The Balttour 2018 business forum has been successfully completed
On 31 January, the Balttour 2018 business forum took place in the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga and was attended by 178 experts of inbound and outbound tourism agencies, hotels, accommodation service companies, as well as industry authorities and academics.
Anniversary Balttour 2018 attracts more visitors than last year!
The 25th anniversary edition of the International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2018” that was attended by 860 travel and tourism industry enterprises and their representatives from 39 countries worldwide closed on February 4. A total of 29,630 stakeholders willing to learn about the opportunities for tourism in different countries, to discover new routes, to purchase trips for themselves or their families visited the fair this year, that is more than last year.
3-in-1: excursion - education - creative workshop “Panevëţys Has Time: Mission CENTURY”
Route: Building of the Bank of Lithuania – Juozas Balčikonis Gymnasium – former building of the Aidas Society – Local Lore Museum – Art Gallery – Panevëţys County Public Library of Gabrielë Petkevičaitë-Bitë.
Lithuania 2017: Even More Events and Taste
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) declared Lithuania as one of most tourists discovered countries in Europe due to growing number of tourists. Indrë Trakimaitë-Đeđkuvienë, director of the State Department of Tourism says that the acknowledgement of the international community is very important as the growing number of tourists is the best indicator suggesting that it is really worth visiting our country.
Why visit Green Riverland area?
Discover the nature of Soomaa National Park in Green Riverland area where nearly intact and seemingly endless bogs have developed during tens of thousands of years. The peacefulness, fresh air and beautiful natural scenery combined makes it a refreshing place to load your batteries. Admirable bogs are easily accessible by boardwalks and suspension bridges which makes it an option also for people with wheelchairs and baby carriages.
Lithuania at Balttour 2018 – a new museum, restored dolphinarium and an impressive winter garden
Fly over the city in a hot air balloon, see the restored dolphinarium, visit a brand new museum inside a castle, explore a spectacular winter garden and make the most of Lithuania in one day – learn more about these and many other tourism offers from our neighbours at the Discover the World hall of Balttour 2018 on 2–4 February in Íîpsala!
Meet Jűrmala in tourism fair “Balttour”
During this year’s fair “Balttour 2018” Jűrmala will be represented in both separate city stand and several individual stands of city’s entrepreneurs. Jűrmala Tourism information centre will participate together with nature education centre “Meţa mâja”, as well as entertainment and education centre “Zili Brînumi”.
At Balttour 2018, Our Estonian Neighbours Will Offer to Rent an Island, Travel in a Time Machine and See a Mammoth
Rent an island by yourself or together with your friends, see a life-sized mammoth, go down a 55 m long water slide, see a lighthouse made in France, and discover an island on foot – learn more about these and many other Estonian tourism offers at Balttour 2018 on 2–4 February in Íîpsala!
10 Interesting facts. What you most likely have never heard about Lithuania
1. Lithuania is a geographical centre of Europe
Come to countryside and Old Town of Kandava already this year!
We will welcome visitors of Kandava Region Stand to come to countryside. You will find moment of peace, enjoy smell of hay and hospitality of country people.
Latvian and Lithuanian partners welcome you to the project AttractiveFORyou!
Participate in attractive conversations with representatives from Koknese, Jekabpils, Rokiskis and Plunge, in the hall „Latvia Travel”, stand A15.
Madona Municipality will Provide Active and Tasteful Experiences in 2018
Did you know that MADONA in 2018 was officially proclaimed as the capital city of Latvian youth? It is a great reason for your class, course, family or group of friends to come and visit us.
Smiltene District Tourist Information Centre prepares for exhibition “Balttour 2018’’
Joining forces with Rauna, Ape and Aluksne districts under one united banner “Stops on the Vidzeme Highway”, the Smiltene District Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is ready to present tourism attractions throughout the district at the international tourism exhibition-market “Balttour 2018” to be held from February 2nd to 4th in Riga, Kipsala.
Dundaga region – the meeting point! Dűoňig môkőr - kubbősômiz kűoţ!
Dundaga region, the most northern part of Courland, is the meeting point for the land and the sea, for the shipping routes and bird flyways, for sunrises and sunsets. Here the Livonian and Latvian nations, and their two languages meet, as well as the fishermen and the ploughmen, the hummocks and the boggy dips come across each other. Dundaga is a place where seven roads get together and the ancient castle walls find new fulfilment.
Welcome to Preili!
