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CONVENE 2019: Year-After-Year Consistency and Quality

The seventh edition of CONVENE featured an impressive mix of Hosted Buyers from over 30 countries, as well as Exhibitors and Specialist Suppliers representing different parts of the Baltic Sea Region. As a boutique event, the focus of CONVENE remained on quality, and all signs pointed to that ambition being successfully delivered. A noticeable concentration […]

Vilnius National Concert Hall Architecture Competition

An international architectural idea competition for the National Concert Hall in Vilnius has been launched. With construction set to start in 2021, the building is slated to open in 2023 in time for Vilnius’ 700th anniversary and will be able to accommodate up to 1,700 people in its larger hall and 500 in its smaller […]

The Newly Named Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

The 5-star Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Vilnius has been renamed to Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius. The name change is aimed at better reflecting the hotel’s exclusive luxury and services, and positioning it within the international market. The change was initiated by Kempinski Hotels, the luxury hotel group’s management company. This was due to the […]

Vytautas Mineral SPA Among Finalists for the Best Hotel in Eastern Europe

The wellness and relaxation complex Vytautas Mineral SPA has won recognition at the 2019 World Spa and Wellness Awards. Located about 90 km away from Vilnius and 30 km from Kaunas in the resort town of Birstonas, Vytautas Mineral SPA is the only Lithuanian facility competing in the finals for the title of the Best Hotel in […]

Hotel Romantic Recognised for its Contributions to Eco-Tourism in Lithuania

At the end of 2018, both the Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association, and the country’s Tourism Association rewarded Hotel Romantic in Panevėžys, Lithuania for its work in promoting eco-tourism and for implementing a number of sustainable standards, including the use of Green Energy, becoming the first hotel in Lithuania to get an EV charging station, […]

Vilnius Pro-Am to Light-Up Lithuania as Golf Destination

A new Pro-Am event is joining the PGA of Europe’s Sanctioned Event calendar next year as the Vilnius Pro-Am 2019 is set to take place at the Vilnius Grand Resort in Lithuania from 29 May to 02 June. Teams of one Professional and three amateurs will enjoy a 54-hole Pro-Am format event that will showcase […]

Espoo Named Finnish Travel Region of the Year for 2018

Visit Finland, the Association of Finnish Travel Agents (AFTA) and Travel Research Company TAK Oy have chosen Espoo as the first ever Travel Region of the Year in Finland. Some 111 municipalities, regions and provinces from which accommodation statistics were available throughout the year were involved in the comparison. From now on, the Travel Region […]

airBaltic to Receive Market Leader Award by ATW for Second Consecutive Year

Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities, has announced that the Latvian airline airBaltic will receive the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader at the ATW’s 45th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony on 26 […]

Tallinn Among Best Conference Destinations

According to Kongres Magazine, Tallinn is among the five best meeting destinations in ‘New Europe’. Since 2010, Kongres Magazine has been presenting the most interesting meeting destinations to international meeting planners. This year, Tallinn placed in the top 5 both in the L-category meeting destinations and in the “Best in New Europe” category. The 2018 […]

Brand New Vilnius Incentive Guide

The Go Vilnius Convention Bureau has launched a new incentive guide entitled, Very Vilnius: Top-Notch Experiences. The publication is filled with an array of exciting activity ideas that can be done in and around Vilnius, and also includes a number of important cultural events taking place throughout the year. The guide serves as an invaluable […]

Smart Event Interpretation Solution Partnering With CONVENE

For many of us, just the thought of having to organise an event with simultaneous interpretation is enough to make our palms sweat. But a new app, which is already being used by the likes of TEDx and Google, is completely disrupting the events industry, and providing stressed events managers with some much-needed peace of […]

Vilnius’ Hotel PACAI Among the Best Designed Hotel of 2018

Opened last year in the heart of Vilnius Old Town in the former mansion owned by the family bearing its name, Hotel PACAI provides an accommodation experience like no other. The hotel, which is also sponsoring this year’s CONVENE Education Programme, is featured on Surface Magazine’s list of Best Designed Hotels of 2018, which includes […]

Vilnius’ Radisson Blu Royal Astorija to Undertake Renovation Project

The 5-star Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, located in the centre of Vilnius Old Town right by the historic Town Hall, has commenced a renovation project aimed at modernising the property’s conference centre, lobby, guest lounge and bar in the coming months. The news follows the property’s 20th-anniversary celebration as well as the recent addition […]

Vilnius to Welcome Delegates of the 6th PreHT Conference

From 28 February to 3 March 2018, the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius will host the 6th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension, Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease (PreHT). The conference, which rotates each year to a different European destination, is organised by the PCO Paragon Group. This year, they are working closely with the […]

The World Medical Tennis Society Congress and Championship to be Held in Vilnius

This 3-9 August, the tennis courts of Vilnius will be filled with tennis-playing medical doctors gathering for the 49th World Medical Tennis Society (WMTS) Congress and Championship. Each year, the event brings medical doctors who also happen to be tennis lovers from around the world together in different countries, and following events in Peru and […]


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