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Friday, 03.07.2015, 20:20
A signature drive has been initiated at the manabalss.lv portal of public initiatives, claiming that Palanga "region and maritime territory be returned to the Republic of Latvia", reports LETA.
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Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp informed the Tallinn stock exchange that in June 2015, it transported 882,635 passengers, which is almost a 2% decrease compared to June 2014, informs LETA.
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, on July 1st 2015 launched an EU wide online petition to prevent Europe’s consumers having their travel plans disrupted or holidays cancelled by tiny groups of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions going on strike and closing skies over Europe, reports BC Elina Hakkarainen.
The Moscow-Tallinn passenger train that stopped operating in May 2015 will start operating again on 10 July 2015, but this time the line goes through St. Petersburg, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Group informed the Tallinn stock exchange that it has signed a loan agreement for building a new LNG powered fast ferry, reports LETA.
Taking into consideration a difficult situation in Tunisia, the Lithuanian tour operator Novaturas UAB has cancelled the planned flights to Tunisia as of Monday, 29 June until 10 September, the Lithuanian State Tourism Department (VTD) said, cites LETA/ELTA.
In January-May 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 155 316,1 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is -0.1% or -207,1 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
Tallinn-Stockholm shipping line had an anniversary on June 17th 2015 – on the same date 25 years ago in 1990 with the first trip of the ferry Nord Estonia the regular ferry connection between Estonia and Sweden was re-established after a pause of 50 years, reported BC the port’s press service.
In 2014, compared with 2013, the number of inbound tourists arriving for overnight trips grew by 2.5%, from 2 to 2.1 million. Meanwhile, the number of inbound tourists arriving for same-day trips fell by 3%, from 3.3 to 3.2 million, writes LETA/ELTA.
The Latvian airline airBaltic on June 13, 2015, launched a new route between Riga and Pisa, Central Italy, adding yet another popular summer destination to airBaltic’s route map, reports Vice President of Corporate Communications Janis Vanags.
The Latvian airline airBaltic today launched a new route between Riga and the Greek island of Rhodes, informed BC the vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
According to Statistics Estonia, 209,400 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in April 2015. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.
Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp shareholders decided at their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday to pay 13.4 million euros as dividends, the company informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange, cites LETA.
The Government of Lithuania has decided to recognise the reconstruction of Vilnius Palace of Concert and Sports as a project of national economic importance. The goal is to establish a new centre for congresses, conferences and cultural events; to promote business and conference tourism seeking to increase Lithuania's competitiveness and visibility and to create conditions to attract investment, reports LETA/ELTA.
The ports of the Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in May 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and 892,892 passengers, the company announced, cites LETA.