While 2023 saw a strong recovery in the MICE segment in the Nordic countries, we are the season also seeing a significantly increased interest from MICE customers for our Baltic destinations, especially from Scandinavian, German, the UK and Benelux markets. There are very stable and convenient flight connections from all these countries to the Baltic capitals. New comfortable and luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels are still entering the destinations, the capitals can boast a number of new exiting venues and conference facilities, the restaurant scene has improved immensely over the last years as Estonia and Latvia have already joined Michelin, and Lithuania is preparing to join from this autumn. The cities also have been evolving a lot over the last years with new city developments and exciting neighbourhoods. The destinations have a lot to offer and also provide the best value in North Europe for MICE. For inquiries, please contact: for Estonia – firstname.lastname@example.org, for Latvia – email@example.com and for Lithuania – firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Hansa & Borealis Baltic will as usual be participating at the ITB in Berlin, March 5th – 7th. . 2024. This year we are exhibiting together with the Latvian Tourist Board at Hall 18, booth 109 and together with the Estonian Tourism Board at Hall 18, booth 107. We are looking forward to meeting old and new customers for a presentation of our innovative and sustainable leisure products in the Baltic countries, Poland and Finland. We are all three days at the show and for pre-arranged meetings, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most iconic hotels of Riga, the Hotel Konveta Seta, which was first opened in 1995, has been taken over by a new owner in 2023. It has recently undergone a complete renovation and has been relaunched as a 4-star hotel. The hotels is a historical gem, set within a complex of seven medical houses dating back to the 13th century, featuring a captivating inner courtyard and charming narrow streets. The hotel is located in the heart of Riga’s Old Town, making it the perfect hub for discovering Riga’s rich history and culture. The hotel now consists of 161 stylish and well-appointed rooms and suites, four conference halls, the largest taking up to 100 delegates. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the restaurant “Two More Beers” serves as a heaven not only for comfort food and beer enthusiasts, but also for those with a taste for canapés and champagne. Meanwhile, sweet-toothed guests can delight in freshly baked pastry at the exclusive Gruffins Café ad Bakery
Via Hansa & Borealis warmly recommends the reborn hotel to both Individual travellers and groups, who are looking for comfortable and affordable accommodation, and for a great hub in the old town to discover all the secrets of medieval Riga. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Via Hansa & Borealis is continued committed to the North American market and will, as usual, join the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace at the Hotel JW Marriott Los Angeles, December 2nd–6th. Marcella Infantino, CEO Via Hansa & Borealis Nordic, and Hans-Henrik Kjoelby, CEO Via Hansa & Borealis Baltic/Poland, will be attending to offer new high-end FIT and group products in the whole destination area. Appointments can be pre-booked via the appointment system of the conference or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Hansa & Borealis has completed its usual FIT product manual for the Baltic countries for 2022. The product manual includes wholesale FIT rates for a number of selected hotels in all three Baltic States. The price list marks the hotels as: Preferred hotels – urban hotels offering good value and perfect for city breaks; Wellness hotels – hotels offering extensive fitness, wellness and SPA facilities; Family hotels – hotels offering great family rooms and added value for families; and Nature hotels – countryside hotels offering a wide choice of outdoor activities. Besides, the manual includes offers for Great Value and Great Quality Package Tours, Themed City Breaks, Private City Tours and Excursions, Private Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers, Fly & Drive and Private Transfers. We have last week sent the offers to all customers, please let us know in case you have not received the offers. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Via Hansa & Borealis will, as usual, be participating at the WTM2023 in London from November 6th to 8th. This year we are exhibiting at the Lithuanian National Stand at Europe Hall, Stand No. N7-514. The Via Hansa & Borealis product line includes leisure and MICE products in Scandinavia, Iceland, Finland, the Baltic countries, Germany, Poland and beyond. Moreover, we will be exhibiting together with our hospitality brands – THE WORLD OF BOREALIS and BALTICVISION – offering an abundance of Guaranteed Escorted Departures in the whole destination area both in summer and winter, and we will be happy to make a presentation of our concept for high-end tailor-made FIT arrangements.
For pre-arranged appointments, please contact Mr. Stelios Lund, Mr. Eriks Lingeberzins or Mr. Hans Henrik Kjoelby or book an appointment through the appointment system of the WTM.
During the fair, we can be reached at: +45 3142 0952 or +371 2917 2752, or +45 5360 5299.
While Estonia joined the prestigious Michelin Guide in 2022, Latvia is getting ready to join from this year. The inspectors from Michelin have already reviewed the Latvian restaurant scene and on a Michelin event in Riga, on November 21st, the first Latvian Michelin-starred restaurants will be recognized. The first Michelin-starred restaurants in Latvia is a testament to the country’s culinary prowess. This prestigious recognition shines a spotlight on the exceptional skills of Latvian chefs who have mastered the art of combining flavors, textures, and presentation to create unforgettable dining experiences. Via Hansa & Borealis is offering gourmet tours to Latvia and the Baltic countries. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nestled in the picturesque Kurzeme region of Latvia, the charming town of Kuldīga has recently gained international acclaim as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town’s historic center is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, boasting beautifully preserved buildings that display a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Kuldīga is also renowned for its charming wooden houses, which add to the town’s distinctive character. The unique blend of architectural influences creates a captivating tapestry that tells the story of Kuldīga’s rich past. Whether seeking a tranquil escape or an immersive cultural adventure, Kuldīga offers a captivating journey that will leave a lasting impression. For more information, please contact: email@example.com