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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 28.04.2015, 03:33

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In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

24.04.2015

In 2014, 3,862 libraries (2,561 of them in educational establishments), 632 culture centres, 104 museums, 39 theatres, 7 state concert organisations, 28 cinemas and film halls operated in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Culture, Education and Science, Forum, Lithuania, Tourism



Costa Pacifica opens the cruise season in Tallinn

Costa Pacifica opens the cruise season in Tallinn

24.04.2015

On May 4, 2015, the moorage of the Costa Pacifica cruise ship in the Old City Harbour will officially open the summer cruise season in Tallinn. The season will last until October 17, 2015, reports BC port’s press service.

Lithuanian travel agency Voyage-Voyage inflicts EUR 285,000 in damages

Lithuanian travel agency Voyage-Voyage inflicts EUR 285,000 in damages

22.04.2015

After director of Lithuanian travel agency Voyage-Voyage, which ceased operations, submitted information about the company's liabilities, it transpired that 184 tourists incurred damages totalling EUR 285,000, reports LETA/ELTA.


In Lithuania, Japanese tourists feel at home

In Lithuania, Japanese tourists feel at home

21.04.2015

Awarded with the title of the Business Ambassador 2014 at the Lithuanian Business Confederation Awards, Egidijus Meilunas, the ambassador of Lithuania in Japan, states that tourism is one of the most promising areas for developing the relationship between Lithuania and Japan, reports BC Lithuania's State Department of Tourism (VTD).

Tour operator's certificate taken away from Lithuanian travel agency Voyage-Voyage

Tour operator's certificate taken away from Lithuanian travel agency Voyage-Voyage

20.04.2015

On April 20th 2015, by order of the head of Lithuania's State Department of Tourism (VTD), a tour operator's certificate of the travel agency Voyage-Voyage was revoked, reports LETA/ELTA.

20.04.2015

The Port of Riga – a stable leader in the Baltic States in Q1

The Port of Riga concluded the 1st quarter of 2015 with the 6.7% increase of cargo turnover compared to the same period of the last year. Overall, 10.58 million tons of various cargos were handled at the port of Riga during the first three months, reports BC port’s press service.

15.04.2015

In 2014, Latvia was visited by 7.3% more foreign travelers

In 2014 as compared to 2013, the number of foreign travellers has increased by 7.3%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 6.2 mln times and spent 668.5 mln euros, which is more by 60.2 mln euros or 9.9% than a year ago.

15.04.2015

Estonian tourism companies: raising VAT on accommodation hits rural businesses the hardest

Estonian Tourism Companies Union (ETCU) estimates that the government coalition's plan to raise VAT on accommodation establishments by 11% would hit the businesses in rural areas hardest, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

10.04.2015

In February, the number of tourists in Estonian hotels decreased by 1%

According to Statistics Estonia, 177,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in February 2015, which is 1% fewer than in February 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

10.04.2015

Mayor: Jurmala projects increase in tourist numbers in 2015

Despite the tense political/economic situation, the Jurmala City Council nevertheless projects an increase in tourist numbers this year, Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmers) told Latvian Television today, reports LETA.

09.04.2015

Turkmenistan Airlines flights between Riga and Ashgabat temporarily suspended

Turkmenistan Airlines has temporarily suspended its Ashgabat-Riga-Ashgabat flights between April 11 and July 1, 2015, the newspaper Neatkariga reports, cites LETA.

09.04.2015

Riga mayor signed cooperation agreement with Minsk

One of the key aspects of his Minsk visit is the broad-based cooperation agreement between the Belarus capital and Riga signed by Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) on April 8th 2015, reports LETA.

08.04.2015

Lithuania is becoming more accessible to the Israeli tourists

After opening the Embassy of Israel in Vilnius, joining the euro zone and being chosen by the Lonely Planet as one of the world's top touristic attractions, Lithuania is becoming more accessible and welcoming to the Israeli tourists, reports LETA/ELTA.

07.04.2015

Tallink looking for ways to add second ferry to Riga-Stockholm route

The Estonian ferry company Tallink is looking for ways to once again have two ferries running on the Riga-Stockholm route, the newspaper ''Dienas Bizness'' reports today, cites LETA.

02.04.2015

Latvia and Kazakhstan: the way for relations is paved

Real estate sector remains not only one of really working force of Latvian economy. It opens new ways of development for Latvian business. A memorandum of cooperation, concluded by the chairwoman of the Real Estate Expert council Inara Vilkaste and Head of Association of development of small and medium-sized business KAZadvancementElmira Saimardenova, confirms it.

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