e-News 07/2018      


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 and is located in the very centre of the city close to the State Tretyakovskakya Gallery and the Tretyakovskaya Metro Station. This new investment reflects the trust Via Hansa & Borealis has in the Russian market. The market suffered in 2013-2014, but has recovered in the last few years. The FIFA World Cup 2018 has created a lot of new and very modern infrastructure in all of the Russian host cities, but we have already noticed how this huge international event is stimulating fresh interest in visiting Russia. The turnover of Via Hansa & Borealis in Russia is now much larger than it was before 2013. However, while Europeans previously made up the vast majority of guests, the origin of the guests is much more mixed today. Europe is still an important segment of the business but the numbers of guests from the USA, Latin America, China and South East Asia have been growing steadily in recent seasons. Customers are warmly welcome at the new office when in Moscow. For more information, please contact: elena.kuryleva@viahansa.com


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, built by Baron Hugo von Stryk in 1907. The historical castle hotel offers luxurious and romantic accommodation in three different historical buildings: the Castle Building, the Park House and the Governor’s House – in total, 75 rooms and suites. All rooms offer an elegant and historical atmosphere with, of course, all modern conveniences. The hotel features the Castle Restaurant for up to 140 guests and an exclusive spa and sauna area. The property is situated in a picturesque rural area in Valga County in southern Estonia, close to the border with Latvia, about 100 km south of Tartu. For more information, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis Tallinn.


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. Since 2006, Copenhagen Swim/Christiansborg Rundt has welcomed 16,000 participants of all abilities who compete either as individuals or as part of a team. The 2km open-water swim through the canals of Copenhagen has a truly iconic course – around the Danish Parliament Buildings (Christiansborg). Where else in the world can you swim around the Parliament? For more information and travel arrangements, please contact the Via Hansa & Borealis office in Copenhagen.

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