According to the Central Statistical Bureau's data, last year a total of 1,140,048 foreign travelers visited Riga last year.
Caune said that last year, it was the one-millionth tourist who was congratulated, but this year it was decided that the honors would go to the 1.2-millionth tourist.
The total number of travelers is recorded based on the Central Statistical Bureau's data and information presented by hotels and tourist information centers.
A special ceremony will be held to mark the occasion near the Riga Christmas Tree at the Town Hall Square at 11:30 a.m. Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks (Latvia's First Party/Latvia's Way, LPP/LC) and Riga City Council member Vita Jermolovica (LPP/LC) will participate.
During the event, Ameriks, Jermolovica and the 1.2-millionth tourist will jointly decorate the Christmas tree, and the winner will be presented a special gift, added Caune.