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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 25.08.2016, 23:10

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The number of people staying at Latvia`s hotels has grown by 6.1 % over the year

The number of people staying at Latvia`s hotels has grown by 6.1 % over the year

25.08.2016

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), there were 612.9 thsd visitors who stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments during the 2nd quarter of 2016, which was 6.1 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 6.6 %. On average, visitors stayed 1.9 nights in accommodation establishments.

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Russians back in Lithuanian sanatoriums

Russians back in Lithuanian sanatoriums

24.08.2016

Sanatoriums in Lithuania are again hosting growing numbers of guests from Russia, with more clients coming from other important foreign markets, therefore, some of the sanatoriums expect a two-digit increase in 2016 revenue, LETA/BNS cites Verslos Zinios daily information.

airBaltic – best for innovation

airBaltic – best for innovation

19.08.2016

CNN has named airBaltic as the Best airline for Innovation among global carriers "for its create-your-own-meal-tray food ordering system”, airBaltic representative informed BC.


Lindaliin cancels departures of Merilin

Lindaliin cancels departures of Merilin

18.08.2016

Lindaliin, operator of fast boats between the capitals of Estonia and Finland, has canceled the departures of the fast boat Merilin on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.

Viciunai signs hotel franchise deal with Hilton

Viciunai signs hotel franchise deal with Hilton

11.08.2016

Viciunai Group, a company owned by Visvaldas Matijosaitis, the mayor of Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas, has signed a hotel franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide, reports LETA/BNS.


09.08.2016

Estonian tour operator GoAdventure cuts Turkey program for summer 2016

Political instability in Turkey has substantially reduced demand for holidays in that country as a result of which the Estonian tour operator GoAdventure has decided to cancel flights to Turkey,reports LETA/BNS.

03.08.2016

Profit of Latvia's Tez Tour operator shrink in 2015

Last year sales and profit of Latvia's Tez Tour operator dropped, according to Firmas.lv business database, writes LETA.

26.07.2016

Tourism developers expect 2016 to be record year for Estonian tourism

According to tourism developers Estonian tourism is to have its best year ever in 2016, the Finnish daily Kauppalehti reports, writes LETA/BNS.

23.07.2016

Canadian Embassy warns travelers of unauthorized websites offering eTA

The Canadian Embassy in Riga advises travelers who need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to obtain it at the Canadian government’s website and to avoid websites charging more than CAD 7 for processing the application, informs LETA.

23.07.2016

Riga Radio and TV Tower included in state protected cultural monuments list

The Riga Radio and TV Tower has been included in the list of state protected cultural monuments, according to the government's official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis, cites LETA.

20.07.2016

Cafe in Kuldiga closed down after food poisoning outbreak among foreign visitors

The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service has temporarily closed down Kuldigas Rumba cafe in Kuldiga, western Latvia, following an investigation into a recent food poisoning outbreak among the town’s foreign visitors, writes LETA.

19.07.2016

Wizz Air to launch flights from Vilnius to Grenoble next January

Hungary's low-cost airline Wizz Air is planning to launch flights between Vilnius and the French city of Grenoble in mid-January 2017, informs LETA/BNS.

18.07.2016

Estonia: OEG sells Hilton hotel building to East Capital for EUR 48 mln

Jessy Investments B.V., a company of the listed Estonian gaming operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), entered into an agreement to sell to East Capital group company ECB3 Tallinn OU its 100 % holding in its Estonian subsidiary Kesklinna Hotelli OU that owns the hotel and entertainment complex in which the Hilton Tallinn Park hotel and OEG's flagship Olympic Park Casino are located, writes LETA.

17.07.2016

Latvian Foreign Ministry asks residents to seriously consider travel to Turkey

In wake of Friday's coup attempt, the Foreign Ministry strongly recommends residents to seriously consider whether or not to travel to Turkey.

16.07.2016

airBaltic postpones its flight to Antalya to 11 p.m. on Saturday

In relation to the attempt of a military coup in Turkey, Latvia's national carrier airBaltic has postponed its Saturday's morning flight to Antalya to 11 p.m. on Saturday, the company's spokesman Janis Vanags told LETA.

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