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09.06.2014 Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1

In the first quarter of this year, Riga hotels and other accommodation establishments registered 193,698 foreign visitors, or 19 percent more than in the first quarter of 2013, whereas the average number of...

09.06.2014 Latvian saunas among "Lonely Planet's" top secret travel destinations

The tourist guidebook publisher "Lonely Planet", in its latest e-book about Europe's top secret travel destinations, has included scenic Sigulda, and Latvian sauna traditions.

09.06.2014 ''Hilton'' to enter Latvian hotel market

The ''Hilton'' hotel chain intends to enter the Latvian market in 2016 with a new ''Hilton Garden Inn'' hotel in Riga, ''Hilton Worldwide'' informs.

09.06.2014 -thedailybeast.com Secret KGB Torture House Opens Its Doors in Riga

For decades, the Corner House stood as a silent reminder of Russian oppression. Now, the former KGB headquarters are open and exposing the horrors committed against the people of Riga.

09.06.2014 -baltictimes.com Searching for summer and Valmiermuiza: A terrace tour of Riga

As the weather heats up (cools down, then heats up again), I took myself on a little terrace tour of Riga to find the best spots for summer – when it finally arrives and stays.

09.06.2014 -anna.aero airBaltic makes Palma de Mallorca its second Spanish destination

airBaltic, the flag carrier of Latvia that in the previous week added a seasonal route to Bourgas, continued to expand its seasonal offering from Riga (RIX), this time with the launch of a...

09.06.2014 -traveldailynews.com Flights to Corfu launched from Riga International Airport

The tour operator Mouzenidis Travel on Wednesday, 4 June, launched flights from Riga to the greenest and most popular Greek island Corfu. The flights will be operated by the tour operator’s...

09.06.2014 -romania-insider.com airBaltic launches direct route between Bucharest and Riga

Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new summer route between Riga and the Romanian capital of Bucharest, starting June 3, 2014. This is the first direct route between Bucharest and the Baltic region.

09.06.2014 -baltic-course.com Jurmala – the capital of new projects in Latvia

Simultaneously with the beginning of the tourism season in 2014, also developers and sellers of the new projects located in Latvian Jurmala have increased their activity, offering for sale apartments in at...

09.06.2014 -sptimes.ru Riga: Ready to Impress

Exploring Riga is all the more worthwhile this year as it celebrates its title as the Cultural Capital of Europe.