Author: Guna Caune
An electronic catalogue has been posted on the LIVE RĪGA portal in which everyone is welcome to check out the newly created line of Riga souvenirs and to find retail outlets where these souvenirs can be bought. Currently, the range consists of more than 30 different souvenirs. These can be bought on airBaltic planes, at the airBalticOutlet.com Internet store, as well as at several outlets in Riga. The LIVE RĪGA souvenir range and the number of retail outlets is continually increasing.
The LIVE RĪGA souvenir range consists of practical items for both daily life and work including lip salve, towels, umbrellas, breakfast cups, travel mugs, magnetic bookmarks, a cloth for cleaning glasses, brightly patterned slippers, gloves, cloth bags, shirts for both kids and grownups, as well as other stylish items: food items for gourmets – chocolate sprats, pens, notebooks, USB memory sticks and other useful products.
In addition to airBaltic planes and the airBalticOutlet.com Internet store, LIVE RĪGA souvenirs can also be bought at the Riga Tourism Coordination and Information Centre at 6, Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums), at the folk music store Upe at 5, R.Vagnera Street, at the Valters un Rapa house of books branch at Riga International Airport, Islande Hotel and airBaltic Hotels and at airBaltic ticket outlets.
The LIVE RĪGA souvenir catalogue is available at: www.liveriga.com/lv/visi-suveniri/suveniri/stay.
ON THE RIGA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT BUREAU (RTDB)
On 28October 2009, the “Riga Tourism Development Bureau” (RTDB) foundation was registered in the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia. It was established by the Riga City Council, the national airline “airBaltic”, the Latvian Hotel and Restaurant Association (LVRA) and the Latvian Travel Agents’ Association (ALTA). RTDB works on promoting tourism and on marketing abroad what Riga has to offer tourists.
70% of RTDB’s voting rights are held by the Riga City Council, while the remaining founders – the national airline “airBaltic”, LVRA and ALTA – each hold 10%. LIVE RĪGA motto: “Good for Riga Residents - Good for Tourists!”.
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