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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 […]

airBaltic Reaches Best Punctuality Globally

Latvia’s airBaltic has been ranked first among airlines around the world for punctuality in 2017 by OAG, a UK-based travel intelligence company that tracked the performance of over 50 million flight over the past year. airBaltic has been on top of the global on-time performance rankings for the past four years. According to OAG, airBaltic […]

Helsinki’s Central Library Set to Open in December 2018

Those who love to binge on books or just adore cool new architecture are in for a treat in Helsinki. The brand new, colossal, and fascinatingly designed central library will finally open its doors in late 2018. The Central Library offers a public space open to all in the heart of the city. Located along […]

New ICCA Regional Director Europe

The International Congress and Convention Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Elif Balci Fisunoglu as its new Regional Director for Europe. Elif assumed her post this 1 January 2018at the ICCA’s Head Office in Amsterdam. Elif will need little introduction to many ICCA members, having been an extremely active contributor to the ICCA […]

The Estonian Convention Bureau Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Estonian Convention Bureau (ECB) recently celebrated the success of its first decade of operation with a festive gathering of members and partners. Held at the Tallinn Creative Hub on 24 January, the event served to highlight the accomplishments achieved by the group since being founded in 2008; chief among them is how the convention […]

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 […]

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