Top 10 opportunities to explore at Balttour 2012!
1. All about Latvia and the world in one place!
In two theme halls “Travel Latvia!” and “Discover the World!”, "Balttour 2012" will present 255 participant stands to introduce products and services of 650 tourism companies from 38 countries of the world. Destinations first represented at “Balttour” – Japan, Ghana and Crimea! “Balttour 2012” will present an expanded programme of cultural events, entertainment and competitions. The Balttour Big Stage will present singers, dancers, musicians and other talented artists from all regions of Latvia.
2. Best deals at the biggest travel market of the year!
New destinations, a vast selection of travel and recreation deals and services at the best prices only at “Balttour 2012”! Opening the new tourist season the “Balttour 2012” participants will offer the newest and most attractive travel deals at special exhibition prices. See participant special offers at: www.balttour.org/jaunumi/īpašie-piedāvājumi
3. Take an ice moose sleigh ride!
The symbol of Jelgava, an ice moose dragging a sleigh will meet visitors at the entrance to the exhibition centre. Everyone is welcome to sit in the sleigh for a photo! Meet moose also in Jelgava stand where a variety of lotteries and quizzes will take place.
4. Take a challenge – climb the bouldering wall!
Enjoy really extreme experience and climb a 3-metres wide and 7-metres high bouldering wall assembled in the hall “Travel Latvia!”. Do not be afraid, as professionals will ensure your safety. The most agile climbers get 50% off at Mežakaķis Adventure Park!
5. Join the World Records!
The mistress of "Vēverīši" will teach how to weave a waist belt and will invite to join in the weaving of the longest national waist belt. Be part and set a record!
6. Get in a real panzer!
The visitors of ''Balttour 2012'' are invited to see and examine an authentic and legendary war craft of the World War II – an armoured personnel carrier Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251. Sd.kfz 251 has 23 official variants. It is 2m wide, 5.8m long, 1.7m high and it still operates! Visitors will be given an opportunity to put themselves in a panzergrenadier’s shoes, to inspect the APC from inside and outside and to be taken on a photo!
7. Visit the rabbit family!
The Rabbit Town so popular among the tiniest visitors this time will be transformed into a cathedral with a rooster on its spire announcing the time. "Our rooster is accurate – sings every hour!" Ojārs Narvils told. The cathedral itself will be a home of a rabbit family. Welcome to the Rabbits!
8. Learn ancient masking rituals!
"Balttour 2012" visitors are welcome to participate in one of the traditional masking rituals typical for Salacgrīva locality, to attract the blessing and fertility, to protect home and family from disasters, diseases and evil spirits throughout the year. Masking participants will be able to make sure that a mask appeals not only to the human eye, but also to the soul and leads to some new beginning and accumulates superhuman, cosmic energies helping to preserve and restore the creative power of life.
9. Try your fortune in the Big Balttour 2012 Lottery!
Fill out the "Balttour 2012" lottery card (you will receive it at the box office together with your entry ticket), drop it into the lottery box and, perhaps, you will be the one to win a trip for two to Turkey from Tez Tour. This deal includes a round-trip flight and seven nights at a 5-star hotel in one of Turkish resorts. The raffle takes place on the Big Balttour 2012 Stage at 16.00 on 12 February. Only the holders of paid entry tickets may participate in the lottery! Read Rules at: www.balttour.org/pasākumi/loterijas-noteikumi
10. Get carried away by rhythms!
The Big Balttour 2012 Stage, Hall “Travel Latvia!”, will offer a three-day cultural programme with participation of Latvian amateur dancers, singers and musicians enticing every visitor to get carried away by Argentinean tango or Granny Aerobics! Everyone is welcome to watch performances of Edmunds Veizāns Dance Studio, hip-hop, street dance or folk dance groups, or circus artists! Detailed programme at: www.balttour.org/pasākumi
As reported earlier, the International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2012” takes place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre from 10–12 February. The International Travel Trade Fair "Balttour 2012" is organized by the Association of Latvian Travel Agents (ALTA) with the support of International Exhibition Company BT 1.
10 February 10.00–13.00 (Trade & Business only)
10 February 13.00–19.30
11 February 10.00–18.00
12 February 10.00–17.00
10 February 10.00–13.00 (Trade & Business only) – Ls 7.50
Full ticket – Ls 2.50
Schoolchildren, senior citizens – Ls 2.00
Children under 7 admitted free of charge!