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Thursday, 25.08.2016, 23:10
According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), there were 612.9 thsd visitors who stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments during the 2nd quarter of 2016, which was 6.1 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 6.6 %. On average, visitors stayed 1.9 nights in accommodation establishments.
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Sanatoriums in Lithuania are again hosting growing numbers of guests from Russia, with more clients coming from other important foreign markets, therefore, some of the sanatoriums expect a two-digit increase in 2016 revenue, LETA/BNS cites Verslos Zinios daily information.
CNN has named airBaltic as the Best airline for Innovation among global carriers "for its create-your-own-meal-tray food ordering system”, airBaltic representative informed BC.
Lindaliin, operator of fast boats between the capitals of Estonia and Finland, has canceled the departures of the fast boat Merilin on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.
Viciunai Group, a company owned by Visvaldas Matijosaitis, the mayor of Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas, has signed a hotel franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide, reports LETA/BNS.
Political instability in Turkey has substantially reduced demand for holidays in that country as a result of which the Estonian tour operator GoAdventure has decided to cancel flights to Turkey,reports LETA/BNS.
Last year sales and profit of Latvia's Tez Tour operator dropped, according to Firmas.lv business database, writes LETA.
According to tourism developers Estonian tourism is to have its best year ever in 2016, the Finnish daily Kauppalehti reports, writes LETA/BNS.
The Canadian Embassy in Riga advises travelers who need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to obtain it at the Canadian government’s website and to avoid websites charging more than CAD 7 for processing the application, informs LETA.
The Riga Radio and TV Tower has been included in the list of state protected cultural monuments, according to the government's official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis, cites LETA.
The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service has temporarily closed down Kuldigas Rumba cafe in Kuldiga, western Latvia, following an investigation into a recent food poisoning outbreak among the town’s foreign visitors, writes LETA.
Hungary's low-cost airline Wizz Air is planning to launch flights between Vilnius and the French city of Grenoble in mid-January 2017, informs LETA/BNS.
Jessy Investments B.V., a company of the listed Estonian gaming operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), entered into an agreement to sell to East Capital group company ECB3 Tallinn OU its 100 % holding in its Estonian subsidiary Kesklinna Hotelli OU that owns the hotel and entertainment complex in which the Hilton Tallinn Park hotel and OEG's flagship Olympic Park Casino are located, writes LETA.
In wake of Friday's coup attempt, the Foreign Ministry strongly recommends residents to seriously consider whether or not to travel to Turkey.
In relation to the attempt of a military coup in Turkey, Latvia's national carrier airBaltic has postponed its Saturday's morning flight to Antalya to 11 p.m. on Saturday, the company's spokesman Janis Vanags told LETA.