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19th Baltic International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2012”
From February 10 - 12, 2012 in Riga

The 19th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2012” takes place from 10–12 February at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre.

After a long time, we can say that “Balttour” is a real festival! It is a festival for both participants and visitors. We could judge it from the happy faces and the good comments of visitors. I was positively surprised with this large number of visitors! Most of participants run short of handouts already on the second day of event. Participants gained plenty of new contacts that will positively affect their business. “Balttour 2011” was the best tradeshow of the decade. I have not heard anything bad about it even from the biggest sceptics!

Raitis Sijâts, Vidzeme Tourism Association, Chairman of the Board

Vidzeme Tourism Association, as always, will participate in the exhibition and represent Vidzeme region in our own stand together with our members and partners! We will be there to answer all your questions about Vidzeme! Welcome!

Why "Balttour"?
The highly attended and the most important Baltic travel industry event. More than 250 exhibitors and 600 participating organisations from 40 countries of Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Participants: national and regional tourism authorities, hotels, airline companies, travel agencies, tourism service providers, regional tourism organisations and many other.  Highest annual attendance compared to other travel fairs across the Baltics;

Forecast 2012 – 30 thousand visitors from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Scandinavia and other European and Eastern countries.

Well-chosen event dates – one of the first travel fairs of the season in Europe.
Riga – a wonderful Northern capital conveniently located between Europe and CIS, offering European business environment, lots of marvellous sightseeing objects and tremendous recreation opportunities (
The capital of Latvia offers direct flight connections to more than 100 destinations across Europe, Asia and Africa( Riga International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe.

About "Balttour 2012"
Halls "Travel Latvia!" and "Discover the World" a special and abundant cultural programme; new, favourable and affordable conditions for participation and attendance; the principle of openness with respect to all Latvian tourism professionals; thematic arrangement in the halls “Travel Latvia” and “Discover the World”... and many others!

Organiser: ALTA
Association of Latvian Travel Agents – a professional public organisation established in 1991 by merger of travel agents and tour-operators in order to found an amalgamated managerial institution to coordinate business activities of travel agents and tour-operators, to protect their interests and to represent Latvian travel business on the world’s scale. Presently, ALTA unites 50 major Latvian travel agents and tour-operators. Association is the member of ECTAA.

Service provider: International Exhibition Company BT 1
The most influential private-capital full-service exhibition company in the Baltic States. It has been professionally organising international and regional exhibitions for various sectors of the economy since 1994. BT 1 annually holds more than 30 exhibitions at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre.

For more information, please, visit Balttour 2012 official website!




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