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Scandic Hotels to Stop Using Plastic Straws and Cocktail Sticks

Scandic Hotels, the leading Nordic hotel company, has decided to stop using plastic straws and cocktail sticks in all of its hotels to help reduce the harmful impact these products have on the environment. “As a part of our sustainability program, Scandic Hotels is looking to remove all single-use disposable items made of plastic. In total, […]

airBaltic the Most Punctual Airline in Europe

Latvian airline airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second-most punctual in the world, according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best On-Time Performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and […]

Tallinn Convention Bureau in the First Half of 2019

The Tallinn Convention Bureau is taking part in eight international business tourism workshops and fairs in 2019 to promote the Estonian capital’s conference and incentive tourism opportunities. Among them, six will be taking place in the first half of the year, including:     TravelMatch in Oslo, Norway, 24 January     Kokouspiste workshop in Helsinki, Finland, […]

Riga Airport Experiencing the Fastest Development in its History

Riga Airport wound up 2018 with a significant increase in all its key performance indicators: operational data from reveals that the Airport served 7.06 million passengers in 2018, almost 16% more than the year before. The volume of cargo increased by 10.4%, exceeding 27 thousand tons, while the volume of flights increased by 11.5%, with […]

Alternative Venues in Košice

Košice, Slovakia is an undiscovered gem of Europe with plenty of novelties to offer meeting planners. A blend of traditional and contemporary, as well as sports and gastronomy, the second-largest city in Slovakia blooms with alternative culture and venues. Thus, if you are looking for places to bring your lectures or conferences, Košice is the […]

Unique Destinations and Experiences with Nordic Way

All DMCs should be ready to prepare attractive programmes in order to be selected in the bidding process. One must take into account a number of factors; among them, providing a unique experience for guests. This is often the big challenge for DMCs. Charm your customer and beat your competitors. Present a creative offer with […]

Meet in Vilnius Guide for Event Planners

The Meet in Vilnius meeting planner’s guide – developed and published by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, part of Go Vilnius, the city’s official development agency – is out now. Designed for agencies, companies and associations, the guide is an essential tool for meeting and event planners and features some 200 Vilnius-based service providers with key […]

Vilnius Among World’s Seven Most Attractive Cities for Foreign Investment

For the first time ever, Vilnius has entered the global Financial Times fDi Intelligence investment experts’ list of the most attractive cities for foreign investment. The Lithuanian capital ranked seventh among the world’s medium-sized cities of the future, joining Zurich, Belfast, Luxembourg, Geneva, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. fDi Magazine is internationally renowned as a barometer of […]

Iceland’s Arctic Adventures Choose Vilnius for International Growth

Arctic Adventures, an Icelandic adventure tour operator, has announced plans to open its first office abroad in Lithuania. The company is looking to hire around 75 employees for their Vilnius team within the next three years. Established in 1983, Arctic Adventures was focused primarily on rafting activities. Today, it offers a large variety of one-day […]

Comfort Hotel LT Named Most Hospitable Hotel in Vilnius

For the last eleven years, the ‘Vilnius Hospitality’ initiative has identified the city’s most hospitable hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, guides and more. This year, CONVENE partner Comfort Hotel LT is proud to announce that it was named Most Hospitable Hotel. “We are so happy and proud, especially since guests to the city and the people […]

UEFA Europa League Final 2020 in Gdansk

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin recently announced that the 2020 Europa League final will be held at the Gdansk Arena in Poland, following an executive committee meeting. The 43,000 capacity stadium beat-out FC Porto’s Estadio do Dragao for the opportunity to host the match. Opened in 2011, Arena Gdańsk hosted four games at UEFA EURO 2012 […]

City of Espoo to Launch Travel App

The City od Espoo’s new travel app, Tripsteri App Espoo, will enable visitors to discover Espoo’s top attractions, regardless of time and place. The City of Espoo will launch the mobile app at Slush, where the city will appear at the Arilyn stand, a company producing Augmented Reality solutions. Developed and maintained by Tripsteri App […]

airBaltic Recognised as Leading Exporter of Latvia

The Latvian airline airBaltic has received the Dienas Bizness TOP 500 award as the Exporter with the Largest Export Growth in Latvia. It was awarded by Latvian business newspaper Dienas Bizness and IT company Lursoft IT, which for the past 22 years has compiled an annual TOP 500 of the most valuable companies in Latvia […]

WOMEX 19 Travelling to Tampere in 2019

The World Music Expo will travel to Finland for the first time in 2019. The event will be held in Tampere from 23 27 October 2019. WOMEX 19 is the event’s 25th edition. What is WOMEX? The World Music Expo is one of the biggest international music meetings in the world and the global music […]

Vytautas Mineral SPA Wins Four Awards at the international Perfect SPA Competition

The seventh annual Perfect SPA Awards ceremony was recently held in Moscow where the best spa and wellness centres in the Baltic Region and Russia were recognised. Vytautas Mineral SPA’s team of experts was triumphant in four of the twelve categories. Laura Janušonienė, a lecturer, International Massage Championships judge and the spa centre’s Manager, celebrated […]


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