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Liepāja welcomes ICTE partners to the Baltic Coast, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Liepāja welcomes ICTE partners to the Baltic Coast

04. October

During the last days of August, the Latvian city of Liepāja welcomed representatives of the transnational consortium working on the Iron Curtain Train Experience (ICTE) project.  Despite not being located on the border of two countries split by the ‘Iron Curtain’, this section of the route contains lots of reminders of the Cold War period and how Europe was once divided into East and West, as the participants in the project meeting found out.

CHRISTA Project kicks-off at Thessaloniki, Greece, Vidzeme Tourism Association

CHRISTA Project kicks-off at Thessaloniki, Greece

01. June

Project CHRISTA Inauguration was started by 1st Interregional Steering Committee Meeting which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 23 – 24 May 2016.

At this meeting the project partners were introduced to each other, presented their regions and cultural assets and discussed the four selected good practices as well as the roles and tasks of the project and its partners.
 

Silver Cyclists consortium met in Madrid, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Silver Cyclists consortium met in Madrid

29. April

The Silver Cyclists project reached the half way point in the month of April with a second project meeting. Hosted by the Spanish Railways Foundation in Madrid on April 7th-8th, partners from 7 different European countries attended this fruitful meeting in order to monitor the project implementation. The meeting focused on the work developed so far with a special look into the next steps.

VTA at Eurovelo panel discussion at the ITB Berlin 2016, Vidzeme Tourism Association

VTA at Eurovelo panel discussion at the ITB Berlin 2016

14. March

During the ITB Berlin 2016, the world’s leading tourism trade fair, the ECF organized a panel discussion on an increasingly important topic when it comes to bike tourism: ‘Cycling for all’ or how cycle tourism has moved into the mainstream and is now appealing to wide target groups.  Below is a little summary of what was said.

The Silver Cyclists project website is live!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

The Silver Cyclists project website is live!

24. February

The Silver Cyclists’ project website has been launched to disseminate this EU-funded initiative’s outputs, main objectives, activities, partnership composition and latest news. Vidzeme Tourism Association is one of the partners of this EU-funded project. 

Project GreenWays Outdoor at Balttour 2016 in Riga, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Project GreenWays Outdoor at Balttour 2016 in Riga

10. February

The 23rd International Trave Trade Fair „Balttor 2016” took place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, from 5 – 7 February, 2016.

The 7th European Greenways Awards held in Namur, Vidzeme Tourism Association

The 7th European Greenways Awards held in Namur

09. November

EuroVelo routes featured prominently again in this year’s European Greenways Award.  This year the awards were held on 16th October in Namur, Belgium.  In total, seven greenways from Germany, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom and Czech Republic were recognised as best practices examples.

For the first time ever, a Latvian Greenway (Limbaži-lake Katvaru) was also nominated for the prestigeous award.