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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 02:49
During a special press conference on August 27th, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) said that approximately 60,000 to 70,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive in Riga for this year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015), reports LETA.
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With about 70,000 fans expected to converge on Riga from abroad for the European Championship ("EuroBasket" 2015), the Latvian beer giant Aldaris is gearing up for the event with special set-ups in a number of host bars in Old Town and downtown, and a cordoned-off zone at the Freedom Monument, reports LETA.
SEB initiated a survey in the Baltic States on young persons' financial behaviour and lifestyle and found that youth in Estonia are not as diligent in planning their budgets as their Latvian and Lithuanian peers, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
The Tallinn Zoo celebrated their 76th anniversary on August 25th, and it is already clear that this year will be a record year in terms of visitors, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
Leasing one's flat or house to tourists via the Airbnb system is becoming increasingly popular in Estonia, writes LETA/Delfi.
According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2015, accommodation establishments accommodated by 4.8% more guests than in the same quarter of 2014 and received 663.4 thousand tourists.
In the 2nd quarter of 2015, there were 411.7 thsd foreign visitors in Latvian accommodation establishments, which is 4.7% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2014. According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), number of visitors from Russia reduced by 37.0%.
Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Tourism in Lithuania 2014 has been released. The publication presents statistics on accommodation estab¬lishments, private tourist accommodation and rural tourism, travel agencies and tour operators, domes¬tic, outbound and inbound tourism, tourism satellite accounts.
Moscow wants to introduce more complex rules for European Union (EU) travelers to Russia, Russian officials said on Monday, cites EHO MOSKVI/LETA.
The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Salzburg on 26 December 2015. The new route will offer excellent escapes for winter holidaymakers, reports BC Janis Vanags.
On 4 – 6 September 2015, 31st EBA (European Bonsai Association) & ESA (European Suiseki Association) Convention will be held in Vilnius, at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre. At the same time, the 4th Japanese Culture Festival will take place, the Vilnius Convention Bureau reports LETA/ELTA.
In July 2015, the amount of goods transported through the ports of the Port of Tallinn was by nearly 25% smaller than during the same period of time last year, whereas the number of passengers grew by 6.6%, writes LETA/Äripäev.
The first Weekend Festival Baltic, the electronic dance music festival in Pärnu during the weekend, was deemed a complete success by the organisers of the event, stated the organisers in a press release, cites LETA.
Member of the European Parliament elected from Finland, Paavo Väyrynen bought a hotel in Pärnu, writes LETA/Delfi.
According to Statistics Estonia, 323,500 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in June 2015, which is 4% fewer than in June 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.