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Vilnius Convention Bureau @ IMEX

The Vilnius Convention Bureau team is excited to welcome you to the Lithuanian stand (F273) at IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, taking place in Frankfurt from 15 to 17 May 2018. If you are interested in finding out what’s new in the Vilnius meeting industry and how the city could […]

Vilnius Named Among Top 3 European Cities of the Future

fDi Intelligence magazine, which serves as an expert branch of the Financial Times in the area of investment, recently named Vilnius the third best European City of the Future in terms of its ability to attract foreign investment. fDi Magazine has been recognised by the international community as a barometer to gauge the attractiveness of […]

Vilnius Airport Set to Begin Terminal Modernisation Project

Following the successful completion of its runway reconstruction last summer, Vilnius Airport is turning its attention inward and is about to start the reconstruction of its passenger terminal. After the modernisation and expansion of the current terminal, the airport will offer passengers a faster and more convenient service as well as a wider range of […]

The Baltic Congress of Radiology is Coming to Kaunas in 2018

The 7th Baltic Congress of Radiology will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-biggest city, from 4-6 October 2018. The congress will bring around 700 radiology specialists from the Baltic Sea Region and other parts of Europe. The first Baltic Congress of Radiology supported by the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Associations of Radiology took place in […]

Ryanair Announces Tel Aviv/Kaunas Connection and More

The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair recently announced some long-awaited news – it will finally connect Kaunas and Tel Aviv. A bonus to this announcement also includes new flights to Kaunas from the Italian cities of Bologna and Milan. A route between Kaunas to Eilat, Israel has been in operation for some time now; a new […]

Kempinski Hotel Receives Prestigious Best Business Hotel Award

The International Hospitality Awards recently named Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square the Best Business Hotel in the 5-star hotel category for 2017. Some 315 hotels from 21 countries throughout Eastern and Central Europe were considered for this prestigious award. The award winner was decided by a jury consisting of 14 hospitality industry professionals as well as […]

Baltic Travel Group Celebrates 18-Year Anniversary

This January, the Baltic Travel Group – a CONVENE partner since 2013 – celebrated their 18th birthday. The milestone reflects the fact that with experience, the Baltic Travel Group team – made up of individuals from Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga – is becoming wiser and better equipped to serve their customers and create lasting experiences. […]

The Meetings Show Makes Key Hosted Buyer and Commercial Team Appointments

The Meetings Show has strengthened its hosted buyer team ahead of the sixth edition of the show on 27-28 June 2018, with two new managers joining from fellow Centaur Media event The Business Travel Show. Della Penfold joins as Hosted Buyer Programme Manager, with responsibility for recruitment of hosted buyers and group coordinators, after three […]

Pullman Riga Old Town Awarded Best Architectural Project in Latvia

Last year marked a series of impressive recognitions for the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel, as it was awarded the Grand-Prix Award at the Annual Riga Architecture Awards and received the Best Hotel & Tourism Resort in Baltics award at the Baltic Real Estate competition. Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel is located in the heart […]

Helsinki Attracts a Record 72,000 Congress Visitors in 2017

Helsinki succeeded in attracting more congress visitors in 2017 than in any previous year. The number of international association meetings increased by almost a third compared to 2016. Helsinki is currently the most popular congress city in the entire Nordic Region. Helsinki enjoyed a record year of tourism in 2017, which is reflected also in […]

airBaltic Named Best Employer Yet Again

This 2 March, the Latvian airline airBaltic was named best employer in the transport and logistics sector for the seventh consecutive year following a nationwide survey carried out by the recruitment agency CV-Online Latvia. Alīna Roščina, VP Human Resources of airBaltic, says, “We are delighted and proud that airBaltic continues to maintain its leadership as […]

IMPERIAL Hotel & Restaurant Joins CONVENE Partner Programme

CONVENE’s newest partner, IMPERIAL Hotel & Restaurant, will offer its guests a blend of comfort, style and individual design. Gracious amenities and intuitive service are the hallmarks of the hotel’s service experience, which also includes an exclusive collection of 55 individually decorated elegant rooms and suites, a glamorous spa, a fitness centre, five fully-equipped multifunctional […]

LOT to Connect Kaunas and Warsaw

The long-awaited flights between Poland’s capital and Kaunas are set to commence on 21 May 2018. The new permanent Warsaw/Kaunas is welcome news from leisure and business travellers of both cities. The flight from Warsaw’s Chopin Airport to Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, will take one hour and 10 minutes. It’ll connect the two cities six […]

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Recognised After a Strong Year

Following a very successful year, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square has been nominated for the 2017 Most Successful Accommodation Provider in Lithuania award! Voting for the award ended on 22 January and the winner will be announced at this year’s edition of ADVENTUR, and international exhibition on tourism and leisure taking place from 26-28 January 2018 […]

Lithuanian Airports Witness Record-Breaking Number of Passengers and Flights in 2017

The runway reconstruction at Vilnius Airport that lasted for 35 days last summer did not impede on Lithuanian Airports reaching a new record in 2017. Last year, the country’s three airports serviced more than 5.2 million passengers taking of 55,000 flights. According to Donatas Voveris, Executive Director at Lithuanian Airports, “Last year was another year […]

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