The 25th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2018”

The Balttour travel trade fair is around the corner – travel and recreation for everyone!

The 25th International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2018” attended by more than 850 companies presenting the best world and nationwide tours and recreation offers will take place February 2–4, 2018 at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Good prices, great choices, nice atmosphere – find it all in one place!

Among the “Balttour 2018” participants, there will be tourism companies from such countries as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Turkey, Slovakia, Denmark, Thailand, Russia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Spain, the Seychelles and Portugal, and, after a longer break, also from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Iceland. Participants of these and other countries will give all visitors a warm welcome in the “Discover the World!” Hall, will present tourist attractions and culture of their countries, will tell exciting stories and give valuable advice on how to get the most out of each trip.

Travellers will not only be able to find out about the travel opportunities in more than 40 countries worldwide and select the most favourite destination, but also to immediately purchase the best holiday deals, as the spring and summer holidays sales will take place during “Balttour 2018”. Latvian travel agencies and tour operators – Tez Tour, Novatours, Alida Tūrs, Begonija, Kidy Tour, Jēkaba aģentūra, Estravel and many other – are already preparing their best deals to offer.

As always in the hall “Travel Latvia!”, enthusiastic people from all regions of Latvia will inform visitors about tourism opportunities in regional Latvia. Footpaths and sightseeing towers, hotels and guest houses, cycling and boating routes, old towns and parks, castles and mansions, nature parks and museums, as well as new attractions, fascinating active recreation offers and much more. Everyone will find a new destination in Latgale, Kurzeme, Zemgale and Vidzeme. Moreover, there will also be a crafts fair and an exciting three-day programme of music and performing arts on the “Balttour 2018” stage!

Balttour Forum for professionals

Two days before opening “Balttour 2018”, on January 31, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga will host the Balttour 2018 Business Forum, a major event for travel and tourism industry professionals covering the use of the digital environment to attract customers successfully as the main subject this year. Experts will step by step go through all the stages of digital marketing in customer attraction and management of their further behaviour focusing on tourism, as well as through the research results will answer the question of how to be a step ahead of a smart client. Agenda and online registration:

The International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2018” is held by the Association of Latvian Travel Agents and Operators (ALTA) in collaboration with the International Exhibition Company BT 1.

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Opening hours:

2 February 10.00-13.00 (Trade & Business hours)

2 February 13.00-18.00

3 February 10.00-18.00

4 February 10.00–17.00

Ticket prices:

Full ticket – EUR 6

For schoolchildren, senior citizens, the disabled –EUR 4

Family ticket (2 adults and 1 child or 1 + 2) – EUR 12

more children: + EUR 2 per child

Children under 7 years of age – free of charge

Ticket during Trade & Business hours – EUR 15

Parking ticket – EUR 5

You may already purchase the tickets online:

Further information:

Monta Serdāne, PR Project Manager

Tel: (+371) 22005454, e-mail:

Inese Libere, Media Coordinator

Tel: (+371) 29450037, e-mail:

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