e-News 08/2015      

FOOTBALL FRENZY IN THE BALTICS

As the qualifying tournament for EURO2016 is well underway, Via Hansa DMC recently had a busy weekend handling large arrangements in connection with the qualifiers. Via Hansa DMC Riga was responsible for arrangements for almost 500 guests in connection with the Latvia-Netherlands fixture in Riga, including the arrangements for the Dutch national squad itself. At the same time, Via Hansa DMC Vilnius was making arrangements for a similar amount of sponsors, supporters and mass media in Vilnius for the Lithuania–Switzerland qualifier in Vilnius. While the Baltic hospitality and the work of Via Hansa DMC was flawless and praised by the customers, the same can, sadly, not be said about the performance of the Baltic national football team as both Latvia and Lithuania suffered defeats to stronger teams. Via Hansa DMC was also responsible for smaller contingents of Austrians supporters in Moscow and Spanish supporters in Minsk. Via Hansa DMC has a vast expertise in handling arrangements in connection with football matches and we will be happy to offer our services for the next qualifiers for the EURO2016 and for the matches of the Champions’ League and the European League at our destinations. For more information and inquiries, please contact dmc@viahansa.com

SHANGRI-LA ULAANBAATAR

June has seen the opening of another five-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar, as the Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar received its first guests. The latest addition to the famous international luxury hotel chain is located in the very center of the city, in walking distance from the central Genghis Khan Square. The hotel features 290 elegant and very spacious guest rooms and suites designed in contemporary and indigenous fusion style. The hotel offer an impressive variety of cuisines from around the world at four restaurants and bars: Lobby Lounge, Ulaanbaatar’s Café Park with a unique open-theatre-kitchen concept, Naadam, offering genuine Mongolian cuisine and Hutong offering splendid Dongbei cuisine. When it comes to conference and meeting venues,  no other luxury hotel in the city offers more versatility and options than Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar featuring a very spacious Ball Room and 8 large conference rooms. As the touristic infrastructure in Mongolia develops, the country is firmly taking its place on the world tourism map. For more information about the new Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar and about tours to the exiting country, please contact: Ulaanbaatar@viahansa.com