e-News 05/2022      

BALTICVISION READY WITH WINTER PROGRAM 2022/2023 AND SUMMER PROGRAM 2023

After a couple of very difficult years Balticvision is finally this season seeing some real recovery and in the summer operating a substantial number of departures in the three Baltic countries, Poland and Finland. Numbers are still very far from pre-pandemic level but significantly better than in 2020/2021. Balticvision is out very early with the winter catalogue 2022/2023 and the summer catalogue 2023. The winter catalogue features autumn tours in the three Baltic countries, city breaks in the Baltic capitals and Christmas Market and New Year breaks in Riga, Tallinn and Warsaw. The summer catalogue features traditional programs in the Baltic countries, Finland and Poland.
Eriks Lingeberzins, Managing Director, explains: We are looking optimistically at the winter season 2022/2023 and especially the summer 2023. We see that people are very eager to travel again and there is a reasonable pick-up in the demand. We have adjusted our products so there are more off-the-beaten-track adventures and more small-group departures. At the same time travelers also understand that our destinations are safe and secure”. The new programs will be distributed to all customers over the next weeks in a preliminary word-version, and later in the traditional lay-out version. If you fail to receive the “catalogue” or need more information about agreements and commissions etc., please, contact: eriks.lingeberzins@balticvision.com

MICHELIN RECOGNISES AMAZING THIRTY-ONE RESTAURANTS IN ESTONIA

Estonia joined the Michelin Guide in May, and at an inauguration event in Tallinn Michelin appointed the first two Michelin-starred restaurants in Estonia – the Restaurant 180 Degrees in Tallinn’s new and trendy Noblesser district and the Restaurant NOA in the Pirita District. Besides, five restaurants were awarded with Bib Gourmand designation, two restaurants were awarded Michelin Green Star status and further twenty-two restaurants are being included into the Michelin Guide. It is all in all an amazing result and a big cadeau to Estonian gastronomy. Estonia has been building up a very solid reputation in the region and already attracts many visitors from the two other Baltic countries, Finland, Scandinavia and Germany only for it gastronomic experiences. Via Hansa & Borealis are offering Gourmet Weekends in Tallinn for small FITs and small groups to acquaint the guests with the many Michelin restaurants. For more information, please contact: kylli.karing@viahansaborealis.com

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IS LEADING THE TOUR OPERATORS IN LATVIA AND ESTONIA

Via Hansa & Borealis and its associate companies have always been a member of the Associations of Tour Operators and Travel Agencies in the countries where we are active. We consider these organizations to be very important which they also recently have demonstrated successfully convincing authorities in the countries to establish clear covid-19 regulations and support mechanisms for the travel industry. The representatives of Via Hansa & Borealis have been very active in this process and after the annual meetings in the associations this spring, the Latvian Association, ALTA, has elected, Dr. Eriks Lingeberzins, Managing Director of Balticvision, as its president, while the Estonian Association, EFTL, has elected Mrs. Kylli Karing, Managing Director of Via Hansa Estonia, as its president. For more information, please contact eriks.lingeberzins@balticvision.com or kylli.karing@viahansaborealis.com