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Friday, 31.07.2015, 10:18
Implementing the Public Audit Programme of 2015, National Audit Office of Lithuania has already conducted one third of the financial (regularity) audits and prepared their reports. The report of the audit of the Ministry of Economy has been presented to the public – how Ministry as well as institutions under the Ministry performed the delegated functions and used the funds allocated for the implementation of various programmes during 2014, the Office reports LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Economics, Financial Services, Legislation, Lithuania, Tourism
Today, July 29, Riga International Airport welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the establishment of the airport. Ms Monta Skābarniece arrived at the airport onboard airBaltic flight from Munich, reported BC head of the communications teamat JSC Riga Airport Sarmīte Rinmane.
An Estonian company, which owns Noa and Oko, both in the Estonian top 10 by best restaurant rankings, earned 350,000 euros in profit in 2014, quadrupling the turnover to 2.7 million euros compared to 2013, informs news.err.ee.
The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Tallinn and Amsterdam on March 27, 2016. The new route will offer convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Tallinn via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, reports BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
Riga Freeport CEO Andris Ameriks commented that if the Tallink company does not come up with a second ferry ship to accommodate passengers daily on the route Riga-Stockholm-Riga, then other companies are interested in doing so, probably in 2016, writes LETA.
Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 low fares airline, today (27 July 2015) reported a Q1 profit of €245 mln, up 25% on last year, as traffic grew 16% to 28m due to stronger load factors, up 6% points to 92%, informed BC Elina Hakkarainen.
In 2014, from all the people who visited Estonia, 4.3% were from Latvia, and that is a 3% growth compared to 2013. Last year a total of 170,000 Latvians used overnight accommodations in Estonia, and that is 12,000 more than in 2013, the Estonian Tourist Board informs LETA.
Several new art objects to be unveiled in Riga in 2015 as part of cooperation with the Teterevs family
Several new art objects will be unveiled in Riga this year as part of the Riga City Council's cooperation with the Teterevs family, as the art patrons confirmed during a meeting with Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks on July 22nd, writes LETA.
The Riga Tourism Development Bureau considers participation in the meeting industry fair "The Meetings Show UK" in London, where Riga was represented by the "Meet Riga" brand, a success, as "Meet Riga" marketing manager Aigars Smiltans told LETA.
Riga ranked as the best in the four star hotel category according to research by Switzerland's PwC "Online reputations – Why hotel reviews matter and how hotels respond" data.
Estonian Tallink's majority owner Infortar examined ways to acquire in addition to the Estonian national carrier Estonian Air also Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica, but the transaction did not take place, LETA/Aripaev.ee reports.
A group of seven journalists and one tour operator – is visiting Latvia from July 15 to July 20, 2015. This is the largest group of U.S. media representatives to visit Latvia in several years, as the Latvian Tourism Development Agency's public relations officer Inta Briede told LETA.
After the first six months of 2015, Lithuanian airports record the growth in passenger numbers in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga by over 10% compared to the same period in 2014. During six months the three air gateways handled over 1.9 million passengers, writes LETA/ELTA.
According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2014 75.6% or 1.3 mln Latvian residents (1) went on same-day and overnight trips, which is 1% more than in 2013. 19.9% of the Latvian residents went on overnight recreational (2) trips both within the territory of Latvia, as well as abroad, spending at least one night outside their usual place of residence.
The Latvian Tourism Development Agency organized a visit to Latvia for seven Japanese journalists so they could see tourist attractions in various regions and the capital city and get to know Latvia, as the agency's public relations officer, Inta Briede, told LETA.