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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 19.02.2019, 15:42

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Estonian tourism companies: Tourists must be sold travel experiences outside Tallinn

Estonian tourism companies: Tourists must be sold travel experiences outside Tallinn

19.02.2019

he Estonian Travel and Tourism Association said that the success of Estonian tourism in the coming years will largely depend on how to motivate foreign tourism groups to discover Estonia, in addition to Tallinn, also outside the capital, informed LETA/BNS.

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airBaltic carries 12% more passengers in January

airBaltic carries 12% more passengers in January

19.02.2019

In January, Latvian airline airBaltic carried 260,383 or 12 percent more passengers than in the same period last year, the company reported.

Number of foreign visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 8.2%

Number of foreign visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 8.2%

15.02.2019

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.81 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 9.0 % more than during 2017. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 8.4%, reaching 5.37 million. The average length of stay comprised 2 nights.


Pasazieru Vilciens decides to buy trains from Skoda Vagonka after reassessing bids

Pasazieru Vilciens decides to buy trains from Skoda Vagonka after reassessing bids

15.02.2019

On reassessing the bids submitted in its train supply tender, Latvia’s Pasazeru Vilciens rail passenger carrier has decided to purchase the electric trains from the Czech company Skoda Vagonka, the company’s CEO Rodzers Grigulis told journalists Friday.

Estonian Road Administration to open Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road Friday

Estonian Road Administration to open Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road Friday

14.02.2019

The Estonian Road Administration at 11 a.m. on Friday morning is to open an ice road that connects the northwestern regional capital of Haapsalu and the Noarootsi peninsula, which will be the first ice road of this year, informed LETA/BNS.


13.02.2019

airBaltic and Ryanair cancel Wednesday flights between Riga and Belgium

Due to a national strike in Belgium, Latvia’s airBaltic carrier and Ireland’s low-costs airline Ryanair have cancelled their flights between Riga and Belgium on Wednesday, according to information released by Riga International Airport.

13.02.2019

Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport up 5.4% in January

In January of this year, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport reached 467,724, which was 5.4% more when compared to the same period last year, the airport informed.

12.02.2019

Lithuania to look for airlines for business flights to Paris, Munich, transmin says

Lithuania will kook for air companies for business flights from Vilnius to Paris and Munich in 18-24 months with the support of the European Union, Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis says LETA/BNS.

12.02.2019

In 2018, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments in Estonia increased

According to Statistics Estonia, 3.6 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia in 2018, i.e. 1% more than in 2017. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

11.02.2019

Number of air passengers on Tartu-Helsinki route drops 12% on year

A total of 1,871 passengers flew on the Tartu-Helsinki route in January, 12.1%t less than in January 2017, reported LETA/BNS.

11.02.2019

Estonian travel agency: Turkey tops list of preferences among Tourest visitors

Sales numbers at Tourest, the largest travel trade fair in the Baltic states, which kicked off on Friday, indicate that Turkey is the most popular travel destination among Estonians, accounting for as much as a third of all package holidays sold at the fair so far, travel agency Go Travel said LETA/BNS.

08.02.2019

Tallinn-Riga-Kiev passenger train route may be launched already at beginning of summer

Representatives of state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways last week met with representatives of the Ukrainian counterpart company Ukrzaliznytsia, who affirmed their interest in opening the Tallinn-Riga-Kiev train route, and the route may be opened early in the summer, informed LETA/BNS.

07.02.2019

Bank of Estonia: People from Estonia spent 1 billion euros travelling abroad

Estonian residents are spending more and more on their travels. Foreign tourists spent 1.4 billion euros in Estonia last year. The number of Finnish tourists fell for the second year running. The number of tourists visiting from Asia was 6% higher than in the previous year. People from Estonia spent 1 billion euros travelling abroad. The traditional destinations in warm countries are becoming even more popular.

07.02.2019

Tallink's Megastar shuttle to pilot autonomous navigation technologies

Estonian shipper Tallink is to form a partnership with Finnish researches to develop techniques for autonomous navigation, the program will be funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and practical field tests will be carried out on Tallink's Megastar shuttle. informed LETA/BNS.

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