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NEW CLARION HOTELS IN HELSINKI

NEW CLARION HOTELS IN HELSINKI

Recently Helsinki has got an addition of two new hotels- the two tower Clarion Hotel Helsinki located near the city centre at West Harbour and Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport with a convenient location just 2km from the airport in the Aviapolis Business District.  Both hotels are very modern and offer a variety of services.

07.02.2017
BELARUS SCRAPS VISAS FOR CITIZENS OF 80 COUNTRIES

BELARUS SCRAPS VISAS FOR CITIZENS OF 80 COUNTRIES

In an attempt to make the country more accessible and boost international tourism, the authorities in Belarus have scrapped visa requirements for foreign citizens from 80 nations to stay in the country for up to five days.

16.01.2017
NEW COMBO HOTEL IN MOSCOW

NEW COMBO HOTEL IN MOSCOW

A large new hotel complex recently opened in Moscow. It consists of three well-known international hotel brands of various categories under one roof: the 4-star Novotel Moscow Kievskaya, the 3-star Ibis Moscow Kievskaya and the Adagio Aparthotel.

16.01.2017
 ISTANBUL MEETS RIGA

ISTANBUL MEETS RIGA

Via Hansa was hosting a top level FAM trip from Istanbul over the last weekend in Riga. The FAM trip was supported by Turkish Airlines and Rezidor Hotels Group. There were altogether 15 Turkish tourism executives from leading leisure and MICE agencies in Istanbul.

20.12.2016
BALTICVISION.COM

BALTICVISION.COM

The Via Hansa brand BALTICVISION has undergone a major facelift and after the rebranding is launching a new website to highlight its two main product lines. Guaranteed Escorted Tours include 24 tours in five languages with 300+ departures in total as well as city breaks in the Baltic Sea region and far beyond. These tours offer the possibility to meet people across borders and win new friends. Ultimate Lifestyle Adventures are targeted at seasoned VIP travellers – couples, families and small groups seeking to enhance their lifestyle. For more information, please visit www.balticvision.com

07.12.2016
WINTER MAGIC

WINTER MAGIC

The stunning Christmas decorations in Riga’s Town Hall Square have set a new Guinness world record this year – the biggest ever Rube Goldberg chain-reaction device was used to light the tree – and the welcoming Christmas markets in the Baltic capitals are atmospheric and crowded with locals and guests enjoying hot mulled wine and Christmas shopping.

07.12.2016
MERCURE KRAKOW OLD TOWN

MERCURE KRAKOW OLD TOWN

This autumn a new hotel opened in Krakow, Poland’s royal city. Mercure Hotel Krakow Old Town offers 198 smoke-free, modern and comfortable guest rooms, conference halls, a business centre and a fitness centre. The hotel restaurant Winestone offers a varied selection of rare wines from around the world, accompanied by delicious and innovative dishes.

07.12.2016
PARK INN EXPANDS IN RIGA

PARK INN EXPANDS IN RIGA

The new Park Inn Riga Barona was opened at the end of October and another new opening of Park Inn Riga Valdemara will follow on 21st of December. While Park Inn Riga Barona offers 78 spacious apartments specially designed as home away from home.

25.11.2016
THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS

THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS

The new North Pier at Riga International Airport has been inaugurated on the 14th of November. The two floors of the new pier will offer the passengers 19 new boarding gates, three air bridges, two new shops and five cafes, playgrounds for children, as well as spacious and comfortable waiting rooms.

25.11.2016
THE OPENING OF THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

THE OPENING OF THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

Beginning of October Estonia finally saw the grand opening of the Estonian National Museum (ENM). The new museum is located in the university city and cultural capital of Estonia –Tartu. It is a new modern 350-metre-long glass building built on the edge of the city on an abandoned Soviet airfield.

27.10.2016
THE LEGENDARY TRANS-SIBERIAN

THE LEGENDARY TRANS-SIBERIAN

The Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostok is the longest railway in the world and connects with the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian lines to Beijing. This legendary rail journey is certainly one of the world’s great adventures. Via Hansa invites you on the journey of a lifetime, on the tracks with the Tsar’s Golden Train to experience Russia, Mongolia and China.

28.09.2016
RUSSIAN RIVER CRUISES

RUSSIAN RIVER CRUISES

There’s no cruise like a Volga cruise. No cruise that transports you so completely to another place and another era. Europe’s longest and largest river stretches through the times of the Golden Horde and Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great and Catherine the Great and on to today, where life along Russia’s central artery looks very much as it always has – the monasteries, churches, villages, countryside.

28.09.2016
ESTONIA TO PRESIDE OVER EU IN 2017

ESTONIA TO PRESIDE OVER EU IN 2017

As a result of Brexit, the UK will not as planned take over the presidency of the European Union on July 1, 2017, and the honour has instead been offered to Estonia. The Estonian capital Tallinn, already suffering from a dramatic lack of hotel capacity, will become even more complicated in 2017.

19.08.2016
PARKLANE OPENS IN ST. PETERSBURG

PARKLANE OPENS IN ST. PETERSBURG

The Parklane Resort and SPA in St. Petersburg is a brand new four-star hotel opened in July with an ideal location in the green and calm area of the city on Krestovsky Island about 7km north of the very centre. The hotel has 152 spacious guest rooms and suites, four conference rooms, two restaurants and a bar, a spa centre with saunas and a 25m pool.

19.08.2016
The new Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum Hotel

The new Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum Hotel

St. Petersburg has seen another opening of a brand new hotel in June. The 3-star Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum Hotel is conveniently set just next to the new International Convention and Exhibition Centre - ExpoForum - one of the five largest exposition centres in the world, offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor function space.

20.06.2016