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New Music Theatre for KlaipA�da

2016 / 12 / 20

After an expansion and renovation project, the KlaipA�da Music Theatre will be reopened in 2020. The main hall of the theatre will be enlarged and the facade restored. The project should take three years to complete, with investment costs coming to approximately EUR 20 million. The tender for the preparation of the technical documentation was […]

New High-Speed Ferry Between Tallinn and Helsinki

2016 / 12 / 20

29 January 2017 marks the day that Tallinka��s new flagship Tallink Shuttle Megastar will start operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route. In addition to Finnish engineers, Tallinka��s customers were also involved in the creation process of this 212-metre vessel, as Tallink took into account the experiences and feedback of their customers when constructing the ferry. For […]

The Best Restaurants in Tallinn

2016 / 12 / 20

The Estonian gastronomy competition Silverspoon (or a�?HA�belusikasa�� in Estonian) holds a formal gala to award the most distinguished dining places of the season. This year, Horisont was the restaurant that received the most praise, winning in the categories of Fine Dining, Best Service and also Best Vegetarian Dishes. TA�nis Siigur and Mihkel Rand from Noa […]

Helsinki Attracts Over 30,000 Congress Visitors in Summer 2016

2016 / 12 / 20

Helsinki continues to be one of the most popular congress cities in the world. According to the latest Union of International Associations (UIA) statistics, Helsinki is ranked 24th. Over 30,000 people attended international association meetings in Helsinki between May and August 2016. Alongside the thousands of cruise visitors, the large number of congress visitors added […]

LITEXPO Launches a New Website

2016 / 11 / 16

Not only are the main halls of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO being renewed, LITEXPO has been digitally modernised! The company recently launched its new website, which features a redesign and a layout that is easy to navigate. In addition to improving the user experience among visitors looking for specific information, the website […]

Meet the Vilnius Convention Bureau @ IBTM World

2016 / 11 / 16

The Vilnius Convention Bureau will be exhibiting at the IBTM World exhibition in Barcelona, taking place from 29 November to 1 December 2016.A�Anybody interested in finding out more about Vilnius as a meeting and incentive destination is welcome to come speak to the members of our team. Also, dona��t miss the opportunity to find out […]

Meetings Industry Professionals Take Part in the Vilnius Fam Tour

2016 / 11 / 16

This past 19-21 October, the Vilnius Convention Bureau, with the support of Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, hosted another successful Vilnius Fam Tour. A wonderful group of 10 professional events planners from Europe and the United States were given a unique opportunity to experience the historic wonders of Vilnius and discover what the city has to […]

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel to Open in Vilnius

2016 / 11 / 16

On 9 November 2016, the real estate development company Hanner signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International, the worlda��s largest hotel company, to open a Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Rinktines Street in Vilnius by mid-2018. Hanner also selected a hotel operator approved by Marriott International, signing a hotel management agreement with Apex Alliance Hotel […]

New Agency to Attract Investment and Tourists to Kaunas

2016 / 11 / 16

a�?Kaunas INa�? a�� eventually this name is going to be seen by more and more investors and tourists. The newly established institution will be responsible for attracting foreign investments and tourists to Kaunas through international marketing. The agency will combine the Kaunas Tourism Information Centre and the public institution a�?Technopolisa�?. Kaunas IN will also take […]

Lithuanian Airports are Optimistic about the Winter Season

2016 / 11 / 16

Lithuanian Airports will offer several new destinations during the 2016-2017 winter season. Travellers will have the opportunity to fly to Icelanda��s capital ReykjavA�k, Leeds (UK), Malta, and Bari (Italy) from Vilnius; and Wizz Air will organise flights to Norwegian cities (Stavanger, Bergen, A�lesund) from Kaunas. In addition, alpine skiing lovers will be happy to know […]

Unconventional Event Spaces in Tallinn

2016 / 11 / 16

The Tallinn Convention Bureau gathers information on all possible venues for events in Tallinn. Every now and again new spaces open up, some of them with long histories and others with unique settings. The Museum of Russian Icons in the Old Town opened up quite recently and is now renting museum space as an event […]

Lux Helsinki Reveals Three Art Installations for the Upcoming Light Festival

2016 / 11 / 16

The 9th annual Lux Helsinki Light Festival, organised by the City of Helsinki, will take place from 5 to 9 January 2017. The festival will be accompanied by the a�?Lux Ina�? light art exhibition at Kaapelitehdas from 1 to 10 January. Lux Helsinki is one of the City of Helsinkia��s most impressive contributions to the […]

Destination and Hotel Leaders Join The Meetings Show Advisory Board

2016 / 11 / 16

The Meetings Show has announced it is welcoming Lesley Williams, Head of Business Tourism, Edinburgh; Laurie Scott, Director of Business Development, Visit Belfast; Dana Lewis, Director of MICE & Leisure, Accor Hotels; and Heike Mahmoud, Director Conventions, visitBerlin to its Advisory Board for 2017. a�?Our Advisory Board exists to ensure we continue to deliver a […]

airBaltic Adds Routes to Vilnius for 2017

airBaltic will introduce eight new routes for the next summer season, improving connections to the Baltic region. Two new direct routes from Paris and Munich to Vilnius will be added as well as six to Riga. Flights from Paris will start on 26 March 2017 and will operate four times per week. The Munich flights […]

Design Hotels Come to Vilnius

The boutique hotel chain Design Hotels recently confirmed that it will open one of its hotels in the Old Town of Vilnius in early 2018. Housed in the former Pac Palace next to the Town Hall, the five-star Archer Mansion Hotel will have 105 rooms, 13 suites and five apartments. Other facilities will include four […]

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