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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 30.01.2015, 06:49

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In January-December, cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports grew by 3.6%

In January-December, cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports grew by 3.6%

29.01.2015

In January-December 2014, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 122 216 490.8368 161,5 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +3,6% or +8 12 681,6 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Good for Business, Lithuania, Port, Tourism, Transport



Riga nominated for European Best Destination award 2015

Riga nominated for European Best Destination award 2015

28.01.2015

The Latvian capital Riga has been nominated as one of 20 cities competing for being named Europe’s top travel destination in the annual European Best Destination awards 2015.

Latvia saw 6% reduction of Russian tourists in 2014

Latvia saw 6% reduction of Russian tourists in 2014

28.01.2015

The number of Russian tourists visiting Latvia last year reduced by 6% when compared to 2013, reports LETA, according to statistics from the Economy Ministry and the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (TAVA).


Over 1.1 bln tourists travelled abroad in 2014

Over 1.1 bln tourists travelled abroad in 2014

27.01.2015

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery, reported BC senior media officer of UNWTO Marcelo Risi.

Ryanair celebrates 8 mln customers at Riga Airport

Ryanair celebrates 8 mln customers at Riga Airport

23.01.2015

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, on January 23rd celebrated its 8 millionth customer on flights to and from Riga. The lucky passenger, Inna Kudrjasova, arriving from London Stansted was greeted by Ryanair and the airport management at Riga airport.

22.01.2015

airBaltic to launch Riga – Thessaloniki in summer

airBaltic, the world’s most punctual airline, will launch a new route between Riga and Thessaloniki (Greece) this summer, on June 5, 2015. The new route will add another popular summer destination for Baltic travellers, as well as connecting travellers from the south with Riga, and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

21.01.2015

35 mln customers served since Lido-Krasta Street opened in Riga

The restaurant and recreation center on Krasta Street run by the Latvian catering company Lido, has served more than 35 million customers during the 15 years since it opened, the company informed LETA.

19.01.2015

Riga port finishes the year 2014 with the historically best results

In 2014, historically the largest volume of cargo was handled at the Riga port terminals, exceeding the 2014 objectives, set by the Freeport of Riga Authority. Overall, 41.08 million tons of various cargo were transshipped at the Freeport of Riga, which is by 15.8% or 5.6 million tons more than in 2013.

19.01.2015

Olympic Casino expands and opens its largest casino in Malta

Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange that it enters the Maltese market and opens its largest casino in Malta's top tourism region, informs LETA.

14.01.2015

Director of Latvian Tourism Development Agency submits resignation

Director of the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (TAVA), Armands Slokenbergs has submitted his resignation to the Economy Ministry, as Economy Minister Dana Rezniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, cites LETA.

13.01.2015

Krasnodar Krai governor: Sochi will host "New Wave" in 2015

Krasnodar Krai Governor Alexander Tkachev has confirmed that the pop music festival "New Wave" will move from Latvian Jurmala to Sochi, reports LETA, referring to the newspaper "Kommersant".

09.01.2015

3% more tourists stayed in Estonian hotels in November y-o-y

According to Statistics Estonia, 216,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in November 2014, which was 3% more than in November 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

07.01.2015

BTA pays EUR 35,000 to clients of Lithuania's bankrupt travel operator Go Planet Travel

In 2015, the non-life insurance company BTA paid around EUR 35,000 to clients of the Lithuanian bankrupt travel organiser Go Planet Travel, reports LETA/ELTA.

07.01.2015

Number of passengers at Lithuanian airports grew to 3.79 mln in 2014

In 2014, a total of 3.79 million passengers used the services of Lithuanian airports, mostly Vilnius International Airport. Compared 2014 with 2013, the number of passengers in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports increased by 9%, while the number of flights increased by 10%, writes LETA/ELTA.

06.01.2015

Over 2 mln people travelled between Estonia's mainland and islands in 2014

Väinamere Liinid, which operates ferry traffic on the Estonian mainland-Saaremaa island, mainland-Hiiumaa island and Saaremaa-Hiiumaa island routes, witnessed 3.8% growth in passenger numbers in 2014 while the number of vehicles transported grew by 6.1%, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

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