The Baltics’s biggest travel market – the 22nd International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2015” – that brings together tourism professionals and annually opens the new tourist season will take place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia from 6–8 February.
Everybody is invited to enjoy the great atmosphere of “Balttour 2015”, find out the hottest news and take advantage of the special discounts on travel deals across Latvia, the Baltic States and around the world!
The three-day travel market offers a very special fairground atmosphere, abundant travel offers and new routes, attractive prices, programme of different activities and entertainment programme. With more than 470 participant stands and offers from about 800 tour operators from 40 countries of the globe, “Balttour 2015” is the place where everyone will find something exciting.
“The “Balttour” travel trade fair has become an important event both for visitors willing to travel and collect impressions in their own country or the wide world and professionals enjoying the chance to offer travel opportunities to those having a yearning to see the world. Everyone will find something enjoyable!” the director of Latvian Tourism Development Agency (LTDA) Armands Slokenbergs outlines the trends in tourism, “The past year has been very successful for all those working in the sector. In nine months, Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments have welcomed more than 1 million foreign tourists, or 15% more than in 2013, and that is the all-time biggest increase in terms of the number of tourists.”
Exhibition = travel market
“Balttour 2015” is the biggest travel market offering fantastic discounts on travel deals to both popular and new destinations. Visitors will be given an opportunity to buy airline and ferry tickets, travel insurance, hotel, spa and sanatorium services as well as a variety of complex tourism services. This will be a great opportunity to book campsites, guesthouses, bathhouses and cultural, sport and other event tickets at very special exhibition prices! “Balttour 2015” is the best place to plan and buy outward trips for the 2015 travel season!
Two thematic pavilions
“Balttour” is divided into two thematic pavilions – “Discover the World!” and “Travel Latvia!”. Each thematically saturated sector will allow visitors to focus their attention on offers they are looking for. Thematic division will help visitors to find the most appropriate offers – recreation in Latvian countryside or enticement of the unknown world.
In addition, the Big Lottery with 12 wonderful prizes generously offered by the “Balttour” exhibitors – travels and travelling accessories – will be held all three exhibition days!
Discover the World!
The “Discover the World!” pavilion surprises with an abundant offer for outbound travellers every year. “Balttour 2015” will present new destinations, incl. Norway, the Philippines and Ireland that will open exciting opportunities! Travel destinations and leisure programmes will presented by colourful participants from near and far countries.
“Travel Latvia!” as a hostess warmly greets all visitors and exhibitors to tell about Latvia. “Balttour 2015” will show the diversity of Latvian regions – Latgale, Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale –, its beautiful capital city Riga, bringing to the limelight tourist attractions, the latest rural travel and leisure options, ancient traditions of each region and the grandest events. Visitors will have an opportunity to buy works of art and crafts there, ecological and homemade foods. Latvia is a land of gourmets! Latvian castles, museums, cities and tourist information centres are already getting ready for the show.
“Travel Latvia!” will also offer an extensive concert programme presenting diverse and attractive performances of Latvian and foreign participants. Visitors are welcome to enjoy songs, dances, drama and a variety of other surprises!
Egypt – the partner country of “Balttour 2015”
The organizers have the pleasure to inform you that Egypt is the official partner country of “Balttour 2015”! Egypt has traditionally been one of the most popular destinations among Latvian and Baltic tourist destinations, and during the exhibition, this amazing country will present amazing news. Its impressive history, culture and sunny climate are fascinating, but it also offers a vast choice of recreational opportunities. Regardless of whether you want to relax with your family, enjoy adventures, recreation, romance or mentally saturated holidays, Egypt is the perfect choice! More on tourism in Egypt: www.egypt.travel
“Balttour” – a celebration of tourism industry
The Baltics’s biggest annual travel trade fair “Balttour” is like a “family celebration” – a meeting point for all those whom tourism is a job and passion for life. Organizers, a team consisting of the most influential Latvian tourism professionals, guarantee the success of this celebration. “Balttour 2015” is held by the Association of Latvian Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ALTA), technical support is provided by the International Exhibition Company BT1.
Partners: TAVA, LIVE RIGA, AirBaltic, Sustainable Tourism Cluster of Latvia (LITK), Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), Diplomatic Economic Club (DEK), Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK), Avalon Hotel Riga, Esteria, Russian Union of Travel Industry, Travelnews.lv, RATA news, Turizm i otdikh, Turbiznes, Welcome Riga, Magistrale and others.
More about the exhibition: www.balttour.lv