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Wednesday, 19.06.2013, 01:37
Tallinn Seaplane Harbour was handed over the 2013 grand prix of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards on Sunday in Athens, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Keyword tags: Culture, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Real Estate, Tourism
BalticMiles, the leading multi-partner loyalty program in Northern Europe and Russia, has been named the Best Loyalty Programme of the Year in the Travel and Entertainment industry during the 2013 Loyalty Awards ceremony held in the Grosvenor House in London, reports BC BalticMiles’ press service.
On 12-16 June, the unique Estonian public diplomacy mission “Everyone’s Going to Yerevan” will take place in Yerevan and many other Armenian cities, in order to enliven cultural relations between Estonia and Armenia, informed BC the Estonian Foreign Ministry.
According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2013, 192,000 foreign and domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 6% less than in the same month of the previous year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.
The state-owned joint-stock company Latvijas Valsts radio un televizijas centrs"(LVRTC) hopes to attract LVL 7 million from European Union funds during the next financial period in order to reconstruct the Riga Radio and TV Tower, LETA/Nozare.lv informs, referring to Dienas Bizness on Friday.
In spring 2013, sales of summer manors were more active in Estonia than previously, LETA/dv.ee reports. Russian citizens show a lot of interest toward real estate of that kind in Estonia, albeit mostly in good condition.
Recently, there have been less cases of British tourists fooling around and causing problems at various Riga landmarks, and the previous "trademark" of British tourists wishing to get naked or relieving themselves by the Freedom Monument has been eliminated completely.
Today, Latvian airline airBaltic introduces an additional flight frequency from Riga to Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The improved service will offer convenient travel between the two airports, and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS, informs BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
Tallinn-based hotel Nordic Hotels posted profit in amount of 560,000 euros in 2012, down from 563,793 euros earned in 2011, informs LETA.
While accompanying Latvian President Andris Berzins on an official visit to Kazakhstan, Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts signed the Economy Ministry's agreement with the Kazakh Industry and New Technologies Ministry on cooperation in tourism, the Economy Ministry told LETA.
Estonia's largest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp informed the Tallinn stock exchange that on June 3, 2013, it successfully completed the private placement of a NOK 900 million (EUR 118 million) senior unsecured bond, informs LETA.
Hertz, one of the leading global car rental companies has joined the multi-partner loyalty program BalticMiles, informed BC the press service of BalticMiles.
In January-Apil 2013, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 119 949,6thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +3,9% or +4 544,7thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
Estonia’s largest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp told NASDAQ OMX Tallinn that in May 2013, AS Tallink Grupp transported 792,574 passengers which is nearly 8% increase compared to May 2012, writes LETA.
The first ever direct flights between Riga International Airport and the Greek city of Thessaloniki were launched, the airport informed LETA/Nozare.lv.