Thu, 10 Nov 2011: Spending set for advertising Riga…

“Of course, it can be sad that not everything has been achieved and that there is still much to do; however, Live Riga has united Riga’s tourism policy. We must continue to work and co...

Wed, 24 Nov 2010: Tallinn Airport taking off…

The country’s carrier Estonian Air will start flying between Tartu and Tallinn in February. Easyjet will add Liverpool in the spring. New market entrants include Blue 1, which will introduce...

Wed, 25 Aug 2010: New mega-mall challenges depressed shopping environment…

Shops which offer goods of the same type will be grouped together, so that a person will find it easier to shop. The same pattern was used in the Galleriet shopping center in Bergen, Norway, one w...

Wed, 21 Jul 2010: Growing competition as bike rental business hits the street…

With older bike rental services expanding, new ones springing up citywide and the Baltics first bike sharing system unveiled in June, is this business destined to take a similar path? Like Paris...

Thu, 27 May 2010: Company briefs - 2010-05-27…

The company estimated that the April sales were affected by the partial opening of the electricity market in Estonia, the presumed growth of industrial production and the fact that the temperature...

Thu, 17 Sep 2009: Taxi violence reflects larger problems…

Taxi drivers [in Latvia] see how politicians buy support and votes from each other, eventually they start to see it as the norm and want to have their share." Criticizing airBaltic, she also sai...

Wed, 22 Apr 2009: Skyways enters Vilnius market …

So we are very happy about this," Barauskas said. "I think these cities are really good for Vilnius 's lots of tourists will come from there. We would like more cities, but we deal with what we ha...

Wed, 15 Apr 2009: AirBaltic changes routes in Lithuania…

He added that the cancellations were part of the business strategy of the company. The head of airBaltic's Lithuanian operations, Tadas Vizgirda, affirmed the ambassador's statements. "It is pure ...

Thu, 18 Sep 2008: Baltic tourism up despite economic woes…

More than 420,000 people visited accommodation establishments in the second quarter, approximately 60 percent of whom were foreign tourists. Tourism experts say that the trend is likely to cont...

Tue, 8 Jul 2008: Haapsalu shows value of heritage investment…

Nor were there any tourist services offering activities and there was no compact information system presenting the castle," added Hankov. The project had to tackle all those problems in order to ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2007: Official: quality tourism in Latvia lacking…

Previously tourists were content with average services for average prices, but now the industry was charging high prices and still providing the same average services, Vitolins said. Feedback on ...

Wed, 20 Sep 2006: Baltic and Scandinavian hotels to share rating system…

Graikste told the Baltic News Service that the current participants - Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia 's had yet to agree on definite criteria and implementation standards for the ...

Wed, 12 Jul 2006: Icelandic air carrier buys Latcharter…

Furthermore, the company has gained extensive knowledge of the CIS market, which we will undoubtedly benefit from in the near future, opening the window for our current product line," said managin...

Wed, 31 May 2006: Ryanair close to opening hub in Riga…

Ryanair representative David O'Brien said that Ryanair's current operations in Riga, which began in October 2004, have been very successful both for the airline's business and Latvia, as the numb...

Wed, 25 Jan 2006: Sale and leaseback in the hotel sector …

And according to construction permits issued by authorities, 50 new hotels are to be commissioned in the next two years.The new buildings cover nearly all segments of the market, from small guest ...

Wed, 24 Aug 2005: Sex ads to be separated…

Likewise, the amount of sexual-related ads in travel guides has increased dramatically as the number of tourists to Latvia continues to grow. . ...

Wed, 6 Apr 2005: Finns press Kotka, Rekvere officials for new passenger port…

"Kotka is one of the most important ports of the Gulf of Finland, but the city doesn't have a ship connection with Estonia. We are ready to create it," Lindelof said.Currently the shipper Kristiin...

Wed, 26 Jan 2005: Official accuses Ryanair of trying to subsidize flights…

"This is not tolerated by the European Commission, either."Ryanair, which launched flights to Riga in October, has been negotiating with Lithuanian officials to begin flights sometime this year, p...

Thu, 27 Nov 2003: Baltic Hospitality: Viru getting much-needed facelift…

Viru Hotel will attempt to meet this growing demand by shifting its focus to business travelers in the near future, Turnanan said. At present, some 65 percent of the guests at the hotel are touris...

Thu, 30 Oct 2003: State to bolster tourism industry…

Next year the ministry intends to allot 1 million lats (1.5 million euros) to tourism, more than twice what the sector will receive from the state this year. Also, in 2004 more efforts will be put...

Thu, 28 Aug 2003: Tourism still adrift on shores of Baikal…

There are too few restaurantsand too little local will to do justice to traditional cuisine, delicious asit is. Three nature reserves and three national parks border the lake, and "thereare many b...

Thu, 8 May 2003: Estonia to see more tourists this year…

Erik Sakkov, marketing manager for the state-owned port, said that he expects 235 cruise vessels bearing 220,000 tourists to enter Tallinn this year, signifying an annual increase of 70 cruise ves...

Thu, 24 Apr 2003: Wars, SARS forcing Balts to rethink holiday…

Martins Plumins, director of LUTK (Latvia University Tourist Club), Latvians are refusing to go abroad for holidays.. "Tourists in Latvia now fear to come under attack, so they prefer staying at ...
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