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February 2014, Best in the world: Tallinn Airport services
 
 

The German air carrier Lufthansa has named the passenger and aircraft ground handling provided by Tallinn Airport once again as the most punctual in the world.


January 2014, Latvia has joined the Eurozone
 
 

From 01.01.2014 the official currency of Latvia is the Euro. Economists predict that Latvia's neighbor Lithuania will be able to join the Eurozone in 2015.


November 2012, All year round outdoor cafe in Toompea hill in Tallinn
 
 

The Toompea hill offers not just the outstanding panorama of old and new Tallinn, but there is also an all year round outdoor cafe Luscher & Matiesen which will help you to boost energy levels.

In the summer time, live music or film nights are on offer, during the darker, colder seasons a warm cup of tea or even better mulled wine is on sale.
Few people know however that this cafe operates on the grounds of old and famous juice drinks factory and winery (1930s). This history is brought back to live with the taste of the wines that once were made here. Make sure to try the Luscher & Matiesen special wines or just step in to ask more information about the place.


November 2012, Latvian Song and Dance Celebration in Riga
 
 

Year 2013 will be significant for Latvia as around 40 000 participants will gather in our capital Riga for the XXV Song and XV Dance Celebration. It is not just a festival – the tradition goes back for 140 years and in 2003 together with Lithuanian and Estonian Song and Dance tradition it was recorded in the UNESCO list of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The celebration is due to take place from the 30th of June through the 12th of July 2013, in Riga. Attendees are certain to experience Latvia as the Land That Sings. Every spring all Latvian dance groups and choirs take part in displays involving more than 15 000 dancers and around 13 000 singers, demonstrating to the jury from the compulsory repertoire as well as freely chosen ones.

To make a reservation for the hotel and event tickets please contact us: info@grandbaltics.com or +371 67554600.


November 2012, Vilnius Old Town recognized as the wonder of the Baltic countries
 
 

Tallinn old-town, the city of Gdansk, the Masurian Lakeland in Poland, the Curonian Lagoon (Lithuania and Russia), Rügen and the white rocks of Rügen were also nominated as wonders of the Baltic countries were. The Six Baltic Sea Wonders contest intends to strengthen a common identity of the Baltic Sea countries, to make them more visible as a tourist destination and to promote the creation of innovative products for tourism.
The contest is part of the project of the Baltic Sea Region Agora 2.0. – Heritage Tourism for Increased Baltic Sea Region Identity – that includes the total number of 22 partners from 10 Baltic countries. The project aims at improving identity of the Baltic Sea Region in the spheres of natural and cultural heritage, and contributes to the implementation of the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region by developing strategies regarding sustainable tourism.


October 2012, Swissotel Tallinn wins World Travel Award
 
 

Swissotel Tallinn received the World Travel Award (WTA) in the category of „Estonia’s Leading Hotel” for the second time.


October 2012, AirBaltic will increase a number of flights
 
 

National airline AirBaltic enters the winter season with an increased number of flights in its network.


October 2012, Luxury Kempinski hotel is opened in Vilnius
 
 

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square offers neoclassical grandeur with a contemporary casual elegance. In a total 96 grand rooms and suites.


September 2012, Airberlin and AirBaltic start codeshare flights
 
 

Airberlin adds its code on flights operated by AirBaltic to the Latvian capital from several German cities: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. In return, AirBaltic flight guests are - for the first time - able to book a connecting Airberlin flight to various German cities in combination with an AirBaltic flight to Germany.


August 2012, Jurmala will own a modern multi-million worth Dzintari concert hall/conference hall
 
 

More than 9.563 million Euros worth tender for the reconstruction of the Dzintari concert hall has completed, and the results of the tender indicate that the reconstruction and renovation work will be carried out by Re & Re Ltd. Jurmala City Council determined the winner choosing the most advantageous offer. Altogether three offers were submitted.


July 2012, Cabaret shows return to Jurmala
 
 

Cabaret in restaurant "Jurmala" returns from the begining of 80’s! The great tradition is restored and You can see in real famous cabaret show.


July 2012, AirBaltic carried Olympic Torches
 
 

On July 19, 2012 Latvian national airline AirBaltic carried Olympic Torches and Torchbearers from London to the Baltic capitals of Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius.


July 2012, Luxurious ESPA on the beach
 
 

For those who enjoy beach, sand and sea – we are delighted to advise that ESPA Riga SPA treatments are now available on the Jurmala beach.