Latvian Tourism Newsletter
June, 2015

Tourism industry news
Every year, the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (TAVA), in cooperation with the national tourism organizations in Lithuania and Estonia, organize the Baltic Connection work seminar for tourism professionals. This year’s Baltic Connecting will open on September 23 in Vilnius, and will be the ninth edition of the event. During the seminar, participants representing the Baltic tourism...
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Cultural tourism
Earlier this year, an Escape Guest format museum was opened in the historical 13th century Ramer Tower in Riga, offering visitors an exciting medieval-themed real time quest. Instead of a regular museum visit, visitors will challenged with an interactive quest, where they must put their knowledge and skills to good use to escape the tower. The Escape Quest game itself has been set inside all...
This summer, Latvia will host the largest traditional culture festival in the Baltics – the international folklore festival Baltica 2015, which will gather ethnographic singing groups, folklore groups, traditional musical groups, storytellers and other folklore-related performances from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and other countries. The festival itself will take place from July 15 to 19...
Entertainment tourism
During the last weekend of July, from July 23 to 26, the charming Latvian town of Sabile will once again celebrate its annual Wine Festival, which has over the years become one of the most popular annual events not only in Talsi Region, but also an anticipated event for the whole of Kurzeme Province. The festival itself can be described as simple yet very sincere, while at the same time full of...
All throughout the summer, towns and cities all over Latvia will be organizing their fun-filled annual festivals, offering local residents and visitors alike unforgettable impressions about traditional Latvian entertainment and culture. For a whole weekend, the festivals will feature arts and crafts markets, farmers’ markets, sporting activities, concerts and open-air dances that will last...
Active and sports tourism
Ahead of the active tourist season, the Vidzeme Tourism Association has published the first ever maps of Latvian cycling routes. The maps include information about the best marked cycling routes in the country, as well as cycling paths. The brochures also includes information about the EuroVelo 13 (The Iron Curtain Trail) route in coastal Latvia, as well as national, regional and local cycling...
Health tourism
The Clinic of Dermatology of the Veselības Centrs 4 chain of clinics, (Health Centre 4, HC4) is the first medical institution in the Baltic States performing special genetic testing in order to examine gene mutations in DNA, evaluate disease risk factors, and take preventive steps. The samples from a patient are taken by and the results, when received from the laboratory, are interpreted and...
The Clinic of Dermatology in Riga has implemented a new body and facial correction method, developed by the Belgian company EUROMI, with the latest 3D liposuction technology EVA sp® 6, which emits infrasound into the adipose tissue. Furthermore, it allows the removal of up to 5 liters of fat without any danger to health. Scientists have developed an innovative technology, as tubes attached...
Culinary tourism
Sometimes called "Latvia’s black caviar ", hemp-seed spread is a traditional Latvian butter. For many in Latvia, the tasty spread is an everyday condiment with meals. For others, it is a delicacy which is put on the table only on special occasions. It is also often given as a gift to put on the table when visiting friends or relatives. Like regular butter, hemp-seed spread tastes great on...
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