Preili is a small, charming town in the eastern part of Latvia - Latgale, which is famous for its traditions of ceramics, cheese production, as well as the cultural and historical heritage of the counts Borchs.
"Bânîtim 115!" or "With a steam to the Latvian centennial!"
Visit the hall "Apceďo Latviju" stand A20 , where for the first time the wider audience will be presented with the unique and the only one educational and interactive centre "Railway and Steam" in Latvia, which will start its activity at Gulbene railway station on September 2nd . We invite you to visit the pre-school, general education, professional education institutions, families with children, work collectives and anyone interested.
Rauna – place where you can see, hear and feel – stall in exhibition “Balttour 2018” from manufactures treats to annual geoplace.
Stall of Rauna district will be found in “Stops on Vidzeme highway” stall. Rauna will be represented to everyone who will be interested so that everyone will feel that special mood what can bring Rauna district. It starts with pleasure to stomach from local manufactures till pleasure to eyes from glorious sights, historical monuments and variety of events in district of Rauna.
Your next holiday destination – Klaipëda!
Welcome to Klaipëda! The third largest city in Lithuania, where present and past collide, invites you. Klaipëda – the past capital of Prussia – has preserved in its architecture the hint of the great Prussia. Also, it is the only city in Lithuania which welcomes the ships that are the size of the legendary Titanic.
SIA UGO AUTO offers revolutionary roof tents, which can be installed on any car!
The new SKY4X iKamper products will be available for viewing and testing on our stand No. H40.
Let us help you to fall in love with Iceland!
JS-Kria Travel is a local company with Russian, Lithuanian, English, German speaking guides in Iceland.
Esperanza Resort & SPA – the most Luxurious Lithuanian SPA
Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand, Esperanza Resort & SPA is a boutique 5*PLUS hotel. A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities accompanies picturesque views of nature.
The “Balttour 2018” trade fair will kick off with a tourism business forum
Is digitisation threatening the work of travel agencies, hotels and tourism information centres? Possibly. However, there are two sides to every coin! Therefore, we are inviting you to the “Balttour 2018” business forum to be held at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga on 31 January, where you will be able to see the other side – the latest opportunities in tourism provided by the digital environment!
There is more in Tartu!
Youthful Tartu, the most important and vibrant city in Southern Estonia, gives you a wide range of opportunities for your next adventure. Do you know that you can enjoy all wellness pleasures and have a 55 meters long waterslide right in the city center? Have you ever seen a full-scale mammoth, dissected real eye, been in a house turned upside down, visited exhibitions in national landmark or treated yourself with delicious flavours? Do you want to know more?
Get an overview of Estonian history through humour in Ajakeskus Wittenstein!
The only tourism attraction in the Baltics that tells the whole history of a country through humor is Ajakeskus Wittenstein in Paide, Estonia.
Buy a ticket to Balttour 2018 and win!
Ticket sales for "Balttour 2018" have already started on November 20, and all purchases made this year will take part in the lottery. Buy a ticket for yourself and your family now!
The Balttour travel trade fair – travel and recreation for everyone!
The 25th International Travel Trade Fair "Balttour 2018" attended by more than 850 companies presenting the best world and nationwide tours and recreation offers will take place February 2–4, 2018 at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Good prices, great choices, nice atmosphere – find it all in one place!
BT 1 signs a memorandum of co-operation with the State Committee for Tourism Development of Uzbekistan
On 30 June of the present year the Íîpsala International Exhibition Centre was visited by a delegation from Uzbekistan in order to meet with Viesturs Tîle, Chair of the Board of the International Exhibition Company BT 1, and Dainis Bricis, Manager of the International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour”. The meeting resulted in a signed memorandum on the bilateral co-operation between the “Balttour” and “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF) fairs.
The Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2017” has come to a successful conclusion!
On 5 February, the Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2017” came to an end in Íîpsala, showing that people’s desire to travel is increasing once again and that travellers have become more knowledgeable, determined and demanding. The visitors acquired information and ideas for their leisure, and, according to tour operators and agencies, they also used the travel sale actively!
During the three days of the fair, “Balttour 2017” was visited by 28 thousand travellers and tourism professionals
On 5 February, the Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2017” came to a conclusion in Íîpsala, gathering 850 tourism companies and their representatives from 38 countries of the world in two thematic halls. There were 28 thousand people who came searching for inspiration to travel around Latvia and the world, 5.5 thousand of which were professionals of the industry.