e-News 16/2015      

IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 IN RUSSIA

Russia will host the IIHF World Championship due to take place on May 6 to 22 next year, in both of the Russian capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Ice Hockey World Championship seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2015 IIHF World Ranking, which was established at the conclusion of the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. In total 16 teams were divided into two groups, A and B. Group A including Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and Kazakhstan will be playing at the Ice Palace in Moscow Legends Park. Group B, with Canada, Finland, the USA, Slovakia, Belarus, France, Germany and Hungary, will compete at the Yubileiny Sports Complex in St. Petersburg. Ticket sales will be organized in three stages, beginning in November, December and April. The first stage started on November 6 in Moscow, including multi-day ticket packages that are being sold for Moscow only. Later packages for St. Petersburg and single-game tickets for both venues will also be made available. Via Hansa is accepting hotel bookings for the Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with allocations in 3- 4- and 5-star hotels. If you book early, there is a good chance you will secure accommodation for the period of the championship. For more information and reservations, please contact: Natalia.vinogradova@viahansa.com

VIA HANSA AT ILTM, CANNES, DECEMBER 1-3

We are pleased to inform you that Via Hansa will be participating as usual at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) at the famous Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes with its own stand, C 235. This year special attention is given to our new, recently launched Ultimate Lifestyle Adventures product and catalogue, which features tailor-made adventures for seasoned VVIP travelers, couples, families and small groups wanting to enhance their lifestyle. The Via Hansa product line includes deluxe, MICE and leisure products for FITs and groups in Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Mongolia and China. Please contact us by e-mail at eriks.lingeberzins@viahansa.com or tel. +371 29172752, to arrange a meeting during the travel show.