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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
OPENING OF HOTEL ST. GEORGE IN HELSINKI

OPENING OF HOTEL ST. GEORGE IN HELSINKI

The Kämp Collection Hotels will get an addition in April 2018 when Hotel St. George will open in the heart of Helsinki. The building of the new hotel dates back to the 1840s and throughout the years it has hosted the Finnish Literature Society, the printing house for the first Finnish newspaper Suometar and the Helsinki Finnish Club, among others.

02.03.2018
WINTER DESTINATION COPENHAGEN

WINTER DESTINATION COPENHAGEN

The number of visitors in Copenhagen in the winter season has almost doubled over the last decade. The Danish capital - in the winter both cool and romantic- is gaining a strong reputation as a winter destination for both leisure and corporate travellers.

14.02.2018
NEW HOTELS IN VILNIUS

NEW HOTELS IN VILNIUS

The hotel scene in Vilnius is continuously changing and there are several openings expected already this year. The new four-star Hotel Courtyard Vilnius with 199 guest rooms is planning to open in spring. Another opening in spring is scheduled for the new five-star Design Hotel Pacai.

14.02.2018
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN THE NEW BRAVE WORLD

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN THE NEW BRAVE WORLD

As Via Hansa & Borealis are merging, and besides streamlining operational and financial procedures, coordinating purchasing, sales and marketing, investing together in a new technological platform and bringing two large teams together, the graphic identity of the companies is also being renewed.

29.01.2018
MAARJAMÄE PALACE REOPENS AFTER RENOVATION

MAARJAMÄE PALACE REOPENS AFTER RENOVATION

In 2018, the Republic of Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday, and one of the highlights will definitely be visiting the new museum and history discovery centre at Maarjamäe Palace, which will be reopened after extensive renovation on February 1.

29.01.2018
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
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
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
CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF CENTENNIAL HOTEL TALLINN

CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF CENTENNIAL HOTEL TALLINN

The brand new four-star Centennial Hotel Tallinn has celebrated the official opening on the 23rd of November. Many guests from state institutions, corporate sector, media and tourism companies have honoured this event.

01.12.2017
LONELY PLANET NAMES TALLINN #1 BEST VALUE DESTINATION 2018!

LONELY PLANET NAMES TALLINN #1 BEST VALUE DESTINATION 2018!

Every year Lonely Planet’s writers and staff are requested to nominate destinations and consult their travel community, asking them to specify why each place would be worth visiting in next year based on current travel trends, upcoming events, attractions and more.

22.11.2017
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