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Lithuania Launches New Meetings and Events Catalogue

2017 / 12 / 21

To promote the Lithuanian meetings industry, the county’s Department of Tourism unveiled its first electronic meetings and events catalogue, which includes an innovative search tool for meeting planners to find key service providers in the sector. The catalogue contains information pertaining to incentive travel, exclusive meeting venues, and organising business events in Lithuania’s main cities, towns and resorts. The meetings guide will no doubt help to promote the idea […]

Vilnius Becomes First CEE Capital to Join Startup City Alliance

Vilnius is officially the first Central-Eastern European (CEE) and Baltic State city to become a full member of the Startup City Alliance Europe (SCALE). Go Vilnius’ membership application to the alliance submitted on behalf of the City of Vilnius was approved in a meeting with SCALE members in Kiev, Ukraine. SCALE is developing a system […]

Vilnius Tourist Tax to Open Up New Path Towards Tourism Development

On 7 December, a majority vote by the Vilnius City Council approved the introduction of a new tourist tax. The one-euro tax is slated to come into effect on 1 July 2018 and is estimated to increase the capital’s annual budget by up to €2.28 million in 2019. The funds collected through the tourist tax […]

Vilnius Set for a Hotel Boom in 2018

The accommodation landscape in Vilnius will continue to grow in 2018, making the city more competitive as a meetings and events destination. With three new hotels representing international chains and an expansion project currently underway at an existing hotel, guests to the city will be able to choose from an additional 600+ rooms and event […]

Amber Tours Recognised With Travelife Partner sustainability Award

This year, Amber tours became the first company in Lithuania to be recognised through the Travelife Partner Sustainability Award. The award reflects the long-term effort and leading position Amber Tours has taken in the areas of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The award reflects Amber Tours’ compliance with over 100 criteria pertaining to things […]

Scandic to Open New Hotel at Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg

Scandic Hotels, the leading hotel company in the Nordic countries, has signed an agreement with Swedavia regarding the operation of a new hotel at Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg. The hotel will be Scandic’s ninth airport hotel in the Nordic Region and should be completed in 2020. The hotel at Landvetter Airport is the second large […]

Lux Helsinki Route 2018

The official Lux Helsinki route for 2018 starts from behind Svenska Teatern and will light up the city from 6 to 10 January. The Lux Helsinki light festival that gets underway on Epiphany Saturday, 6 January 2018, will once again lead festival-goers to the most beautiful blocks in the city. The route extends from Esplanade […]

Think Corner – Tiedekulma Event Venue’s Open Arena for Science

The Think Corner, situated at the heart of the University of Helsinki city centre campus, is an open arena for top-notch science. The Think Corner inspires people to drop in and take part in cosy learning, a lively co-working atmosphere and exciting encounters. The Think Corner offers a spoken programme, theme events and other scientific […]

airBaltic Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of CS300 Operations

Last month, the Latvian airline airBaltic celebrated the one-year anniversary of their CS300 aircraft registered as YL-CSA arriving from Montreal-Mirabel to Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, says, “The introduction of the CS300 has shaped the future of airBaltic. We see that more passengers choose to travel with us and since the introduction […]

Vilnius Set to Host FinTech Conference

2017 / 11 / 23

On 30 November, stakeholders from across Europe and the US will descend on Vilnius for a FinTech Conference. The event, which will take place at CONVENE partner Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, will focus on new developments within the FinTech industry, regulatory challenges, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and the industry’s impact on economic growth. It is […]

Vilnius Aims to Become a Cyber Security Hub

2017 / 11 / 23

Lithuania is strengthening its position as a leader within the contemporary cyber security agenda. This past October, Vilnius became a hotspot for cyber security professionals. The month started with a focus on the cyber security training “Cyber Shield 2017” followed by the Cyber Inn conference, where professionals discussed the need for changes and cooperation to […]

Meet the Vilnius Convention Bureau at IBTM 2017

2017 / 11 / 23

The Vilnius Convention Bureau team is looking forward to welcoming you to the Lithuanian Stand D08 during IBTM World, the leading global event for meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel in Barcelona, taking place from 28-30 November 2017. If you are interested in finding out what’s new in the Vilnius meetings industry and how […]

Hydro 2018: Yet Another Big Conference in Gdansk

2017 / 11 / 23

In October 2018, a big conference on water-related issues will be held in Gdansk at the Amber Expo Congress and Fair Centre. Technical innovation, financial challenges and international cooperation on water technology are just a few of the key programme points on the agenda. Hundreds of guests, renowned experts and representatives of over 80 countries […]

Helsinki to Host Significant Tourism Summit and Partner With Large Chinese Company

2017 / 11 / 23

The City of Helsinki has been chosen to host the annual World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit in 2019. The decision was published at this year’s WTCF Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit in Los Angeles on 19 September 2017. At the same time, it was announced that Chinese Internet giant Tencent has chosen […]

airBaltic: the Regional Airline of the Year Receives Award by CAPA

2017 / 11 / 22

CONVENE partner and Latvian airline airBaltic has received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year Award. The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence have been held annually since 2002, with professionals participating from airlines around the world. The CAPA Regional Airline of the Year is awarded to the regional airline that has been the biggest standout […]


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