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New Smiltene Region Tourism Guide 2013 published!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

New Smiltene Region Tourism Guide 2013 published!

30. January

Smiltene Region Tourism Information Centre, in cooperation with the local entrepreneurs have prepared the Region's guide for 2013. This year the emphasis has been placed on countryside tourism and the offers of craftsmen.

The Guide includes information about the new tourism objects, as well as the new offers in the existing objects. The expected sports, culture and tourism event dates have also been published. In the new Guide you will fing three-day routes with a possibility to explore Smiltene Region, as well as useful information about accommodation and catering in the Region.

Balttour 2013 - already here!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Balttour 2013 - already here!

29. January

The 20th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2013”, 8–10 February at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia, invites everyone to see and enjoy the new season’s hottest and most cost-effective travel opportunities and deals in Latvia, the Baltic States and around the world.

CHARTS holds seminar on Effective Partnerships in Burgas, Vidzeme Tourism Association

CHARTS holds seminar on Effective Partnerships in Burgas

18. December

From December 6.-7.th in Burgas, Bulgaria the 3rd CHARTS seminar on Effective Partnerships took place with an exmpahsis on partnership between tourism destinations and culture sectors. 

Vidzeme Tourism Association celebrates 15 years!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Vidzeme Tourism Association celebrates 15 years!

12. December

On December 11, 2012 in guest house "Laimes Ligzda" near Cēsis, Vidzeme Tourism Association celebrated its 15th anniversary. The event was attended by VTAs' members - entrepreneurs, municipalities, Vidzeme University College, representatives from Tourism Development State Agency, the founders of VTA and others, who had contributed to the development of VTA throughout history. 

Vidzeme Tourism Association was founded as a public organisation in 1997. The main aim of Vidzeme Tourism Association is to bring together people, governmental institutions and businesses working in tourism sector in order to collectively advertise and promote Vidzeme region, as well as to allocate financial resources from the state for tourism development. As of August 2012 Vidzemes Tourism Association has about 100 members, both, local municipalities (27, as of Dec. 2012), private entrepreneurs and educational institutions of Vidzeme.

Vidzeme Tourism Association joins European Cultural Tourism Network, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Vidzeme Tourism Association joins European Cultural Tourism Network

12. December

On November 27, during VTAs' Board meeting the membership of Vidzeme Tourism Association in the European Cultural Tourism Network was approved. The future cooperation will strengthen Vidzeme as a culture destination in Europe, and also promote the implementation of culture projects in the future. The membership comes as no surprise, as the CHARTS project that VTA is currently impelementing, is stressing the necessity for effective partnerships, and Vidzeme tourism industry will definately benefit from the membership through various contacts and participation in future projects.

 

Study tour on EuroVelo 10 and 13, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Study tour on EuroVelo 10 and 13

12. December

Four days of seminars and study tours along Latvia’s Baltic Coast have brought wider awareness about EuroVelo 10 – Baltic Sea Route and EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail and helped identify what needs to be done in order to complete those sections of the routes.

The autumn is always a busy time for conferences and events related to cycling.  This year has been no exception and the ECF’s EuroVelo Team have been trying to support the National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators and our other Project Partners wherever possible.  The good news is that in just about all corners of Europe progress is being made towards the realisation of the 14 EuroVelo routes.

VTA attends CHARTS Accessibility Workshop in Ireland, Vidzeme Tourism Association

VTA attends CHARTS Accessibility Workshop in Ireland

11. November

From 11th-13th November, 2012, the second project CHARTS Accessibility to Heritage Workshop will take place in Tullamore, Ireland, organized by the Midland Regional Authority. 

The Workshop will be attended by Mr. Raitis Sijāts, VTA's chairman of the Board and  Ms. Anna Kupče - VTA tourism specialist together with Head of Ērģļi County Municipality - Mr. Guntars Velics, Ms. Linda Zūdiņa - vice-chair of Rauna County Municipality and Ms. Gita Memmēna - head of the Saulkrasti TIC. 

Please, see the Workshop programme below: