International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 12:56
According to Statistics Estonia, 148,000 foreign tourists and 80,000 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in October 2013. The total number of tourists increased by 4% compared to October of the previous year.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Estonia, Good for Business, Tourism
42.2% Latvian companies in the tourism industry operated with profit in 2012, reports LETA/Nozare.lv, referring to the State Revenue Service's analytical review.
Today Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with the delegation under the leadership of senior Minister in the Malaysian State of Perak Zambry Abdul Kadir, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Monday, Lithuanian and Malaysia's business enterprises and associations singed the 15 memorandums of the cooperation. Before the singing of the memorandum, Lithuania's Minister of Economy met with senior Minister in the Malaysian State of Perak Zambry Abdul Kadir, informs LETA/ELTA.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced last week that it will introduce a new route from Lithuania to Italy, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvia needs more such tourism products as the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils and the "Riga Bourse" Art Museum to maintain travelers' interest in Latvia's tourism offer, Latvian Tourism Development Agency Director Armands Slokenbergs said during the Latvian Tourism Forum today, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Winter cruise season in Tallinn was opened on Friday November 29th by Fred Olsen ship Black Watch that brings about 700 British cruise tourists to the capital of Estonia. This season, Tallinn expects 7 winter cruise calls together with other special winter holiday travels, reports BC Port of Tallinn’s marketing specialist Triin Rum.
2.17 million tonnes of cargo was handled by ports administered by the Estonian state-owned AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) in November; the total cargo volume of this year reached 25.9 million tonnes, which is by 4.3% less than last year, the company informed LETA.
Estonia’s largest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp told NASDAQ OMX Tallinn that in November 2013, it transported 673,120 passengers, which is on the same level compared to November 2012, informs LETA.
The well-known global magazine National Geographic has included Riga on its list of the 20 most recommended travel destinations for 2014, informs LETA.
Latvia has once again been included in the world's ''Top 10'' ethical tourism destinations for 2014 by the ethical tourism agency/travel web-site ''Ethical Traveler''. Lithuania was included in the ''Top 10'' as well, informs LETA.
As from 14 February 2014, Air Lituanica will operate a new flight from Vilnius to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, in addition to its direct regular flights to Prague, Munich, Berlin and Brussels. The company estimates that over 25 thousand passengers will be carried to the French capital in the first year of operation. Flight booking opens today, 29 November, with prices starting at 59 EUR, informed BC communication manager Sandra Meškauskaitė.
The number of tourists visiting Jurmala increased by 14% in the first nine months of 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, the Central Statistical Bureau informs.
Usually when the year comes to an end, Lithuanian resorts and big cities are flooded with guests from Russia. In 2013, a similar flow is expected again, yet, it seems that Russians have changed their traveling habits: they more often travel by plane and less by train, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos rytas.
While in 2012, the state-owned Enterprise Estonia tourism development centre forecast that a bit less than 80,000 Russian tourists would visit Estonia during December 2012 and January 2013, which would be by 15,000 more than a year earlier, this year the interest is expected to be even higher, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.