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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 02:49

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Mayor: up to 70,000 guests from abroad expected to attend EuroBasket 2015 in Riga

Mayor: up to 70,000 guests from abroad expected to attend EuroBasket 2015 in Riga

28.08.2015

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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Aldaris beer ready for the thousands of basketball fans in Riga

Aldaris beer ready for the thousands of basketball fans in Riga

28.08.2015

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.

75% young persons in Estonia save up for trips abroad or to buy real estate

75% young persons in Estonia save up for trips abroad or to buy real estate

27.08.2015

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.


Tallinn Zoo celebrated 76th anniversary

Tallinn Zoo celebrated 76th anniversary

27.08.2015

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.

Airbnb taking away earnings from hotels in Estonia

Airbnb taking away earnings from hotels in Estonia

25.08.2015

Leasing one's flat or house to tourists via the Airbnb system is becoming increasingly popular in Estonia, writes LETA/Delfi.

24.08.2015

Lithuanian hotels accommodated by 4.8% more guests in Q2

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.

21.08.2015

Number of tourists in Latvian hotels grew by 4.7% in Q2

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%.

19.08.2015

In 2014, the largest number of foreign tourists staying in Lithuanian hotels came from Russia

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.

19.08.2015

Russia to introduce more complex travel rules for EU citizens

Moscow wants to introduce more complex rules for European Union (EU) travelers to Russia, Russian officials said on Monday, cites EHO MOSKVI/LETA.

17.08.2015

airBaltic to launch Riga – Salzburg

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.

14.08.2015

Vilnius getting ready for Japanese culture days

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.

11.08.2015

Cargo volume at the Port of Tallinn shrunk by 25% in July

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.

11.08.2015

Organisers of Weekend Festival Baltic in Pärnu deemed event a full success

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.

11.08.2015

Finnish MEP bought hotel in Pärnu

Member of the European Parliament elected from Finland, Paavo Väyrynen bought a hotel in Pärnu, writes LETA/Delfi.

10.08.2015

In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments decreased in Estonia

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.

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