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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 17.12.2017, 23:41

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Nights spent by guests at Latvia's hotels rose by 12% in January-October

Nights spent by guests at Latvia's hotels rose by 12% in January-October

15.12.2017

The number of nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels and other tourist facilities in the first ten months of 2017 grew by 12% against the same period last year to 4.32 million, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).

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Estonian Railways: railcars, departures to be added for Christmas on Russian route

Estonian Railways: railcars, departures to be added for Christmas on Russian route

15.12.2017

The state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) said that due to the great demand of Russian tourists the number of railcars on Russian routes is to double and departures will be added during the Christmas period, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvian exhibition at Venice Art Biennale draws record-high number of spectators

Latvian exhibition at Venice Art Biennale draws record-high number of spectators

14.12.2017

The exhibition in the Latvian pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale, created by artist Mikelis Fisers, has drawn a record-high number of spectators, with some 230,000 people having visited the pavilion from May 11 to November, Marta Krivade, a representative of the Latvian exhibition, told LETA.


Number of passengers at Riga airport rose by 12.5% in 11 months

Number of passengers at Riga airport rose by 12.5% in 11 months

14.12.2017

During the first 11 months of 2017, Riga International Airport served 5.622 million passengers, which is a growth by 12.5% compared to the same period in 2016, writes LETA, according to the data released by the airport.

Business-class hotel projected next to Vilnius airport

Business-class hotel projected next to Vilnius airport

14.12.2017

A new business-class hotel is planned next to the Vilnius International Airport, with the project to be implemented by VPH real estate development and management company operated by a Cyprus' enterprise, lawyer and hotel owner Marius Jakulis Jasonas and investment banking company Orion Securities, informs LETA/BNS.


14.12.2017

Number of passengers carried by Nordica grew by 36% in November y-o-y

The number of passengers carried by the state-owned Estonian airline Nordica in October 2017 increased by 36% on year to 49,500 passengers, informs LETA/BNS.

13.12.2017

Liepaja port raises cargo turnover by 17.6% in 11 months

During the first eleven months of 2017, the stevedore companies based in the south-western Latvian port of Liepaja reloaded 6.058 million tons of cargo in total, which was a 17.6% rise from the same period a year ago, informs LETA, according to the management of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

12.12.2017

Viciunai to start constructing Hilton Hotel in Vilnius in spring

Viciunu Grupe (Viciunai Group), a company owned by Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijosaitis, will open the construction of DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in spring 2018, a year behind the original schedule, informs LETA/BNS.

12.12.2017

Enterprise Estonia to acquire at least EUR 3.3 mln worth of communications services

Enterprise Estonia in the course of four years is to acquire at least 3.3 million euros' worth of public relations services, the news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports, cites LETA/BNS.

11.12.2017

10% increase in number of tourists visiting Zemgale in Latvia in 2017

According to information from the Zemgale Tourism Association, there was a 10 percent increase in the number of tourists visiting Zemgale Province in 2017, reports LETA.

11.12.2017

Tallink loses EUR 34 mln fairway dues dispute in Finnish court

The Supreme Court of Finland has decided against an appeal by the listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp against the decision of a second tier court not to refund 34 million euros that Tallink had paid in excess in fairway dues to the Finnish state in 2001-2004, informs LETA/BNS.

08.12.2017

Transport Ministry calls on Japan to use Latvian transit opportunities

During the visit of Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) to Japan, Latvian Transport Ministry’s state secretary called on Japanese business representatives to use Latvian transit opportunities, the ministry’s representatives reported LETA.

08.12.2017

Riga Freeport sees number of ship passengers’ growth 44.9% in January-November

The port of Riga received 769,102 ship passengers during the first 11 months of 2017, which was a 44.9% increase against the same period last year, writes LETA, according to information available on the port’s official website.

08.12.2017

Lithuanian airports post 9% growth in passenger numbers for January-November

Lithuanian airports served a total of 4.835 million passengers in January through November 2017, up 9.2% from 4.428 million in the same period last year, reports LETA/BNS.

06.12.2017

In October, the number of tourists in Estonian hotels grew by 1%

According to Statistics Estonia, 271,100 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia in October 2017, which is 1% more than in October 2016.

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