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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...

23.12.2011 Jurmala City Council plans to build top-level hotel in Dubulti

Jurmala City Council's new territorial development plan for the city provides that a new hotel could be built in Dubulti right at the sea, where a 4.5-hectare land plot has been reserved for it. The...

23.12.2011 -The Journal Sentinel Latvian bar cookie brings back memories for readers

Surprised and delighted to see Latvian Jam-Filled Bars featured as the winner of the Journal Sentinel's Holiday Cookie Contest on Dec. 7, several readers of Latvian descent wrote to shed more light...

23.12.2011 Yule Log Night to be celebrated in Old Town Riga

The traditional Yule Log Night festivities will be held in Riga's Old Town this evening, LETA learned from the Latvian Folklore Society.