e-News 04/2020      


The 550-room legendary Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija, which has dominated the center of Riga for the last 40-years is undergoing an almost complete refurbishment in 2020/2021. The hotel already features a new swanky lobby area and before the summer 2020 the large restaurant area will be completely renovated. Already half of the guest rooms in the lower extension building of the hotel has been renovated and the rest of the rooms in this building will be renovated before the 2020 summer season. Prior to the 2021 summer season a complete renovation of all guest rooms in the central tower of the building with complete a total renovation of all guests rooms at the hotel. The hotel is with its many guest rooms, large restaurant, banqueting and conference facilities, its ESPA and excellent service a very good choice for business travelers, leisure groups, conferences and meetings. Via Hansa & Borealis has renewed its traditional co-operation with the hotel in order to secure more space at decent rates for this summer and especially for the 2021 season. We recommend our customers to place large serial leisure group bookings and meeting and conferences at the hotel. For more information, please contact Mrs. Evija Snorina, Corporate Director of Contracting


The number of visitors to Russia has been steadily increasing the last years, in the first place from Asia and Middle East, but now also Americans and Europeans are returning in larger numbers. No doubt that for European travelers the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and the introduction of e-visa to the regions of Vladivostok, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg in 2019 have had a very positive influence. The introduction of e-visa to all of Russia in 2021 will further boost the interest. Via Hansa & Borealis is this year focusing on Russia at the ITB2020. Visit us at our stand no. 312 in Hall 18, to learn more about our new programs in Russia. For pre-booked meetings, please contact: anna.markelova@viahansaborealis.com.


In a world, which is becoming increasingly alarmed about the threat that climate change is posing to us all, we will all have to start to travel in another way in the future. Via Hansa & Borealis is firmly committed to sustainability. We have engaged with Travelife and are at the moment preparing for certification according to Travelife standards.  We are going through all our own office procedures in details, as well as we are reinforcing sustainable management of the local supply chain in our destinations and focusing on sustainability principles in our product development.  In the process we are educating our employees and partners. Besides, we are also developing Via Hansa & Borealis Sustainability Foundation that will allocate a share of our net operational profit to support local sustainability projects. For more information about our sustainability policy, please contact Mrs. Kylli Karing, Managing Director of Via Hansa & Borealis Estonia.