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Special ceremony Friday honoring 1.2-millionth tourist to visit Riga this year

05.12.2011

This Friday, this year's 1.2 millionth tourist will have visited Riga, topping the entire number of tourists who visited Riga last year, as Riga Tourism Development Bureau's representative Guna Caune told the business portal "Nozare.lv".

 

This Friday, this year's 1.2 millionth tourist will have visited Riga, topping the entire number of tourists who visited Riga last year, as Riga Tourism Development Bureau's representative Guna Caune told the business portal "Nozare.lv".

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.

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