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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 26.11.2014, 14:31

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Lithuanian PM: employees of Tourism Department not to blamed over travel agency's bankruptcy

Lithuanian PM: employees of Tourism Department not to blamed over travel agency's bankruptcy

26.11.2014

Several days ago Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said that officials of the State Department of Tourism (VTD) should take responsibility for bankruptcies of several travel agencies in the last year. However, now the prime minister has changed his position and says that employees of the VTD should not be blamed, informs LETA/ELTA.

Keyword tags: Legislation, Lithuania, Tourism



Number of tourists in Latvian hotels grew by 11.3% in Q3

Number of tourists in Latvian hotels grew by 11.3% in Q3

25.11.2014

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments (1) in the 3rd quarter of the year 2014 comprised 764.6 thousand people. That is 11.3% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

In Q3, Lithuanian hotels received 7.5% more guests

In Q3, Lithuanian hotels received 7.5% more guests

25.11.2014

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in III quarter 2014, the accommodation establishments of Lithuania received 836.1 thousand guests, which is by 7.5% more than in the same quarter of 2013.


Average tourist in Riga: 36 years old male who spends EUR 74.86 a day

Average tourist in Riga: 36 years old male who spends EUR 74.86 a day

21.11.2014

The average visitor of Riga is a 36-year-old middle-income male who travels by plane and stays in Riga for two-three days in a four star hotel, and spends about EUR 74.86 a day, reports LETA, referring to the latest study by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.

Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

21.11.2014

Despite a reduction in the number of Russian tourists, Latvia still was able to register its largest ever increase in tourist number this year, Economy Ministry State Secretary Martins Lazdovskis said during the ''Latvian Tourism Forum 2014'' today, cites LETA.

20.11.2014

More passengers traveled by air transport in Lithuania in 10 months

In the first ten months of 2014 year-on-year, the number of air passengers in Lithuania increased by a tenth. However, fewer goods were transported by air. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, in January-October 2014, the number of passengers at airports stood at 3.3 million, by 8.9% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.

20.11.2014

Lithuanian PM: Tourism Department must take responsibility for the bankruptcies

Staff of the State Department of Tourism (VTD) under the Ministry of Economy should take responsibility for the bankruptcies of several travel agencies in the last year, says Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and calls for their resignations, cites LETA/ELTA.

19.11.2014

"Staro Riga 2014" attended by record 500,000 people

In 2014, the "Staro Riga" festival of light was attended by about 500,000 visitors, which is an all-time record, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs said, cites LETA.

19.11.2014

Number of Russian tourists in Latvia could decline by 50% during Christmas and New Year

Due to the unstable rouble, the number of Russian tourists in Latvia could decline up to 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays in 2014, as several travel agencies told LETA.

14.11.2014

Lufthansa Consulting: Air Lituanica’s operation meets the market needs

The operation and the business plan of the airline Air Lituanica were assessed by independent experts. German company Lufthansa Consulting and experts of Invest Lithuania describe the company’s operation as meeting the market needs, reported BC airline’s press service.

13.11.2014

Alfor was the leading company in Latvian tourism, hospitality and recreation industry in 2013

Alfor, the owner the "Fenikss" gaming halls chain in Latvia, was the leading company in Latvian tourism, hospitality and recreation industry last year with EUR 51.71 million in turnover, according to the Latvian Business Annual Report 2014 prepared by "Firmas.lv" and business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

13.11.2014

Tallink's net profit falls in Q3

Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company Tallink informed the Tallinn stock exchange that its unaudited net profit for the third quarter of the 2014 financial year was EUR 36.2 million or EUR 0.05 per share compared to the net profit of EUR 44.0 million or EUR 0.07 per share in the same period last year, writes LETA.

12.11.2014

Tallinn was visited by nearly half a million cruise tourists in 2014

The ports of Estonia's capital Tallinn were visited this year by 297 cruise ships, bringing to the city an estimated 480,000 cruise passengers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

12.11.2014

Janek Stalmeister to be Tallink's board chairman

Estonia's largest passenger shipping company Tallink informed the Tallinn stock exchange on Tuesday that the Supervisory Board of AS Tallink Grupp has accepted the resignation letter of the Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer Enn Pant, effective from 1st of January 2015, informs LETA.

10.11.2014

Number of tourists in Estonian hotels grew by 4% in September y-o-y

According to Statistics Estonia, 233,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in September 2014, which was 4% more than in September of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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