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airBaltic Shows Service Reliability in 2018

CONVENE industry partner and Latvian airline airBaltic has reached a regularity rate of 99.8% in the first eight months of 2018. This means that only 0.2% of the airline’s planned flights were cancelled due to reasons like weather or strikes in Europe, among others. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, says, “As we continue along our […]

Breaking Waves 2018: Global Maritime Representatives to Gather in Helsinki

Key actors in the global maritime industry will gather for the first time in Helsinki on 3-4 December 2018. Breaking Waves 2018 is bringing together representatives of the European maritime cluster with the aim of ensuring Europe’s competitiveness in the global markets. Breaking Waves 2018 will take place over two days with the aim of […]

Facilities for New Services at Finlandia Hall to be Built During Renovation

According to the preliminary schedule, the Finlandia Hall renovation project will begin in 2021. The project means not only the restoration of the existing premises but also the construction of a framework for new services. Plans for the renewed Finlandia Hall include, for instance, an audio-visual exhibition and a design store. The kitchen will be modernized so […]

Vilnius Featured on World Heritage Journeys Sustainable Travel Web Platform

Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO launched the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the EU and developed in collaboration with National Geographic, the platform features 34 World Heritage sites spread across 19 EU countries. Vilnius has been working in with UNESCO and National Geographic for over […]

12th Biannual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week to be Held in Vilnius

From 11 to 13 September, Shared Services professionals from across Europe and the world will be meeting at the Radisson Blue Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius for the Autumn edition of this year’s biannual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week (SSOW). Having been named the Most Dynamically Developing City for Business Services in 2018 for the fourth […]

New Wizz Air Route: Kaunas-Turku

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, has announced the launch of a new route from Kaunas to Turku (Finland). The route is one of the 12 new services announced across Wizz Air’s far-reaching network. The newly announced service from Kaunas will be available twice a week – Monday and Friday – starting 9 […]

Lithuanian Airports Announces Tender for Airlines to Fly from Vilnius to London City

Lithuanian Airports has invitation airlines to take part in a public tender to commence flights from Vilnius to London City Airport next year. The Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Transport and Communications identified the new route was as vital for the country’s economic and social development. According to Rokas Masiulis, the Lithuanian Minister […]

Tallinn Named Among Ten Smartest Cities for Tourists in Europe

Tallinn is among the ten finalists of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. The aim of the competition is to recognise outstanding achievements in the development of European urban tourism. Cities are assessed in four categories: Accessibility, Sustainable Development, Digitalisation and the Inclusion of Cultural Heritage and Creativity in the tourism industry. The ten […]

UArctic Congress 2018 Coming to University of Oulu in September

The University of Oulu will host the UArctic Congress 2018 on 3-6 September. After Oulu, the congress travels to Helsinki on 7 September, to be hosted by the University of Helsinki. The congress week will bring together 540 participants from 28 countries, of which 430 participants are expected to Oulu. The UArctic Congress 2018 themes revolve around the […]

CREATIVA to Organise Several Upcoming Events in Vilnius

2018 / 08 / 29

CREATIVA, a Vilnius-based PCO, is building on its reputation as a service company capable of taking ideas and turning them into successful events. The company has been providing high-quality services to clients from around the world in need of support with meeting and events management, destination management, association management, and corporate events. Moreover, the CREATIVA […]

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 […]


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