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13.01.2012 Latvian National Opera sees increase in attendance in 2011

In 2011, a total of 230 concerts, performances, guest performances or other special events were held at the Latvian National Opera (LNO), as attendance reached 154,209, LETA was informed by LNO spokeswoman...

13.01.2012 -Venere Travel Blog 5 Things Not to Miss in Riga

The largest city in the Baltic States as well as the capital of Latvia is Riga, a city that has recently experienced a renaissance of sorts with numerous large-scale renovation projects completed in recent...

13.01.2012 -Some Foreign Guy Riga: "The better-than-Paris of the North"

Welcome to Kiwi Bar. Up on the big TV it’s New Zealand verse South Africa playing the tri-nations decider in Soweto.

13.01.2012 Tourist numbers in Riga could reach 1.5 million this year

Riga Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks told LETA today that he expects at least 1.5 million tourists in the city this year, mentioning that if the port welcomed 70 cruise ships last year, then 90 are awaited this...

06.01.2012 -Trip Advisor’s 15 destinations on the rise Eastern Europe tops TripAdvisor's 15 destinations on a rise for 2012; Riga named second

Estonia’s capital Tallinn is the number one travel hotspot identified by TripAdvisor for 2012. Latvia’s Riga follows second, and then comes Moscow, RomaniaInsider.com writes.

02.01.2012 -LETA Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics named 2011 "European Person of the Year in Latvia"

Riga Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics has won this year's "European Person of the Year in Latvia" award, the he European Movement in Latvia informed LETA.

02.01.2012 -LETA Meteorologists predict hot summer with near tropical weather conditions

It is possible that real winter, with temperatures going down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, will arrive in Latvia only next February. The summer of 2012, however, could be very hot, bringing near tropical...

02.01.2012 -Nozare.lv Up to 10,000 Russian guests could see in New Year in Latvia

8,000-10,000 Russian tourists could be visiting Latvia on New Year's Eve, tourism agency "Meeting Tour Travel & SPA Consultants" director Iveta Kravale told "Nozare.lv".

23.12.2011 -The Baltic Times Berzins to patron "Riga - European Capital of Culture 2014" project

    Latvian President Andris Berzins met with Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs and other senior officials from the local government to discuss preparations for 2014, when Riga, together with...

23.12.2011 Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel to give his only concert in Baltics in Riga next April

One of the greatest acoustic guitar virtuosos of all time, Tommy Emmanuel, will give his only concert in the Baltics at the Riga Congress Center next April, "Trade Hub Productions" representative...