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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 28.02.2017, 14:42

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airBaltic to launch Riga – Abu Dhabi service

airBaltic to launch Riga – Abu Dhabi service

24.02.2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2017, airBaltic representative informed BC.

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Visitor number at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia up by 1 million

Visitor number at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia up by 1 million

15.02.2017

In 2016, 2.3 mln visitors were hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments, which was 7.7% more than the year before. According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the respective indicator has increased by 75 % from the 1.3 million hosted in 2010. As compared to 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 7.5%. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 1.9 nights.

Riga airport raises number of passengers 4.4% in January

Riga airport raises number of passengers 4.4% in January

14.02.2017

Riga International Airport received 369,666 passengers this January, which was a 4.4 percent rise against the same period last year, according to information released by the airport.


Russian and Belarusian tourists spend less in Lithuania in 2016

Russian and Belarusian tourists spend less in Lithuania in 2016

14.02.2017

Spending by foreign visitors at Lithuanian retail stores fell by 11% in 2016 compared with 2015 and the value of the average shopping basket was down by 5%, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Tuesday, citing data from the tax refund company Global Blue Lietuva, writes LETA/BNS.

Estonian residents travelled less in 2016, but they spent more on their travels

Estonian residents travelled less in 2016, but they spent more on their travels

10.02.2017

Foreign visitors made 6 million visits to Estonia in 2016, which is about 4% more than in 2015. Foreign visitors consumed more than 1.3 bln euros of goods and services in Estonia in 2016, which was 2% more than in 2015.


10.02.2017

Estonian airline Nordica carries 33,900 passengers in January

The state-owned Estonian airline Nordica carried in partnership with LOT Polish Airlines 33,900 passengers in January, 77% more than in the same month last year.

10.02.2017

Tourism Dept under criticism for using foreign photos for promoting Lithuania

Lithuania's Economy Ministry has called the leadership of the State Tourism Department to explain the reasons behind the use of photographs taken abroad to promote Lithuania, reports LETA/BNS.

07.02.2017

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia. the airBaltic representative informed BC.

06.02.2017

Estonia registers bigger growth in Russian tourists than Europe in general

The number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia grew faster last year than in Europe on the average and expectations concerning Russian visitors are high for the future too, the chief tourism development executive of Enterprise Estonia said LETA/BNS.

30.01.2017

Riga Airport handled 5.4 mln passengers in 2016

Riga International Airport as the leading airport in the Baltic countries reached a new passenger traffic record in 2016, servicing nearly half of the total number of passengers of the Baltic airports. Also this year, the Airport expects to ensure passenger growth progression, the airport representative informed BC.

27.01.2017

The 24th Baltic International Travel Trade Fair Balttour 2017 will be held in Riga

The 24th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2017”, the largest and most important travel market in the Baltic States annually marking the start of the new tourist season will be held at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga from 3–5 February.

24.01.2017

Lithuania leads Baltics in terms of tourism nights in 2016

Hotels and other tourism accommodation establishments in Lithuania last year attracted more guests than those in Latvia and Estonia, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Tuesday writes LETA.

24.01.2017

Marriott International enters Estonian market

Hotel Telegraaf has signed licence agreement with the world’s largest hotel company Marriott International. According to the agreement, Telegraaf will be Marriott’s first hotel partner in Estonia and become a part of Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott’s growing portfolio of characterful independent hotels, Hotel Telegraaf representatives informed BC.

12.01.2017

Tallink’s Romantika ferry damaged by storm will still leave for Stockholm at midnight

The Romantika, a ferry operated by Estonia’s Tallink Grupp, that was damaged in rough seas on its way from Stockholm to Riga last night, and is still on its way to Riga, is safe enough to leave for Stockholm at midnight, reports LETA.

12.01.2017

Storm damages radar antenna and front porthole of Tallink's Romantika ferry

The Romantika, a ferry operated by Estonia’s Tallink Grupp, was damaged in rough seas on its way from Stockholm to Riga last night, the ferry company informed LETA.

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