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
The public rent-a-bike service BalticBike has launched an initiative to find new locations for its bike stands in the Latvian capital of Riga, and invites landowners to propose their own location...
From July 25 to 29, the Latvian city of Valmiera will host its annual hot-air balloon festival, which has become one of the most colorful and breathtaking events on the Latvian calendar, LETA was informed...
A concert of the British rock group "Muse" in "Arena Riga" on December 13, 2012, was attended by 11,300 people, LETA was informed by the concert's organizers.

07.06.2013 Beach for everyone!

On the 19th of May on Kauguri beach a „Beach for everyone” was opened, and it is the first beach for the people with special needs in Jūrmala!