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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 14.02.2016, 18:55

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Growing domestic tourism not compensating for foreign tourism decline in Estonia

Growing domestic tourism not compensating for foreign tourism decline in Estonia

12.02.2016

According to the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association, the increase of domestic tourism in 2015 cannot compensate for the deficit arising from the decrease of foreign tourism and therefore it is important to increase the share of foreign tourism in long-term perspective, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Economics, Estonia, Tourism



airBaltic to fly Riga – Rimini

airBaltic to fly Riga – Rimini

11.02.2016

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new summer charter flight between Riga and Rimini on June 5, 2016 for Tez Tour, informed BC Janis Vanags.

Nordic Aviation to operate seasonal flights Tallinn-Odessa

Nordic Aviation to operate seasonal flights Tallinn-Odessa

11.02.2016

The Estonian state owned airline Nordic Aviation will open a seasonal route from Tallinn to Odessa, Ukraine in collaboration with Adria Airways in addition to the services of the summer season announced earlier, reports LETA/BNS.


Mayor: Hilton, Marriott, Accor hotels may be built in Vilnius

Mayor: Hilton, Marriott, Accor hotels may be built in Vilnius

11.02.2016

Four new hotels, which may be operated by international chains Hilton, Marriott and Accor, are planned to be built in the territory of a future modern congress center in the heart of Vilnius, mayor of the Lithuanian capital Remigijos Simasius has said, cites LETA/BNS.

Number of Tallinn Port passengers up 5.5% in January

Number of Tallinn Port passengers up 5.5% in January

11.02.2016

Altogether 547,164 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in January 2016, which is 5.5% more than in January 2015 and also the company's best result of all time for January, informs LETA/BNS.

11.02.2016

Freeport of Riga serves 5.4% more passengers in January

The Freeport of Riga served 33,400 passengers in January 2016, which is a 5.4% rise from January 2015, informs LETA.

10.02.2016

In 2015, the number of tourists in Estonian hotels increased by 1%

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 1% more than in 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

10.02.2016

Cargo turnover at Liepaja port in January rose by 8.6% y-o-y

There were 477,820 tons of cargo reloaded at the Liepaja port in south-western Latvia in January this year, which is a growth by 8.6% from January 2015 and also by 2.2% more than the monthly average in 2015, said Liga Ratniece-Kadege, a representative of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ), cites LETA.

10.02.2016

Foreign tourists spent EUR 1.3 bln in Estonia in 2015

The number of foreign visitors was the same in 2015 as it was in 2014, as 6.2 million trips were made to Estonia, and foreign visitors consumed around 1.3 billion euros of goods and services in Estonia, the Bank of Estonia said on February 9th, cites LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Marketing activities to increase number of tourists to Jurmala 5% in 2016

Latvia's seaside resort Jurmala in 2016 hopes to attract by 5% more tourists than last year, Jurmala city council spokeswoman Zane Leite told LETA.

04.02.2016

Cargo handling in the Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January-December decreased by 0.1%

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.

04.02.2016

Estonian hospitality industry pays EUR 151 mln in taxes in 2015

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.

03.02.2016

Tallink carries 3.3% more passengers in January

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.

02.02.2016

Lords LB Asset Management’s fund to acquire Comfort Hotel LT in Vilnius from Norway’s Selvaag

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.

01.02.2016

Estonian minister analyzes impacts of introducing tourism tax

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.

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