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Thursday, 17.04.2014, 12:45
One of the leading global travel search sites Skyscanner listed 20 most hipster neighbourhoods in the world. Among others, Kalamaja, one of the fastest developing neighbourhoods in Tallinn was also selected as one of the best choices, Tallinn Tourism board said in a statement, ciets LETA.
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The heads of the North Estonian Sillamäe Port hope that the tense relations between the European Union and Russia won't curb the development of the port since the port would gladly service a passenger shipping line between Estonia, Finland and Russia, reports LETA, referring to the local Põhjarannik newspaper.
In 2013 as compared to 2012 the number of foreign travellers and their expenditure has increased, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). In 2013 foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 5.8 mln times, which is more by 4.5% than in 2012.
The North East Estonian Sillamäe and Kunda ports are interested in restoring the ship connection with South East Finnish town Kotka, hoping that it would have a positive effect on the development of both regions, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The number of passengers who used the ports managed by the state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) grew by 4.1% in March 2014 to 673,792, which is a record for the month of March, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
According to Statistics Estonia, 178,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in February 2014, which was 11% more than in February of the previous year.
31 conference organisers from 13 European states visit Estonia at the invitation of Enterprise Estonia and non-profit organisation Estonian Conference Bureau this week, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
British newspaper The Guardian has printed several articles praising the most stylish hotels in Riga, the European Capital of Culture in 2014, and other Baltic cities, reports LETA.
The global travel search site Skyscanner conducted a search for the world's 20 most hipster neighbourhoods around the world. Their conclusions? The energetic and vibrant Miera iela in Rīga is the most hip of them all!
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, on April 7th released its March 2014 customer service statistics which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:
The connections between Lithuania and Sweden will be especially convenient this summer: the airline Air Lituanica will offer seasonal flights to two Swedish cities – Gothenburg and Malmö. Flights will be operated from the middle of June until the end of August twice a week on both routes at evening time, informed BC communications manager at Air Lituanica Sandra Meskauskaite.
148,745 thousand passengers were serviced by the Tallinn Airport in March 2014, a growth of 3.3% compared to March last year, LETA/Õhtuleht online reports.
In the first quarter of the year 2014, the Estonian state-owned port management company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled 8.3 million tonnes of cargo, which is 7.5% more than at the same time last year while passenger number reached a record 1.8 million people, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonia’s largest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp told NASDAQ OMX Tallinn that in March 2014, it transported 701,180 passengers, which is nearly a 1% decrease compared to March 2013, informs LETA.
Latvian airline, airBaltic, has achieved a net profit of EUR +1 million for the full year of 2013. airBaltic has surpassed by far its original plans and has turned around the FY2012 loss of EUR -27 million, converting it into a net profit of EUR +1 million for 2013. airBaltic has achieved profitability one year ahead of the initial schedule, reports BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.