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International travel fair "TOUREST 2009" in Tallinn - Photogallery

TOUREST 2009, the only international travel fair in Estonia, will take place on 13.-15.02.2009 for the 18th time in Estonian Fairs’ exhibition center. The motto of TOUREST 2008 was “ The whole world in your palm!”...

TOUREST 2009, the only international travel fair in Estonia

TOUREST 2009, the only international travel fair in Estonia, will take place on 13.-15.02.2009 for the 18th time in Estonian Fairs’ exhibition center. The motto of TOUREST 2008 was “ The whole world in your palm!” TOUREST 2008 broke again some visitors’ and exhibitors’ records...

Nearly 100’000 passengers served Tallinn Airport in January

99’339 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in January, which is 19% less than in January last year. Also 2563 aircraft movements (17% decrease) and 1787 tonnes of mail and freight (22% decrease compared to January 2007) were handled...

Estonian chef competes in Bocuse d’Or

On 27 and 28 January 2009 the SIRHA gastronomic trade fair was held in Lyon, France. Not only was Estonian food promoted at the event with chocolate truffles, liqueur and cheese, but an international contest for chefs was also held which saw the country represented by Egoist’s head chef...

Tourism figures weather economic storms

The most recent figures from the Statistical Office of Estonia has shown the number of accommodated visitors to Tallinn increased despite the global economic downturn. In November 2008 87 000 tourists stayed in Tallinn's accommodation establishments...

Estonian Air to acquire extra aircraft and fly more frequently to Moscow from June

Estonia’s national carrier Estonian Air will be increasing its number of flights between Tallinn and Moscow from summer, flying to the Russian capital five times a week. Starting from 4 June Estonian Air will be adding a return Thursday flight to Moscow departing Tallinn at...

Nordic Hotel Forum first in Baltic States to offer Skype telephones in hotel rooms

The business and conference hotel Nordic Hotel Forum on Viru Square is the first hotel in the Baltic States that offers its clients the opportunity to use Skype telephones from February this year...

Year of the Museum calendar full of events

2009 has been designated Year of the Museum in Estonia, with the aim of promoting the country’s almost 250 museums and showcasing their role in the preservation of cultural heritage...

Estonian chef to compete in Bocuse d’Or

On 27 and 28 January 2009 the SIRHA gastronomic trade fair will be held in Lyon, France. Estonian food will be promoted at the event with chocolate truffles, liqueur and cheese, while an international contest for chefs will see the country represented by Egoist’s head chef Vladislav Djatšuk...

Pädaste Manor is 2009 Grand Award winner of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report

Pädaste Manor is one of 20 fine hotels worldwide recognized by this year's Grand Award by Andrew Harper. The award has been bestowed on only two hotels in the Nordic and Baltic region; Hotel Nimb in Copenhagen and Pädaste Manor in Estonia.

Tallinn Light Festival Will Brighten January Up

The capital of Estonia will be the seat of several cultural events in the framework of the Light Festival which will take place in Tallinn until 25 January 2009. The festival opened with turning on the lights in the light sculptures designed by the main guest of the festival...

1,8 million passengers served at Tallinn Airport in 2008

Tallinn Airport handled 1 811 536 passengers in 2008 which is 4,8% more than in 2007. Also 41 654 aircraft movements (7% growth) and 41 867 tonnes of mail and freight (84% growth compared to 2007) were handled in 2008...

Tallinn romances the Nordic regions

During these worrying times there is some good cheer for those in search of romance. A leading survey has found that Tallinn is the most satisfying and romantic city in the Nordic region...

Tell us what you think about Tallinn and win a free city break here

Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau invites you to participate in a study on Tallinn as a tourist destination. Your opinion on Tallinn is very important for us. We really appreciate the time you take in sharing your opinions with us...

Tallinn Airport passenger traffic decreased in November

Tallinn Airport handled 125 111 passengers in November which is 11,7% less than in November last year. Passenger number on scheduled flights decreased by 16,3% mainly due to reduced number of flights while passenger number on charter aircraft grew by 10,6% compared to November previous year...

