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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 03.09.2014, 07:35

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Baltic Travel Group CEO: decrease in the number of Russian tourists inevitable in Latvia

Baltic Travel Group CEO: decrease in the number of Russian tourists inevitable in Latvia

29.08.2014

The number of Russian tourists in Europe has reduced by 30-40% due to the crisis in Ukraine, and this tendency will inevitably affect Latvia as well, CEO of the travel agency Baltic Travel Group Vlads Korjagins told LETA.

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Four new hotels to open in Riga in 2015

Four new hotels to open in Riga in 2015

28.08.2014

Four new hotels will have their grand openings in Riga in 2015, two of them with a five-star rating, according to information provided by Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

Air Lituanica introduces autumn flight schedule

Air Lituanica introduces autumn flight schedule

28.08.2014

Air Lituanica improved its forecasted passenger traffic in summer months 2014, it was chosen by more than 45 thousand passengers. In autumn, the airline will offer 42 weekly departures by regular flights from Vilnius airport, Air Lituanica has announced LETA/ELTA.


Number of rural tourists in Latvia increases in 2014

Number of rural tourists in Latvia increases in 2014

28.08.2014

The number of people embarking on country holidays in Latvia has grown again in 2014, and (despite grim predictions), developments in Ukraine did not bring down the number of vacationers from Russia, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.

In January-July, cargo turnover in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports increased by 4.3%

In January-July, cargo turnover in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports increased by 4.3%

27.08.2014

In January-July 2014, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 122 216 490.8 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +4,3% or +8 917,1 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.

25.08.2014

Number of visitors in Latvian hotels increased by 19.7% in Q2

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments1 in the 2nd quarter of the year 2014 comprised 564.0 thousand people, which is 19.7% more than in the 2nd quarter of the last year.

22.08.2014

In January–June, Lithuanian hotels received more than 1 mln tourists

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2014, accommodation establishments accommodated by 9.5% more guests than in the same quarter of 2013 and received 637.7 thousand tourists.

22.08.2014

First charter flight from Japan landed in Tallinn

On 21 August, 2014, the first charter flight from Japan landed at Tallinn Airport. This is the first charter service of its kind to bring Japanese tourists straight from Osaka to Tallinn, reports BC airport’s press service.

21.08.2014

New York Times refers to Rundale Palace as "Latvian Versailles"

The U.S. magazine New York Times admires Latvia's Baroque-style Rundale Palace, calling it the "Latvian Versailles", cites LETA.

20.08.2014

Travel agency Tez Tour triples its profit in 2013

Travel agency Tez Tour turned over EUR 21,583,681 and earned EUR 446,663, reports LETA/Nozare.lv, according to information provided by Firmas.lv.

18.08.2014

Turnover of Latvian companies operating in lodging industry grows by 14.27% since 2011

The average turnover of Latvian companies in the lodging industry has grown by 14.27% since 2011, according to information provided by Lursoft, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.

15.08.2014

Riga invites to The Port Festival

The Port Festival 2014, that has become a beautiful tradition, is part and parcel of the annual Riga City Festival. This year the main Port festival events “Ielu muzikas diena (The Street Music Day)”, “Kanala Regate 2014 (Regatta of the Canal). The Freeport of Riga Cup” and 24-hour outdoor basketball tournament “Krastu Macs (The Game of Two River Banks)” will take place on August 16-17, 2014, reports BC the port’s press service.

15.08.2014

The volume of cargo handled at Riga Port increased in all cargo segments

Compared to July 2013, the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga in 2014 has increased by 15, 8% – almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month, informed BC the port’s press service.

14.08.2014

Ecolines passenger turnover increases by 10% in H1

During the first half of 2014, the coach operator Ecolines carried 10% more passengers than in the respective period of 2013, whereas the company's turnover increased by 2%, the company informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

14.08.2014

Tallink's profit falls in Q2

Estonian passenger shipping company Tallink informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange that its net profit fell by a third in the second quarter of the year 2014, as both geopolitical events, as well as ship maintenance work had a major impact on results, informs LETA.

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