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NEW SPA HOTEL IN TALLINN

NEW SPA HOTEL IN TALLINN

A new four-star business-class spa and conference hotel, the Metropol Spa Hotel, opened its doors on July 15. Located right next to the three-star Metropol in the Rotermann Quarter, it has 137 modern and spacious rooms with a Scandinavian design and features an a la carte restaurant with 130 seats, an urban vintage restaurant with 160 seats.

30.07.2018
NEW IBIS VILNIUS CENTRE OPENING SOON

NEW IBIS VILNIUS CENTRE OPENING SOON

The new economy Hotel Ibis Vilnius Centre is scheduled to open in September, with 164 guest rooms, a restaurant with 90 seats, a bar and two conference rooms. The hotel is located in the centre of the city, within five minutes’ walk of the historic Old Town and the most famous places of interest such as Gediminas Castle and Cathedral Square.

30.07.2018
SWEDEN EXPECTING A TOURISM BOOM

SWEDEN EXPECTING A TOURISM BOOM

Exceptionally sunny and warm weather combined with the plunge of the Swedish krona against major currencies is a beneficial combination for Swedish tourism. The hotel sector is growing constantly and new projects are being developed every year. Scandic is the biggest hotel operator in the Nordic region with a 16% market share, followed by Nordic Choice and Rezidor.

30.07.2018
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN NEW OFFICE IN MOSCOW

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN NEW OFFICE IN MOSCOW

Via Hansa & Borealis recently purchased a new and larger office in Moscow and has already moved into the new premises at the Polyanka Business Center. The Polyanka Business Center is one of many new modern business centres that have opened up in the Russian capital over the last decade.

06.07.2018
‘CHRISTIANSBORG RUNDT’ COPENHAGEN SWIM

‘CHRISTIANSBORG RUNDT’ COPENHAGEN SWIM

Copenhagen is one of the only cities in Europe where the harbour water is clean enough to swim. The city has arranged three popular harbour bathing zones – a new type of city-beach for people to swim, sunbathe and cool off on hot summer days. Over the last decade, the harbour bathing areas have also become popular with tourists.

06.07.2018
CASTLE WAGENKULL SPA HOTEL

CASTLE WAGENKULL SPA HOTEL

Estonia is increasingly offering unique accommodation in redeveloped castles and manors. Recently, Taagepera Castle was renovated and extended and will be reopened in July under the name Castle Wagenküll Spa Hotel. The mansion’s history goes back to the 16th century, while the current castle is one of the best-preserved examples of the art nouveau style in Estonia.

06.07.2018
175 YEARS OF MAGIC

175 YEARS OF MAGIC

Tivoli is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a 150-metre Disney parade. It was presented to the public for the first time on May 19 and will continue to run throughout the 2018 season. The famous amusement park in Copenhagen’s city centre has been working closely with experts from Disney World to create a spectacular parade with references to all the best-loved Tivoli characters.

31.05.2018
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
HESTIA HOTEL GROUP IS GROWING

HESTIA HOTEL GROUP IS GROWING

Hestia Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel groups in Estonia, has been operating two new hotels in Tallinn since beginning of March – Hestia Hotel Barons and Hestia Hotel Maestro (formerly the Old Town Maestro). The group is now providing 800 hotel rooms, the biggest number of rooms in Estonia.

03.05.2018
VISIT THE OPERA IN OSLO

VISIT THE OPERA IN OSLO

Oslo’s New Opera House, beautifully constructed in glass and white granite and located by the waterfront, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special performance by thousands of singers from all over Norway gathered to break the Largest Choir world record with a rendition of Slavekoret (Va pensiero) from Verdi’s opera Nabucco.

03.05.2018
THE NEW NIKOLSKY MARKET

THE NEW NIKOLSKY MARKET

The historical Nikolsky Market, which opened in 1789 and is dominated by a large rectangular market hall in the same style as the famous Gostinny Dvor, is undergoing a complete redevelopment into a multifunctional complex comprising commercial premises and space dedicated to shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés – and mid-range hotel properties to be operated under global brands such as Holiday Inn Express and Meininger.

03.05.2018
NEW HOTEL IN KRAKOW

NEW HOTEL IN KRAKOW

Krakow, the former royal city of Poland, remains one of the most popular destinations in Europe and the demand for accommodation surpasses supply for most of the year. New hotels are badly needed. The new four-star Hotel Puro will open at the start of July in the very centre of Krakow, with 228 guest rooms, four conference rooms, a restaurant and a bar, coffee shop and bakery.

09.04.2018
THE FIRST SO/ SOFITEL HOTEL IN RUSSIA

THE FIRST SO/ SOFITEL HOTEL IN RUSSIA

The five-star W St. Petersburg Hotel has changed its brand and management and since February 14 has been operating under the name SO Sofitel St. Petersburg. The SO Sofitel collection is part of AccorHotels, a world leader in travel, modern lifestyle and digital technologies.

09.04.2018
THE WORLD OF BOREALIS WINTER SEASON 2018/2019

THE WORLD OF BOREALIS WINTER SEASON 2018/2019

Via Hansa & Borealis has finalized its new winter-season programs for guaranteed escorted tours for 2018-2019. The new winter product will be operated from November 2018 featuring the Lofoten Islands, the city of Alta known as the Norwegian capital of the Northern Lights.

09.04.2018
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