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Experience exchange between tourism and cultural industry experts, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Experience exchange between tourism and cultural industry experts

19. June

On June 6th 2014 within the Estonia Latvia Russia crossborder project “Regeneration of parks as an integral part of cultural heritage” the scientific and practical workshop “Preservation and use of the historical gardens and parks” was held in the exhibition hall “Smolny” in St. Petersburg. Representatives of the museums of St. Petersburg and Leningrad as well as the Latvian delegation participated in the workshop.

Latvian GreenWays Association has been established, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Latvian GreenWays Association has been established

22. May

On 20th of May, 2014 in Hotel Astor Riga the Latvian GreenWays Association (LGWA) was established with the participation of Ms. Mercedes Muñoz (President of European GreenWays Association) as well as other prominent GreenWays specialists.

The founding members of the LGWA are 11 local municipalities of Vidzeme (Northern Latvia) and Kurzeme (Western Latvia), where most of the GreenWays are located. More information will follow soon!

New EuroVelo 13 Project Kicks Off in Poland, Vidzeme Tourism Association

New EuroVelo 13 Project Kicks Off in Poland

30. April

The partners in a brand new EU-Funded project related to the northern section of EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail gathered in Warsaw this week for the Kick Off Meeting.

Project CHARTS at Balttour 2014 exhibition, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Project CHARTS at Balttour 2014 exhibition

07. April

Vidzeme Tourism Association (VTA) presented CHARTS at the 21th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2014” at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre. VTA introduced visitors and stakeholders with results and outputs of project and CHARTS Award contest for destinations in Europe.

Project GreenWays Product Workshop in Riga, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Project GreenWays Product Workshop in Riga

19. May

Dear project GreenWays Product partners! Hereby we kindly welcome you to register for the Project Workshop that will take place in Riga, Latvia from May 20-21, 2014.

Should you have any addittional comments or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@vidzeme.com

We are looking forward to seeing you in Latvia!

 

Manors with their parks in Russia, Latvia and Estonia presented in new green heritage tourist route, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Manors with their parks in Russia, Latvia and Estonia presented in new green heritage tourist route

04. March

New green heritage tourist route has been compiled in a common tourist route map. The route is unique in the way that the Manor Houses with adjoining parks in St.Petersburg and Pskov (Russia), Rapina (Estonia), Gulbene and Riga (Latvia) are gathered in one map. Project „Green Heritage” partners from Latvia, Estonia and Russia for the first time jointly presented the route map in „Balttour 2014” (Latvia) and „Tourest 2014” (Estonia), but in March it will be presented to visitors of the biggest tourism Exchange „ITB Berlin” (Germany) and travel and tourism fair „MITT Moscow” (Russia).

Celebrate at Priedes Krogs (the pinetree Pub), Vidzeme Tourism Association

Celebrate at Priedes Krogs (the pinetree Pub)

12. February

For centuries, pubs have had  a significant role in Latvian daily life. This has been a place for travellers to stop for a while, to have a meal or to stay for a night and find out the latest news and rumours of the neighbourhood. Here, Latvian peasants with pleasure had a mug or two of a drink after work. The stories of the funny events in the pub, both, above the table and under it, have found their reflection in Latvian songs.