In the capital of Latvia, Riga, where Orlando’s statue is located on the central city square, on Wednesday, May 15th, in the medieval palace (The House of the Blackheads), a presentation about Dubrovnik was held by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, with the partnership with the airline AirBaltic.
Sales Manager of Air Baltic Dace Feldmane presented direct flights between Latvia and Croatia, with special emphasis on the connection between Riga and Dubrovnik, which runs twice a week from May to the end of September.
Head of Communications Department at Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Sandra Milovcevic, met tour agents and tourist journalists gathered with the tourist offer of Dubrovnik and tourist attractions of the city and its surroundings as well as cultural events throughout the year. Deputy Mayor, Jelka Tepsic, spoke to the people about the programs of the Year of Orlando and about the project Respect the city.
The Roland statue in Riga is one of several similar statues typical for the northern part of Europe, while Orlando in Dubrovnik is unique in the Mediterranean.
The city of Riga is another European port for cruise ships, so the activities of the City of Dubrovnik in relation to better regulation of cruise arrivals were followed with great interest. For about sixty attendees, a game was prepared and winner Olga Slaugotne won a free weekend stay for two at the Pucic Palace Hotel in Dubrovnik.
This presentation was preceded by an official visit to the City of Riga by the Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšis and the Mayor Adviser Goran Cvjetinovic. The continuation of the 600th anniversary celebration of Orlando’s launch in the cities with which Roland is a joint link will be held in Prague today.