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[08.02.2008] Today the biggest tourism tradefair in Latvia - "Balttour 2008" - was opened
The exhibition will take place from 8.02-10.02.2008. Vidzeme Tourism Association will also be represented

The venue
International Exhibition Centre, 
8 Kipsalas str., Riga, Latvia

The time 
8th and 9th of February:  10.00 – 18.00
10th of Februâris:  10.00 – 16.00

Admission fee
8 February (a day for professionals) Ls 6
9 – 10 February Ls 4
Schoolchildren, senior citizens Ls 2

BALTTOUR 2008 Events Programme

8 February

Hall I, stage

11.00  Exhibition Opening ceremony
12.30  Tourism Film Festival “Tourfilm – Riga 2008” Opening Ceremony

I. Conferences and Seminars

8 February

Conference Room No. 2

11.30–12.45  Discussion “Competitive Identity of a Country: Tourism” Organiser: The Latvian Institute
13.00–15.00  “Trenitalia – train tickets and passes in Italy and whole Europe”
16.00–17.00  “The Czech Republic – A Symphony of Impressions”

Conference Room No. 1
13.00–17.00  Tourism Film Festival “Tourfi lm – Riga 2008”

Press Room
12.00–14.00  Presentation “Caribbean Sandals and Beaches”
Organiser: Vanilla Travel

9 February

Conference Room No. 2

12.00–13.00  Meeting organised by D.O.T.W. - Dubai - Russia.
15.00–16.00  Seminar held by Crimean Travel Agency “Laspi”

Conference Room No. 1
11.00–17.00  Tourism Film Festival “Tourfilm – Riga 2008”

II. BALTTOUR 2008 Reception

We cordially invite all participants to the Reception of the Association of Latvian Travel Agents (ALTA) dedicated to the 15th Anniversary Event of the International Travel Trade Fair BALTTOUR to be held at Great Hall of the House of Riga Latvian Society, Merkela iela 13 at 19.00 on Friday, 8th February 2008. (Admission with invitations)

III. Competitions, Presentations and Other Activities

1. Lottery of admission tickets LIELÂ BALVA – only on Sunday, 10 February 2008.
A trip for two persons from “TEZ TOUR”

2. Prize from the Travel Agency “Golden Embassy”
“Travel Sorrento – Incoming Italy” – only on Saturday, 9 February 2008
3. Stand competition
The special jury commission with participation of the representatives from ALTA and BT 1 will evaluate exhibition stands and name a winner in the following nominations:
-- Design;
-- Information;
-- Service.
The winners receive 4, 6, 8 sq.m for free at BALTTOUR 2009.
4. Free Sightseeing Tour in Riga from SIA “Dzintara ceďđ” for guests and all interested persons on 8, 9 and 10 February at 15.00. Departure from Kipsala International Exhibition Centre.

IV Presentations

8 February

Hall I, stage

12.30–13.00  Opening Ceremony of the Tourism Film Festival “Tourfilm – Riga 2008” and opening of Riga TIC.
13.00–13.30  Presentation of Riga District
14.00–14.30  Presentation of Limbaţi City
14.00–14.30  “Talsenieciskâ diţođanâs”(Boasting Talsi)
Talsi City Council presents Talsi 777th Anniversary advertisement. Talsi was fi rst mentioned in the Second Agreement between Curonians and Baldwin of Alna, signed in 1231. And this year we are going to boast it. Our presentation with participation of Aivars Lâcarus, the Mayor of the City, will be held at the town square, at 15.30 on 8 February. A group of Talsi Brass Orchestra will kindly support us. In the stand of Talsi City Council you will have an opportunity to put together the map of Talsi from small puzzle pieces, to bargain on seed, sklandu rauđi (tarts fi lled with a mashed potato and carrot), cheese, honey and cranberries as if you were at Diţmâras fair.
Tâ viđ i, mums i deviň kaln un nu i ari 777 gâd.
16.00–16.30  Presentation of Jűrmala City

9 February

12.00–12.30  Children Folklore Group “Aira”
(Presentation by “Melngaiďa taka”)
13.00–13.30  “Vakarçđana kurzemnieku garâ”
With participation of the Folklore Group “Atđtaukas”
14.00-14.30  Folklore Group “Delve”
(Presentation by “Melngaiďa taka”)

10 February

15.00–15.30  Award Ceremony of BALTTOUR 2008 participants Lottery LIELÂ BALVA.

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