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Monday, 02.03.2015, 17:01
Estonia's largest passenger shipping company Tallink informed the Tallinn stock exchange that it has decided to sell its ferries Regina Baltica and Silja Festival, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Tourism, Transport
Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku Oy signed a contract for the construction of the LNG powered fast ferry for Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations, Tallink announced LETA.
A total of 1,122,926 visitors stayed at hotels and other accommodations in Riga in 2014, which represents a 15.6% increase on 2013. The total number of tourists visiting the city reached 2 million last year, according to information from the Central Statistical Bureau, tabulated by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.
Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp informed the Tallinn stock exchange that its unaudited net profit amounted to EUR 27.3 million or EUR 0.04 per share in 2014, which is a 37.1% decrease compared to the previous year, informs LETA.
According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in IV quarter 2014, accommodation establishments received 501.2 thousand guests, or by 4.4% more than in the same quarter of 2013.
The traveler portal "Premier Traveler" has ranked the Karosta Prison in Liepaja among world's 10 most unusual places to stay during a trip abroad, reports BC the Latvian Institute.
The organizers of the annual New Wave pop-music contest/festival have not reserved the dates for the festival in Jurmala in 2015, thus these dates have been reserved for other events and New Wave will not be held in the Latvian coastal resort city this summer, the head of the Dzintari Concert Hall Guntars Kirsis confirmed to LETA.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in 2014 the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments comprised 2.1 mln people who spent there 4.2 mln nights. Compared to 2013, the number of persons served rose by 14.1%, but the number of overnight stays – by 10.1%.
On Thursday, 19 February 2015, budget airline Ryanair congratulated its 2 millionth passenger in Vilnius International Airport, reports LETA/ELTA.
Travelers Andzs Ubelis and Martins Sils are planning to visit twenty countries during a 25,000-kilometer motorcycle expedition "2 Rati 2 Ragi" (2 Wheels 2 Horns) that will take three months, as the expedition's public relations consultant Arita Kruze told LETA.
During the year 2014 the Freeport of Riga has reached the unprecedented volume of cargo handling – a threshold of 41 million tons (+ 15.8%) was exceeded, which is the largest amount ever handled during the year by one of the Latvian ports. The results of January 2015 show that the growth trend continues – 3.5 million tons were handled in January, which is by 8.3% more than in January 2014, reports BC port’s press service.
Estonian residents travel more than before, but for shorter times, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its fresh report. Foreign visitors made 6.2 million visits to Estonia in 2014, which is about 1% more than in 2013, informs LETA.
On February 12th 2015, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and the Port of Tallinn concluded a contract for organising ferry traffic on the Rohuküla-Heltermaa and Kuivastu-Virtsu lines, reports BC the ministry’s press service.
On Friday, 13 February, Riga International Airport welcomed the first flight of Turkmenistan Airlines from Ashgabat. The new direction will help attract more passengers and open new travel opportunities for transit passengers, reported BC airport’s press service.
The "Corner House" exhibition at the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga will reopen to the public this afternoon, as the Latvian Museum of the Occupation representatives informed LETA.