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  • Riga – the New Baltic Metropolis
  • Architectural kaleidoscopes
  • Green and clean
  • Cultural diversity
  • Baltic Sea & sandy beaches
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SCHWIIZER NATI OLE!

SCHWIIZER NATI OLE!

As Latvia took on Switzerland in a World Cup 2018 qualifier in Riga, Via Hansa DMC was making arrangements for the vast majority of the many Swiss sponsor and media groups and supporters who had followed their squad to the Latvian capital.

11.09.2017
EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES IN RIGA

EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES IN RIGA

After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga, choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017, which is combined with the 3rd European Choir Games taking place from 16th till 23rd of July. A new Eurovision Choir of the Year televised talent competition will be a part of the European Choir Games 2017.

11.07.2017
VIA HANSA RIGA GETS READY FOR THE SEASON

VIA HANSA RIGA GETS READY FOR THE SEASON

Via Hansa Riga office has been growing over the years quite rapidly and especially this year we have got a lot of new colleagues. In order to get to know each other better and to improve communication and team-work in the workplace before the high season, we have taken an afternoon off and went a bit outside Riga for some team-building activities in fresh air.

23.05.2017
RIXWELL HOTELS CONTINUE TO EXPAND

RIXWELL HOTELS CONTINUE TO EXPAND

KOLONNA Hotel Riga is now a part of the Rixwell Hotels brand and has been renamed to Rixwell Domus Hotel***. The historical building of the hotel is located in Riga near the Dome Square and dates back to the end of 19th century. Rixwell Hotels brand is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in Baltics. It is operated by Mogotel which represents also Wellton Hotels.

13.04.2017
GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

The long awaited five star Grand Hotel Kempisnki Riga is due to open in middle of June. Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is situated in a historical building from 19th century in the heart of the Latvian capital. It is located just opposite the National Opera House and by the entrance to Riga Old Town which is the city’s historic centre.

01.03.2017
VIA HANSA CONTINUES THE PROMOTION IN USA

VIA HANSA CONTINUES THE PROMOTION IN USA

Via Hansa has recently been elected and enrolled as an associate member of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). It is a professional, voluntary trade association created with the primary purpose of promoting integrity within the tour operator industry.

 

15.02.2017
 ISTANBUL MEETS RIGA

ISTANBUL MEETS RIGA

Via Hansa was hosting a top level FAM trip from Istanbul over the last weekend in Riga. The FAM trip was supported by Turkish Airlines and Rezidor Hotels Group. There were altogether 15 Turkish tourism executives from leading leisure and MICE agencies in Istanbul.

20.12.2016
WINTER MAGIC

WINTER MAGIC

The stunning Christmas decorations in Riga’s Town Hall Square have set a new Guinness world record this year – the biggest ever Rube Goldberg chain-reaction device was used to light the tree – and the welcoming Christmas markets in the Baltic capitals are atmospheric and crowded with locals and guests enjoying hot mulled wine and Christmas shopping.

07.12.2016
BALTICVISION.COM

BALTICVISION.COM

The Via Hansa brand BALTICVISION has undergone a major facelift and after the rebranding is launching a new website to highlight its two main product lines. Guaranteed Escorted Tours include 24 tours in five languages with 300+ departures in total as well as city breaks in the Baltic Sea region and far beyond. These tours offer the possibility to meet people across borders and win new friends. Ultimate Lifestyle Adventures are targeted at seasoned VIP travellers – couples, families and small groups seeking to enhance their lifestyle. For more information, please visit www.balticvision.com

07.12.2016
THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS

THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS

The new North Pier at Riga International Airport has been inaugurated on the 14th of November. The two floors of the new pier will offer the passengers 19 new boarding gates, three air bridges, two new shops and five cafes, playgrounds for children, as well as spacious and comfortable waiting rooms.

25.11.2016