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Monday, 22.12.2014, 11:51
Jurgita Kazlauskiene has been selected to head the State Tourism Department (VTD). Up until now, she worked as the deputy president of the European Spas Association, also led the Lithuanian Spas Association, reports LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Legislation, Lithuania, Tourism
Jurmala City Council representatives are denying the public rumors about "New Wave", "KVN", and "Comedy Club" exiting Latvia, the Jurmala City Council informed LETA.
Due to strong demand on its Vilnius route, Turkish Airlines, the 3rd largest carrier in Europe, will increase its flights between Vilnius and Istanbul as from March 2015. Effective from the 29th of March, the schedule will increase from 5 weekly to daily flights, reported BC press service of Vilnius airport.
There has been a sharp decline in Russian demand for Christmas and New Year holidays in 2014 in Latvia, and some tourism operators have even seen a 70% drop in the number of clients from Russia, according to tourism operators questioned by LETA.
Estonian state-owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) Council approved the company's 2015 budget, according to which the expected operating income will be 111 million and net profit of 41.3 million euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Estonian Ministry of Finance shall prepare an in-depth analysis on the fast fall of the Russian rouble exchange rate in recent days and its impact on the Estonian economy, Finance Minister Maris Lauri said on Wednesday in the parliament, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.
Seven tour operators from China who paid a visit to Lithuania at the invitation of the Lithuania's State Department of Tourism say that they have discovered a new and highly potential tourism direction in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
The City of Vilnius, together with private investors and world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind have revealed the design for Vilnius Beacon at the Liepkalnis Ski Hill, reports BC Rasa Razgaitis from Vilnius City Municipality.
It is possible that Russian "New Wave" pop music festival and the KVN and "Comedy Club" stand-up shows will not be able to organize their events in Jurmala anymore by leading Moscow politicians' order, newspaper "Vesti" reports today, cites LETA.
On 13 December airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Riga and Poprad, Slovakia. The once weekly service, offers convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries, reported BC Janis Vanags.
Starting today, pilot project titled "United Green Corridor for Physical Persons" will start working in test mode at the Grebneva-Ubylinka checkpoint on the Latvian-Russian border and run until January 15, 2015, the State Revenue Service informed LETA.
Estonian Economy and Infrastructure Minister Urve Palo and state owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) signed on Thursday an agreement for operating ferry connection between Estonia's mainland and the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, reports LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, 238,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in October, which was 4% more than in October of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.
The Riga City Council's Urban Development Committee approved of a development project in 4.9 hectares of land around the radio and television tower in Zakusala today, reports LETA.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently on a two-day official visit in Turkey, attended the Lithuanian-Turkish business forum. A delegation of 22 business representatives from Lithuania participates in the forum the main purpose of which is to strengthen bilateral business relations and explore new opportunities and spheres of cooperation, reports BC presidential press service.