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  • Origami Festival under way in Riga
    27.06.2014
    June 27 to July 19 in the Pardaugava area, be sure to take time to tour the unique exhibition of  outdoor  art objects made from paper, which make up the Origami Festival. Nine are on display, created by Japanese, Turkish and Latvian artists.
  • Renowned Randy Brecker (trumpet) live in Riga
    27.06.2014
    World famous jazz and pop musician Randy Brecker will grab the spotlight at the „Rīgas Ritmi 2014” Festival on July 2nd in Congress Centre, appearing with the Latvian Radio Big Band.
  • Kalnciema Quarter to mark Summer Solstice
    18.06.2014
    The astronomical occurence known as Summer Solstice - June 21 – will be a special day for Riga’s Kalnciema Quarter as the traditional Herbs and Greenery Fair gathers vendors from all parts of Latvia with a wide variety of wares and foodstuffs, primarily focusing on that what is necessary for the upcoming holiday.
  • "airBaltic" launches flights from Riga to Burgas, Bulgaria
    09.06.2014 | 
    Nozare.lv
    Latvian airline "airBaltic" has launched summer flights from Riga to Burgas, Bulgaria in cooperation with the international tour operator "Tez Tour", as the airline told the "Nozare.lv" business portal.
  • Number of tourists in Latvian hotels up 15.7% in Q1
    09.06.2014 | 
    Nozare.lv
    In the first quarter of 2014, 348,500 tourists were welcomed in hotels and other accommodation options, which is 15.7 percent more than in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
  • Katy Perry to appear in Riga next March
    09.06.2014 | 
    LETA
    Pop diva Katy Perry will perform in "Arena Riga" on March 15 next year in what will be her only concert in the Baltic countries, as spokesman Kristaps Karklins, told LETA.
  • Riga visited by 19% more tourists in Q1
    09.06.2014 | 
    Nozare.lv
    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 nights spent by foreign travelers to Riga grew by 2 percent, according to information from the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB).
  • Latvian saunas among "Lonely Planet's" top secret travel destinations
    09.06.2014 | 
    LETA
    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.
  • ''Hilton'' to enter Latvian hotel market
    09.06.2014 | 
    Nozare.lv
    The ''Hilton'' hotel chain intends to enter the Latvian market in 2016 with a new ''Hilton Garden Inn'' hotel in Riga, ''Hilton Worldwide'' informs.
  • Secret KGB Torture House Opens Its Doors in Riga
    09.06.2014 | 
    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.