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OPENING OF THE NEW GRAND POET HOTEL BY SEMARAH

OPENING OF THE NEW GRAND POET HOTEL BY SEMARAH

Beginning of 2018 will be marked with an opening of a new hotel in Riga – the five-star Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah is opening in the very heart of the historical Riga city centre just few steps away from the Freedom Monument, Riga Old Town and Latvian National Opera.

19.12.2017
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
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
ORANJE SNATCHES A BITTER-SWEET VICTORY IN MINSK!

ORANJE SNATCHES A BITTER-SWEET VICTORY IN MINSK!

As Belarus took on the Netherlands in a World Cup 2018 qualifier in Minsk, Via Hansa DMC was making arrangements for the Dutch National Team, a sponsor and media group and contingent of die-hard Dutch supporters.

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
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
KOLONNA HOTEL KONVENTA SĒTA CLOSED

KOLONNA HOTEL KONVENTA SĒTA CLOSED

Following the termination of the lease agreement with owner of the building, Latvian-German joint venture company REHO ltd is forced to cease all business activities in their Kolonna Hotel Konventa Sēta in Riga starting from 1st of October 2017.

28.09.2017
NEW HOTEL IN NARVA –JÕESUU

NEW HOTEL IN NARVA –JÕESUU

A newly built Liivarand SPA Hotel was opened beginning of September in Narva-Jõesuu, a resort town on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 12 kilometres from Narva. The hotel has totally 70 cozy guest rooms, free wi-fi, Italian style restaurant, conference centre and banquet room.

28.09.2017
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS BUSINESS MERGER

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS BUSINESS MERGER

Via Hansa recently acquired a part of Copenhagen-based Borealis Destination Management, one of the leading inbound companies in Scandinavia with a strong position on oversea markets, in particular in Latin America and Asia. This week it was announced that the two companies will merge their incoming activities in 2018.

28.09.2017
HOTEL NEWS FROM VILNIUS

HOTEL NEWS FROM VILNIUS

Recently one of the best five-star hotels in Vilnius has changed its name from Ramada Hotel and Suites Vilnius to Imperial Hotel & Restaurant. The hotel still offers same high quality services and with 55 guest rooms, two conference rooms and premium class restaurant it certainly is a good choice not only for FITs but also small and VIP groups.

11.09.2017
BOUTIQUE HOTELS MUSHROOMING IN ST.PETERSBURG

BOUTIQUE HOTELS MUSHROOMING IN ST.PETERSBURG

Smaller and very stylish boutique-style hotels continue to mushroom in St. Petersburg. A number of these up-market hotels are located in the city centre and many of them offer very good value. One of these hotels is the 1852 Boutique Hotel opened last year in a historical building dating back to 1852.

11.09.2017
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