e-News 01/2022      

KAUNAS – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2022

As of January 22nd 2022, the Lithuania city of Kaunas along with two other cities – Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg and Novi Sad in Serbia – is holding the title of European Capital of Culture for one year, 12 years after the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, was European Capital of Culture in 2012. Kaunas, which is dating back to the 10th century, is the country’s second largest city with almost 600.000 inhabitants. It was the temporary capital of Lithuania during the two world wars and has changed dramatically into a modern and smart city over the last three decades. And in preparation for its role of European Capital of Culture, Kaunas has been implementing the largest cultural project to date with the motto “from Temporary to Contemporary”, coming back into the spotlight also as a culturally vibrant European city.

Kaunas as the European Capital of Culture features a rich cultural program with over 1000 events – 40 festivals, 60 exhibitions, over 250 performing art events and more than 250 concerts – putting Kaunas on the world map as the city to visit in 2022. Via Hansa & Borealis is offering special programs connected with Kaunas 2022, is holding hotel allocations for the main events, and will be happy to assist with tickets and information. For more information, please contact: jurgita.slizyte@viahansaborealis.com

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS AT FITUR, MADRID, 19.01.-21.01.2022

We are pleased to inform you that Via Hansa & Borealis will participate at the international tourism fair FITUR2022, on-site in Madrid from January 19th till 21st. We will be exhibiting in our own stand in Hall No. 4 / Stand no. 4D14. The Via Hansa & Borealis product line includes leisure and MICE products in Scandinavia, Iceland, Finland, Baltic countries, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and beyond. Moreover, we will be exhibiting together with our hospitality brands BALTICVISION and THE WORLD OF BOREALIS, For pre-arranged meetings, please contact: arta.berina@viahansaborealis.com or german.moltedo@viahansaborealis.com

RIGA JURMALA MUSIC FESTIVAL, JULY-AUGUST 2022

With concerts taking place in Riga and Jurmala, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival 2022 features four weekends throughout the summer presenting world-class orchestras and conductors: the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev; the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra with Klaus Mäkelä and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck. The festival was included in British newspaper “The Telegraph’s” top 10 summer festival. Via Hansa & Borealis is holding hotel allocations for the main events, and will be happy to assist with tickets and information. For more information, please contact: inga.ignate@viahansaborealis.com