name for their new generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ferry to start operating between Tallinn and Helsinki in 2017, reports LETA/BNS.

21.01.2016

Latvia hosts over 1000 media isits in 2015

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Latvian organisations and institutions hosted over 1000 international journalists on media trips in 2015, reported BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.

20.01.2016

Tallink to put Silja Europa on Tallinn-Helsinki route in March

The passenger ship Silja Europa, which has been chartered to an Australian company since 2014, will return to the Tallinn-Helsinki route in March 2016, following an overhaul of the passenger area, the shipper Tallink said on January 20th, cites LETA/BNS.

19.01.2016

Events in Turkey, Egypt have increased demand for trips to Spain, Italy, Greece from Latvia

Although travelers are not canceling their trips to Turkey and Egypt en masse, recent events in these countries have increased demand for trips to Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria, representatives of Latvian tour operators Tez Tour and Novatours told LETA.

18.01.2016

UN World Tourism Organization nominates Lithuania's treetop walkway among top 5

The treetop walkway in the Anyksciai Regional Park in central Lithuania has been shortlisted by the United Nations (UN) World Tourism Organization among top five nominations for the tourism innovations awards, reports LETA/BNS.

15.01.2016

Rise in number of tourists in Riga from Western Europe in 2015

Last year the Riga Tourism Information Center (TIC) saw the number of tourists from Western Europe rise, according to the information provided by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB), reported LETA.

13.01.2016

Number of tourists in accommodation establishments in Estonia decreased

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2015, 207,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments which is 3% fewer than in November 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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