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Saturday, 06.02.2016, 09:07
In January-December 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 368 550,0 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is -0.1% or -353,6 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
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Hotels and restaurants operating in Estonia paid in 2015 taxes totaling more than 151 million euros, nearly 11% more than a year earlier, informs LETA/BNS.
The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried 556,750 passengers in January, 3.3% more than in the same month a year ago, informs LETA/BNS.
A fund managed by investment management firm Lords LB Asset Management is set to acquire Comfort Hotel LT, a hotel in Vilnius, from Norway’s fund Selvaag Eastern European Development, reports LETA/BNS.
The minister of entrepreneurship in Estonia, Liisa Oviir, sees need for a more thorough analysis of a tourism tax mentioned as a possibility in the draft administrative reform law so as to assess its impact on Estonia's international competitiveness as a tourist destination, reports LETA/BNS.
The cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line will next year bring Norwegian Getaway, the currently second newest ship in its fleet, to Europe for the first time since its delivery in 2014 to operate the Baltic Capitals cruise from Copenhagen or Warnemunde, informs LETA/BNS.
Hilton Worldwide is about to open Hilton Tallinn Park hotel in the Estonian capital in the summer 2016 and is accepting reservations for arrival September 1, 2016 and beyond, informs LETA/BNS.
A total of 2.9 million tourists spent a night at an accommodation establishment in Estonia in the first 11 months of 2015; the number of domestic stayovers grew by 7.2% over the same period in 2014 while the number of foreign tourist stayovers was down by 3.4%, informs LETA/BNS.
The listed Estonian shipper AS Tallink Grupp announced on Friday they have chosen Megastar as the name for their new generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ferry to start operating between Tallinn and Helsinki in 2017, reports LETA/BNS.
The Latvian airline airBaltic and Latvian organisations and institutions hosted over 1000 international journalists on media trips in 2015, reported BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
The passenger ship Silja Europa, which has been chartered to an Australian company since 2014, will return to the Tallinn-Helsinki route in March 2016, following an overhaul of the passenger area, the shipper Tallink said on January 20th, cites LETA/BNS.
Although travelers are not canceling their trips to Turkey and Egypt en masse, recent events in these countries have increased demand for trips to Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria, representatives of Latvian tour operators Tez Tour and Novatours told LETA.
The treetop walkway in the Anyksciai Regional Park in central Lithuania has been shortlisted by the United Nations (UN) World Tourism Organization among top five nominations for the tourism innovations awards, reports LETA/BNS.
Last year the Riga Tourism Information Center (TIC) saw the number of tourists from Western Europe rise, according to the information provided by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB), reported LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2015, 207,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments which is 3% fewer than in November 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.