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17.10.2011 Ventspils to pursue "state within a state" concept and introduce its own currency

Ventspils will introduce its own currency - "vents", which will be legal tender in the city; Ventspils will also open embassies abroad and implement other "state within a state" measures...

17.10.2011 First 500 people receive Ventspils' new currency

Around 500 people have already received the new Ventspils currency - the "vent", that was introduced to attract tourists, and the interest in them continues to increase, as LETA was informed by...

17.10.2011 "BalticBike" popularity has tripled this year

People have used "BalticBike" self-service rental over 14,000 times this past April-September, which is triple the total counted in the same period last year (3,842).

17.10.2011 -http://blog.airbaltic.com/2011/10/11/four-places-to-find-inspiration-in-riga/ Four Places to Find Inspiration in Riga

The original fab four may have been the Beatles from Liverpool, but now Riga has its own fab four in the form of four distinct districts full of creativity and inspiration, the airline „airBaltic...

11.10.2011 -The Baltic Times Tax free shopping stimulates tourism industry

Despite the constant state of financial turmoil that is becoming the new norm for the global economy, tourism in Latvia is on the rise. What are the main reasons tourists are visiting this Baltic country?...

11.10.2011 New pumpkin weight record in Latvia - 155 kilograms

The sixth annual pumpkin weight-off competition took place at the Riga Zoo today, with the winning pumpkin of 155 kilograms breaking the previous national record, "Maxima Latvija" representative...

11.10.2011 "Leo Burnett Riga" to create Latvia's "Facebook" page

Advertising agency "Leo Burnett Riga" has won a tender for the right to develop Latvia's page for the social networking website "Facebook.com".

11.10.2011 Mariss Jansons and State Choir "Latvija" to perform in Munich

11.10.2011 Latvia to celebrate UNESCO week

On Wednesday, October 12, Riga Stradins University (RSU) will open a foreign ambassadors' guest lecture series, as LETA was informed by RSU Public Relations Manager, Edijs Sauers.

27.09.2011 -The World Travel Ideas Latvia Travel Blog from World Travel Ideas

Latvia is a diminutive country on the Baltic Sea with antique times gone by culture and customs. There is a lot of fascinating tourist sites which will pull towards the attention to everyone.