e-News 10/2018      


For the 14th year, Lonely Planet editors asked for nominations from its staffers and hundreds of contributors from around the world and picked 10 cities, regions, countries and value destinations to recommend for its top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list – it’s no surprise that Denmark’s capital has topped the list.

With its modern design, 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and extremely bike-friendly culture the city has plenty more to offer.  Copenhagen‘s street food scene is booming on Refshaleøen, a former industrial area with a food and craft market, Reffen. Tivoli Gardens theme park is one of the world’s oldest parks of this kind and is offering plenty of entertainment for young and old throughout the year. There’s a new artificial ski slope and hiking area on top of a waste management center, and the Danish Architectural Centre has moved into BLOX, Rem Koolhaas’ cultural center. Noma, the restaurant that officially put New Nordic cuisine on the worldwide stage, triumphantly returned home to Copenhagen in 2018. But beyond the new and the bold, Copenhagen is one of those cities where you can never run out of things to do.

For more information about Copenhagen and Denmark, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis office in Copenhagen.


After the recently opened centrally located 4-star Hotel Courtyard Vilnius with 199 guest rooms and economy Hotel Ibis Vilnius Centre with 164 guest rooms, the city has welcomed another new property – the new 4-star Hotel Vilna was opened in October and offers 79 guest rooms. Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, just opposite the entrance to the Bernardine Garden and the Hill of Three Crosses with main tourist attractions within short walk distance. But this is not all – Hotel Radisson Blue Lietuva has opened the newly constructed wing and is now offering 456 guestrooms in total. During the enlargement process the lobby and other public spaces have been renovated and gained another more stylish look. For more information and bookings, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis office in Vilnius.


The new 3-star Ibis Tallinn Centre Hotel is scheduled to open in July 2019. It will be a modern hotel in a new 6-storey building. The hotel will have 190 guest rooms and a restaurant with 120 seats. Located in the city centre in walking distance to the Old Town it is a very welcome addition to the Tallinn hotel scene. The booking situation in Tallinn is getting more complicated from year to year and we strongly suggest to book hotels in Tallinn very well in advance in order to secure the availability in 2019. Via Hansa & Borealis has three fully owned 4-star properties in the city and allotments at the most other properties including the new Ibis Centre hotel. For more information and bookings, please contact our Tallinn office.

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