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In February, a tourism fair with the highest attendance in the Baltic States: Balttour 2016
The 23rd International Balttour 2016, as in previous years will be held in the so-called “month of blizzards”, on February 5-7, in International Exhibition Hall at Kipsala in Riga.
It is a fair welcoming tourism industry professionals and people who are interested in travel.
The fair is organized by the Latvian Association of Travel Agents and Operators, (ALTA) in cooperation with international exhibition company BT 1.
Why is it worth visiting Balttour? The organizers say: Balttour is the biggest tourism sector’s exhibition in the Baltic States with more than 450 display stands and 700 participating firms and agencies from 40 European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries. National and regional tour companies, hotels, airlines, tour agencies, tourism service providers and regional tourism associations, etc. are represented here.
“Discover the World” is good publicity for travel in foreign countries, while “Travel Latvia” promotes “looking around locally.” On all exhibition days - a variety of arts&entertainment, demonstration of skills of craftsmen and sampling national food.
The forecast for 2016 – 30,000 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Scandinavia and other countries.
Balttour is held on well-chosen dates – it is one of the first travel fairs of the season in Europe.
It is also a great opportunity to visit Riga – the marvelous northern capital with a European business environment, excellent tourist sights and fine recreation/relaxation opportunities.
The Latvian Tourism Development Agency is also among Balttour 2016 partners.