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Friday, 31.10.2014, 17:39
Estonian Air has signed a cooperation agreement with tour operators Novatours and TEZ Tour to increase its share on the market of charter flights. According to the agreement Estonian Air will operate flights to Turkey and Croatia in 2015, reports BC airline’s press service.
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Yesterday airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Tallinn and Paris. The flight, which will operate four times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Tallinn via Paris to the rest of the world, and linking Paris to the Baltic Region and beyond through airBaltic’s connections to Scandinavia and the CIS, reports BC vice president corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
The outcome of lengthy negotiations has resulted in Brussels Airlines offering Riga-Brussels-Riga flights six times a week, with new connecting flights from Brussels to resort destinations that the Latvian national airline airBaltic does not offer, as Xavier LaGardin, Brussels Airlines VP for e-commerce matters in Europe, told a press conference today, marking the carrier's first flight from Riga yesterday, October 26, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
The Lithuanian real estate company Nevertel plans to invest about EUR 11 million in the new hotel at 25 Grecinieku Street in the Old Town of Riga, as Nevertel representative in Latvia Ramona Miglane revealed, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Ten tourism companies from Pärnu County have sent a plea to the Association of Local Authorities of Pärnu County and Pärnu County Governor, asking for the renovation of Pärnu airport, writes LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.
The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania was named number-three destination in Lonely Planet's list of best countries to visit in 2015.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.
Chief executives of Kuwei’ts eight largest travel agencies will visit Estonia in the final week of October on the invitation of travel agency Wris, writes Eesti Päevaleht, cites LETA/Baltic Business News.
Joint stock company LNK Industries has concluded a contract with limited liability company D.N.H. on a new hotel in Riga – "Hilton Garden Inn Riga Valdemara"; the construction job is set to get under way, Inga Domka, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of LNK Group informed Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Dinner in the Riga restaurant "Valters" is the starting point for introducing seven Japanese journalists to Latvia. "Our cuisine and traditional arts and crafts will be the focus," as the State Tourism Development Agency (TAVA) PR specialist Inta Briede informed the Nozare.lv portal, cites LETA.
Compared to September of the previous year the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga in 2014 has increased by 13.8% – almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month, reports BC port’s press service.
The number of tax-free purchases made by Chinese tourists in Latvia doubled during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago, Vineta Kalmane, head of Global Blue Latvia tax refund service provider, told local media.
According to Statistics Estonia, 379,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in August, which was 2% less than in August of the previous year. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.
Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 7.45 million passengers in the first nine months of this year, by 4.8% more than at the same time last year, reports LETA.