You are here

Tourist numbers in Riga could reach 1.5 million this year

13.01.2012

Riga Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks told LETA today that he expects at least 1.5 million tourists in the city this year, mentioning that if the port welcomed 70 cruise ships last year, then 90 are awaited this year. Many more people are now arriving by bus, he also pointed out.

Riga Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks told LETA today that he expects at least 1.5 million tourists in the city this year, mentioning that if the port welcomed 70 cruise ships last year, then 90 are awaited this year. Many more people are now arriving by bus, he also pointed out.

Ameriks also mentioned steps to ease issuance of visas.

Another positive point - now there is a joint unit, i.e. agency, and a joint portal - "Live Riga", which has certainly paid off, said Ameriks.

Related news
At a ceremony Saturday in the Gaelic-Roman Museum in Belgium, the "Riga Bourse" Art Museum was honored with a special jury prize at the European Museums Annual Award.
Event in Latvia - the "Nordea" Riga Marathon, Kenya's Kurgat Titus Kipkorir and (for the ladies) Russia's Iraida Alexandrova, crossed the finish line first in the full distance 42.195 km...
About one thousand cyclists gathered at the Freedom Monument yesterday at noon to participate in a cycling parade through half of the city to the Mezaparks neighborhood, where various events dedicated to...