X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

More foreign travelers visit Riga Zoo

14.02.2012

Increasingly more foreign tourists visit Riga Zoo not only in the summer but also in the winter, Riga Zoo CEO Rolands Greizins says in an interview with LETA.

Increasingly more foreign tourists visit Riga Zoo not only in the summer but also in the winter, Riga Zoo CEO Rolands Greizins says in an interview with LETA.

There are especially many foreigners in the Riga Zoo in the summer, most of the foreign travelers are from Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Estonia. However, many foreigners also visit the zoo this winter. On cold days, most of the visitors to the zoo are foreigners.

According to Greizins, a very large number of visitors to the zoo was registered last July. "In July alone, we had 25,000 more visitors than in other years. For many years already, the zoo sees most visitors in mid-summer, but we have not had so many visitors as last July in many years. Interestingly enough, last year more adults and foreign travelers visited the zoo than usual," said Greizins.

Altogether, the zoo had 260,000 to 270,000 visitors last year.

Greizins notes that, taking the significant number of tourists visiting the zoo, Riga City Council could also allot some funds to the zoo from the city's tourism budget, which would help the zoo implement many new projects.

Related news
Traveling to the Livani Glass Factory and Museum in Latvia provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to know the business of glass manufacturing in a laid back manner. The museum offers insights on...
On September 21-23, the Japan Association of Travel Agents held its annual Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase in Tokyo. Similarly to the previous years, Latvia was represented as well, LETA was informed by...
This summer season, Latvian national airline ''airBaltic'' will begin direct flights between Riga and the Hungarian capital Budapest.
The Latvian movie ''Dream Team 1935'' (''Sapnu Komanda 1935''), which is about the Latvian basketball team which became the first ever European champions that year, has...