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British Telecommunications and Expedia will test-drive Vilnius in September

2018 / 07 / 25

Three companies selected from 100 applicants to Workation Vilnius programme British Telecommunications (BT Group) and Expedia’s UK branch are both temporarily moving their offices to Vilnius this September thanks to the Workation Vilnius programme. Almost 100 companies from around the world took part in the initiative, with the UK and Sweden taking the lead with […]

Vilnius Through the Eyes of its Residents

This July, Go Vilnius, the city’s official development agency, published Vilnius O’Clock, a magazine that tells the story of contemporary Vilnius through the eyes of its residents. It’s made up of 18 feature interviews with residents ranging from entrepreneurs and artists, to journalists and public figures. The idea behind the publication is that every city […]

Lithuania’s Largest Hotel Opens its Doors

The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, located on the picturesque right bank of the Neris River in Vilnius, has successfully completed a large-scale development project and is now the biggest hotel not only in the capital city, but also in Lithuania. Adding an eight-storey wing with 165 new guest rooms, the hotel now consists of a […]

Kempinski Hotel Names First-Ever Lithuanian Head Chef

Vytautas Alekna has been named the new head chef at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square. He is the first Lithuanian head chef in the Kempinski luxury hotel chain of 76 hotels. After taking over the kitchen from former head chef Javier Lopez, Chef Alekna will continue to successfully lead the kitchen in the Telegrafas Restaurant, Le […]

Baltic Cities Ranked Among Best Meeting Destinations of 2018

Kongres Magazine has released it lists of the Best Meeting Destinations of 2018 and both Tallinn and Vilnius are featured in the top ten in the L category, which includes destinations that can host up to 2,000 congress attendees. The magazine’s editorial board has been presenting fresh and interesting meeting destinations to international meeting planners […]

Finland Reaps Success in Congresses: Places in Global Top 20

The competition for international congresses is fierce among organising nations, but Finland continues to hold its spot on the world’s top 20 list. What’s more, Finland also has considerable potential for growth. The Union of International Associations’ annual statistic has Finland on a shared 19th place with Sweden. In 2017, Finland hosted 791 international congresses […]

ACI EUROPE 2018 Best Airport Award Winners Announced

The 14th Annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards were announced during the gala dinner of the joint ACI World/28th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, hosted by Brussels Airport on 19 June 2018. This years’ judging panel for the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards was drawn from a well-respected group of independent experts, including […]

Pillar Unconference Highlights

From 15 to 22 July, Vilnius welcomed more than 500 blockchain enthusiasts, experts and industry leaders gathered at the Pillar Unconference – a second annual event of a Swiss-based non-profit Pillar Project building the world’s most advanced cryptocurrency and token wallet. ‘If a city is not smart, then it is not fulfilling its mission or […]

Lithuania Climbing the Ranks in the Global Biotech Sector

With Life Sciences Baltics just three months away, the Scientific American Worldview’s latest international biotechnology rankings have just been released and Lithuania has placed 16th among 54 countries. That’s 19 spots better than 2011 when the country was included in the annual study for the first time. The 54 countries involved in the study were […]

Another Property to Join Vilnius’ Selection of Hotels

Lithuanian developer Tauropolis has announced plans for a reconstruction project to transform the former Tauras Brewery into a 4-star hotel with up to 250 rooms and a 3,000 square metre conference centre. The impressive complex of buildings, located atop Tauras Hill on a tree-lined street right next to Vilnius Old Town, will also feature a […]

Vilnius Tourist Tax to Come Into Effect on 1 July

Last December, the Vilnius City Municipality voted overwhelmingly to join a host of other major European cities by introducing a one-Euro tourist tax, which each person using accommodation services will have to pay per night stayed in the city. The tax, which comes into effect on 1 July, is expected to raise upwards of €2.28 […]

Vilnius to Host 2018 AIR Convention

This 26-27 September, Vilnius will play host to the 2018 Aviation Industry Review (AIR) Convention, one of the world’s biggest commercial aviation forums. The two-day event, which promises a year’s worth of business and networking opportunities in just 48 hours, will welcome 1,000+ aviation industry leaders from 30+ countries to examine and identify the latest […]

Baltic Travel Group Hosts Event with Partners at Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Latvians are in love with Paris, and they also enjoy visiting the French countryside and enjoying the local wine and cuisine. However, a lot of what makes the Baltic States so special are still well-hidden secrets for the French. To encourage better exchange and collaboration between France and Latvia, the Baltic Travel Group, together with […]

airBaltic Orders up to 60 Aircraft for Significant Development Breakthrough

This May, Latvian airline airBaltic and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the parties have executed a firm purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type. This order complements the existing order of 20 CS300 aircraft and will form the backbone of airBaltic’s […]

Meet us @ The Meetings Show

The Vilnius Convention Bureau team is looking forward to welcoming you to stand D602 at The Meetings Show, the UK’s leading event for the inbound and outbound meeting and events industry taking place on 27-28 June at the Olympia exhibition centre in London. If you are interested in finding out the latest in Vilnius meeting […]

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