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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 25.05.2018, 23:29

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In Q1, Lithuanian hotels received 546.4 thousand tourists

In Q1, Lithuanian hotels received 546.4 thousand tourists

24.05.2018

According to Statistics Lithuania, in I quarter 2018, the country’s accommodation establishments received 546.4 thousand tourists, or by 7.3% more than I quarter 2017. Compared to I quarter 2017, the number of overnight stays grew by 3.8%. One guest stayed in an accommodation establishment for, on average, 2.2 nights.

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Citybox to run hotel in Porto Franco development in Tallinn

Citybox to run hotel in Porto Franco development in Tallinn

22.05.2018

The Estonian company Porto Franco OU has signed an agreement with the Norwegian hotel operator Citybox on the establishment of a Citybox hotel in the first building of the Porto Franco property development in the area of the passenger port of Tallinn, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvia and Cambodia discuss stepping up cooperation in transport, logistics and tourism

Latvia and Cambodia discuss stepping up cooperation in transport, logistics and tourism

22.05.2018

Representatives of Latvia and Cambodia have discussed possibilities of stepping up economic cooperation in transport, logistics and tourism, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.


Tourists invited to visit over 100 Baltic castles and manors

Tourists invited to visit over 100 Baltic castles and manors

21.05.2018

Tourists are being invited to visit over a hundred of castles and manors in the Baltic states, opening up this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, and also Latvia and Estonia's declaration of independence, reports LETA/BNS.

The number of museum visits set a new record in Estonia in 2017

The number of museum visits set a new record in Estonia in 2017

18.05.2018

Museums continue to be popular in Estonia. According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, for the first time, there were more than 3.5 million museum visits.


18.05.2018

Jurmala sees 23% rise of tourists in Q1

The Latvian sea-side resort town Jurmala saw the number of tourists to grow 23 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2017, the Jurmala City Council said, citing the latest figures from the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.

17.05.2018

Hiring of Mercandia along with ferry Regula to cost Estonia EUR 1.7 mln for summer

The hiring of Mercandia VIII, the sixth and backup vessel of shipper TS Laevad operating subsidized ferry services between the mainland and Estonia's large western islands, along with expenses concerning the ferry Regula will cost the state 1.7 million euros for the summer of this year, reports LETA/BNS.

17.05.2018

Over 1 mln passengers travel with airBaltic in 4 months

The Latvian airline airBaltic in the first four months of 2018 has transported 1 065 664 or 22% more than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In April 2018, 335 767 passengers or 17% more than last year travelled with airBaltic, informed BC airline’s press service.

16.05.2018

Liepaja port raises cargo turnover 14.2% in January-April

During the first four months of 2018, cargo turnover in the southwestern Latvian port of Liepaja grew by 14.2% against the same period a year ago to 2,609,254 tons, LETA’s estimates suggest.

15.05.2018

Number of tourists hosted at Latvian hotels rose by 15.3% in Q1

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 454.2 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter of 2018, which is 14.3% more than in the 1st quarter of 2017. Compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.8%, reaching 885.2 thousand. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights.

15.05.2018

Booking.com opening Vilnius office

Online accommodation giant Booking.com on May 15th is opening its office in Vilnius, reports LETA/BNS.

14.05.2018

Vilnius Court rejected the complaint by Kauno būstai and upheld the Competition Council‘s fine for the dissemination of misleading advertising

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) has rejected the complaint by Kauno būstai and upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council‘s EUR 6,300 fine for the dissemination of misleading advertising, reported BC the chief expert at the communications division of Lithuanian Competition Council Ieva Racickaite.

14.05.2018

Lido is going to open 2 more bistros in Riga and Jelgava in 2018

The popular Latvian chain of bistros, Lido, plans on opening two more bistros at the Riga Plaza shopping center in Riga, as well as in Jelgava this year, the company's owner Gunars Kirsons told LETA.

11.05.2018

Ryanair launches flights from Vilnius to Athens

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on May 10th launched flights from Vilnius to Athens, reports LETA/BNS.

10.05.2018

Riga port sees number of passengers’ growth 12.8% in January-April

The port of Riga received 223,341 ship passengers during the first four months of 2018, which was a 12.8 percent increase against the same period in 2017, informs LETA, according to information available on the port's official website.

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