Christmas Jazz Festival better than ever before

Jazz lovers have been able to enjoy the excellent Jazzkaar Festival for many springs in Estonia. Jazz can also be enjoyed at the Christmas Jazz Festival, which will take place for the tenth time at the end of the year and attracts memorable performers both from Estonia and...

Vaivara Viewing Tower takes you 110 metres above sea level

Since the end of November, you can admire the Gulf of Finland, the beautiful landscapes of Vaivara Parish and take a look at the Sillamäe Town and Port and the border town the Narva from the Sinimäe Viewing Tower in Ida-Virumaa...

Winter Schedule Changed Frequency of Flights in Tallinn

Tallinn Airport transferred to the winter flight schedule, which brought about changes in the flight frequency of several airlines. In the winter period passengers can fly to 23 international and local destinations from Tallinn...

Tallinn Airport passenger traffic stable in September

Tallinn Airport handled 164 307 passengers in September which is 0,8% less than in September last year. Passenger number on scheduled flights remained on the same level as in September previous year, while passenger number on charter flights declined by 7,2%. During the first 9 months...

New Tallinn Airport to be named after Lennart Meri

Tallinn Airport was thoroughly renovated as a result of the works that took two years to complete. The passenger terminal was significantly expanded and the air traffic area was reconstructed. The Government of Estonia has also decided to name Tallinn Airport after Lennart Meri...

Estonian Air passenger number increases 9.9% in the first seven months

In the first seven month of 2008, Estonian Air carried altogether 445706 passengers out of which 405844 on regular flights. The total number of passengers increased 9.9%...

Estonia named as one of the developing world’s best ethical destinations

Ethical Traveler, a project of the US environmental alliance Earth Island Institute, selected the developing world's ten best ethical destinations, which also includes Estonia. More than 70 countries all over the world were assessed in three categories – environmental protection, social welfare...

Vabaduse Square in Tallinn has surprising archaeological finds

Excavations on Vabaduse Square in the heart of Tallinn have unearthed new archaeological finds almost every week in recent months. Reconstruction works in the beginning of July unearthed the ruins of the tower by Harjumägi and the tower of the eastern front gate...

Estonian Air adds flights between Tallinn and Stockholm from September the 1st

Starting from September 1, Estonian Air will add to the schedule flights between Tallinn and Stockholm with departure from Tallinn at 16:20 six times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Night-time song festival to mark Estonian independence holiday

“Märkamisaeg” will be one of the main events marking the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. A night of song at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds between the 19th and 20th of August, it will celebrate the country’s regaining independence in 1991. The festival will be free of charge to everyone...

Flight Connection Launched between Arlanda and Pärnu

The first regular flight on the Stockholm-Pärnu route took place in June. Preparations for the new route started in the summer capital of Estonia last autumn. The new air service route was launched in the cooperation of Pärnu Sanatorium Tervis and the Strand Spa & Conference Hotel...

Hanseatic Days in Estonian Towns

Everyone is welcome to visit Hanseatic Days in Pärnu and Tartu, which offer the chance to enjoy Estonian culture through several centuries, in June and July this year.Pärnu Hanseatic Days are held from 27 to 28 June in the park behind the Tallinn Gate and on the Vallikäär Meadow...

Estonian Air successfully introduces e-ticket and launches new web page

As from today Estonian Air ticket offices, call center and online booking environment provide e-tickets instead of paper tickets. Travel agencies will start issuing e-tickets to all Estonian Air flights within two weeks. Travellers are...

Great Cultural Events Can Be Enjoyed in Estonia in Summer

This summer gives the opportunity to enjoy different cultural events and festivals with well-know Estonian musicians taking to the stage. Rabarock 2008 will take place in Järvakandi on 13 and 14 June. This year, the festival offers its guest a varied selection of Estonian artists...

Ammende Villa hotel and restaurant wins international award

The exclusive award was issued to Ammende Villa Hotel and Ammende Villa Restaurant on the 7th of April in Pärnu at a gala event by Thorsten Buehrmann, the founder and president of Seven Stars and Stripes, who travelled to Estonia especially for the occasion...

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