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MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

Latvia is experiencing a boom in hotel construction and a growing flow of investment in the development of hospitality and tourism projects. Despite the fears that the hotel market in Riga is close to saturation, several new hotels have been opened in the capital city last year.  Over the last ten years, the number of hotels has increased by 34.7%, while the number of tourists has risen by almost 50% and the total spending has more than doubled.

25.02.2019
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

Via Hansa & Borealis is looking back on a very positive and successful year. The merger of the two companies at the end of last year has energized the whole company and created a lot of synergies. The combined company has seen growth in sales of over 8% in 2018, growth that is coming both from the traditional core markets and from new emerging markets.

21.12.2018
BALTICVISION CONTINUES EXPANDING

BALTICVISION CONTINUES EXPANDING

BALTIICVISION, one of the two Guaranteed Escorted Tour brands of Via Hansa & Borealis, is seeing strong demand this year and bookings are running at around 20% over the figures from 2017. At the same time, BALTICVISION is preparing a catalogue for next season. It will emphasize the development of tours in Poland and will feature two exciting new products.

31.05.2018
CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY YEAR

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY YEAR

While Lithuania has celebrated centennial anniversary on the 16th of February and Estonia on the 24th of February, we are looking forward to the celebrations of centennial anniversary of Latvia on 18th of November. All three Baltic countries celebrate the regained freedom and independence with various events taking place throughout the year.

02.03.2018
NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL OPENS IN RIGA

NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL OPENS IN RIGA

On January 12, the five-star design-focussed Grand Poet Hotel opened its doors to guests. The new property was established by Semarah Hotels, a Latvian hotel chain that also owns the Hotel Metropole in Riga and the Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala.

29.01.2018
HOTEL KONVENTA SETA OPEN AGAIN

HOTEL KONVENTA SETA OPEN AGAIN

Beginning of November, the 3-star Hotel Konventa Seta has been added to the brand Rixwell Hotels and opened to the guests again. The hotel is situated in the Old Town of Riga in one of the most ancient quarters of the city. Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta will gradually renovate the guest rooms and public spaces, and before the end of 2018 it is planned to convert it into a 4-star establishment.

01.12.2017
VIA HANSA AT ILTM IN CANNES

VIA HANSA AT ILTM IN CANNES

Via Hansa will be exhibiting at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes from 4th to the 7th of December. We will be in our own stand no. C235. The Via Hansa product line includes luxury travel and MICE products in Scandinavia, Finland, Baltic countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Poland.

01.12.2017
VIA HANSA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

VIA HANSA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Krista Altok Tassa, Sales Representative in the US market and Hans-Henrik Kjoelby, CEO, will represent Via Hansa & Borealis at the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace, taking place November 27th - December 1st at Hollywood Beach, Florida.

22.11.2017
US TOUR OPERATORS TOUR LATVIA AND ESTONIA

US TOUR OPERATORS TOUR LATVIA AND ESTONIA

Via Hansa recently organized a group of selected US tour operators for a week-long trip to the Baltics in co-operation with Finnair and the Latvian and Estonian Tourism Boards. The guests from the US were introduced to the two small Baltic countries - Latvia and Estonia - with a program concentrating on history, culture, nature, gastronomy, architecture and art.

18.10.2017
OPENING OF THE GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

OPENING OF THE GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

The first five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel in Latvia - Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga - is opening its doors to guests in middle of October. With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town at its feet, the hotel presents a whole new level of comfort and elegance to both city guests and locals.

18.10.2017