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''Lauku ceļotājs'' have created a handbook and online training platform for rural tourism businesses - „Your Rural Tourism Business - Run it Smart”.

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Latvian Country Tourism Association is a partner in the project „Corporate Social Responsibility Training'',  where partners from Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Crotia and Greec have gathered, to apply in their home countries Travelife Sustainability System for Tour Operators & Travel Agencies, with aim to rise awarnese of tourism impact, manage and improve social and environmental actions by complying with the sustainability criteria, as well as to support effective measures, trainings and consultations. More information about Travelife system can be found here http://www.travelife.info/ Press release about project updates can be found here!

Atveriet projekta lapu jaunā logā


On the 17th and 18th of June, the University College of Birmingham (England) have hosted the 9 partners of the EU project TransCSR (Transparency of CSR skills through ECVET in European tourism, EC Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation (DE/13/LLP-LdV/TOI/147659)) in order to plan the next steps of this Life Long Learning project.

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06/20/2014

Summer is always a busy time for all sorts of events taking place across Latvia. Here is our selected events. Maybe you can find one near your holiday place. 

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Please find our Spring Newsletter here .

In this issue: 

  • Time to enjoy countryside goodies!
  • Selected Accommodation with eco-label Green Certificate
  • Self-drive tours: 

Visiting Castles and Baronial Estates, 7 days, Latvia & Estonia

Walking Nature Trails, 7 days, Latvia & Estonia

  • Cycling tours:

Along the Baltic Sea to the Curonian Spit, 13 days, Latvia & Lithuania

Along the National Parks and Islands, 17 days, Latvia & Estonia

  • Our maps and guide books. 


Win a holiday voucher of 300 EUR in the Baltic States!
Fill in the questionnaire and participate in the lottery.
The winner will be announced on the 31st May, 2014 and published on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as informed by e-mail.
You could use your voucher buying any Baltic Country Holidays products found on this our website www.countryholidays.lv.


We are participating in the following exhibitions this year:


14-19 January: Vakantiebeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Stand B024

17-26 January: International Green Week, Berlin. Hall 22, stand 123

5-9 February: Reisen Hamburg, Germany. Stand B7

14-16 February: Tourest, Tallinn, Estonia. Stand I6

5-9 March: ITB Berlin, Germany. Hall 18.126A

19-22 March MITT Moscow, Russia, Pavilion 2, Hall 3, M45

Very welcome!

If you'd like to pre-arrange the meeting please write: eva@countryholidays.lv


We have released a new tourist map "Tastes of Latvia". This map shows the tastes of Latvia and encourages you to try typical food and drink during your travel. Traditional taverns, farmers' markets and open farms can be found on our website www.countryholidays.lv in the "Worth seeing" section.

The map of the Baltic States gives practical information about transportation which will be useful for planning your trip.

Available in languages: English, Russian, German

See electronical version here.

 


The 21st International Travel Trade Fair Balttour 2014, 7–9 February at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, invites to try the new season’s best and most attractive travel deals in Latvia, the Baltics and around the world!

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On 6–8 February 2014, Riga will host the "Balttour" forum – the opening event of the leading travel trade fair in the Baltics, "Balttour 2014" – which will be attended by more than 350 tourism professionals from more than 15 European and Central Asian countries.

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