Annas Hotel admitted to the international association Best Design Hotels, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Annas Hotel admitted to the international association Best Design Hotels

19. April

The Latvian countryside hotel "Annas Hotel" has been recognized by hotel design experts and admitted to the international association of design hotels - "Best Design Hotels". Thus, "Annas Hotel" is the first and to date the only design hotel in the Baltics included in the "Best Design Hotels" list of the world’s best design hotels made by the "Hotel Alliance Group".

VTA becomes a partner of the new European project Greenways Product, Vidzeme Tourism Association

VTA becomes a partner of the new European project Greenways Product

15. April

The project has a total budget of €280,000  and is 75% co-financed by the D. G. Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission. EGWA forms part of a consortium composed of 14 (*) partners from 6 European countries which is led and coordinated by the Spanish Railways Foundation. The time frame for implementation is 18 months




26. March

From 28th – 29th March, 2013, the fourth CHARTS project thematic workshop on Engaging host communities and Responsible Tourism took place in Sibiu, Rumania.
The Workshop was attended by Ms.Ieva Skutule, Director of Agency of Tourism Development in Ogre and Ikskile, Latvia.

The New EuroVelo map published!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

The New EuroVelo map published!

25. March

At the end of February 2013, the European Cyclists` Federation (ECF) published a new EuroVelo map providing an overview of the 14 long distance cycle routes that make up the European cycle route network.  The map was launched to a professional audience at the ITB Berlin during the first week of March.

The new map shows the itinerary and the current status of each route (realized, non-realised and planned), the main public transport connections, as well as some of the major tourist attractions to look out for along the way.  On the back of the map is a short introduction to each of the 14 routes designed to inspire potential cycle tourists to head out on their bikes.  There are also links to sources of further information at a national level.

The map serves as a free promotion tool for the new EuroVelo website designed for the public:

Vidzeme Tourism Association has developed the EuroVelo 13 (The Iron Curtain Trail) route in Latvia with a help of ECOM project. It is planned that the route signposting in Vidzeme (northern Latvia) coastline will be finished this summer, along with bicycle stands and maybe even the first bicycle counters in Latvia! 

New Vidzeme (North Latvia) tourism map published!, Vidzeme Tourism Association

New Vidzeme (North Latvia) tourism map published!

21. March

Vidzeme is one of the four historic provinces in Latvia and is located in the north-east of Latvia. You will remember Vidzeme for its beautiful nature, varied cultural and historical
heritage and folk traditions. In Vidzeme you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of rivers and lakes, rejoice in the landscapes of forests, meadows, hills and valleys, feel the history in medieval castles, manors and romantic parks. The oldest towns of Vidzeme keep the most significant cultural and architectural heritage, each with its own charm, history and culture.

Tourists are drawn by the varied offer for active tourism – adventure parks, water tourism and bicycle routes, skiing hills and tracks, as well as countryside houses and workshops of various crafts for leisurely holidays with enjoying the goodies of countryside, taking baths and learning one of the ancient Latvian crafts.

Walks in the Gauja National Park and along Vidzeme seaside with both sandy beaches and stony creeks and even sandstone cliffs will ensure you never forget your holidays.

EuroVelo Newsletter February 2013, Vidzeme Tourism Association

EuroVelo Newsletter February 2013

22. February

Republished from For better reading, please, open the original site:

CHARTS Project 1st Newsletter, Vidzeme Tourism Association

CHARTS Project 1st Newsletter

19. February

Project CHARTS is INTERREG IVC programme Regional Initiative Project under Priority 2 “Environment and risk prevention”, sub-theme “Cultural Heritage and landscape”, duration from Jan, 2012 – June, 2014.

CHARTS focuses on the role of culture and heritage in the formulation and delivery of added-value to regional strategies for sustainable tourism development and integration into local, regional, national and EU policies. Partners will share experience on how improved management of cultural tourism destinations contribute to protection and enhancement of cultural heritage & landscape, as well as sustainable regional development policies, especially in relation to challenges of climate change and the economic crisis.

The 1st Newsletter of the project summarizes all activieties for the year 2012, and outlines the main events for 2013.