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Wednesday, 01.10.2014, 00:54
According to Statistics Estonia, a total of 24 million tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in the years 2004-2013; of these, a third were local, the rest foreign tourists, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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In January-August 2014, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 245,980.8 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +3.9% or +8,917.1 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
Based on preliminary data, 413,800 Lithuanian residents travelled abroad in the second quarter of 2014, i.e. by 4.7% more year-on-year. According to the data of Statistics Lithuania, 51% of tourists were men and 49% were women, writes LETA/ELTA.
Over 8,000 foreign guests attended ''Positivus'' music festival (July 18 to 20, 2014) in Salacgriva, LETA was informed by the festival's spokeswoman Linda Igolniece.
In the first half of the year 2014, over 113,000 tourists from Russia came to Lithuania, accounting for the biggest tourist flow in all markets of Lithuania's inbound tourism, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica seeks to become the most punctual airline operating from Vilnius airport, informs LETA/ELTA.
Balloon Tallinn, one of the most popular attractions among tourists and local citizens in Tallinn, will continue flying throughout the year, making it one of the kind in the whole world, reported BC port's press service.
In the first half of the year 2014, compared to the same period last year, the Latvian town of Sigulda registered a 27.8% increase in the number of guests staying at local accommodation establishments, LETA was informed by the Sigulda Regional Council.
The Baltic countries will have a joint stand at the international tourism fair "JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2014" that will be held in Tokyo on September 25-28, the State Tourism Development Agency's public relations officer Inta Briede told the Nozare.lv business portal.
The first eight months of the year 2014 show the number of visitors in the seaside resort city of Jurmala has increased by 33%, year-on-year, informs LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas and President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists Robertas Dargis have discussed the search for new export destinations and proposals for the Economic Diplomacy Council (EDT), informs LETA/ELTA.
Just one bid was submitted to the procurement organised by the Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry for finding an operator to ferry routes between Estonia's mainland and bigger islands, which was the current operator Väinamere Liinid, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During the major holidays of the year – from 19 December to 4 January – the airline Air Lituanica will operate direct flights from Vilnius to London, Edinburgh and Gothenburg, reported BC airline’s press service.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in the first half of 2014 year-on-year the number of guests increased in accommodation establishments of every county. Compared with the first half of 2013, the number of tourists grew the most in Utena County (77.8%), the least in Alytus County (3.2%), informs LETA/ELTA.
On 12 September, Estonian national carrier Estonian Air will launch a sales campaign of next year flight destinations including seasonal flights to Paris, Berlin, Nice, Split and Milan. Tickets with special fares are sold until 14 September 2014, reports LETA.