Marcus Kolga: Betting The Farm and Transforming A Nation
Estonia’s populist media and politicians have been falling over themselves the past two weeks as they line up to take swipes at the overblown issues surrounding former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ family farm, Ärma, in southern Estonia.
26.10.2016, Marcus KolgaPM
Ilves returns 10 pct of support to Enterprise Estonia
Enterprise Estonia (EAS) has claimed back 19,039 euros from the company Ermamaa following a written notice from its owner Toomas Hendrik Ilves about the company not continuing the provision of tourism services at Arma farm, which received 190,392 euros in support via EAS in 2006.
Mystically, another dam of same firm fails
With bottom gate for Kunda hydroelectric plant reservoir administrated by AS Generaator pried open for unknown reason this weekend, Monday night Valgejõgi River dam in Kuusalu Parish, Harju County owned by same company gave way.
10.08.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Estonians introduced to terrorism travel insurance
Alerted by the increase of terrorist attacks in the West, a couple of Estonian insurance companies have added the costs related to risk factor to their basic packages.
25.07.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Small firms fighting an EU norm
Accommodation establishments in rural areas are indignant – at end of last year, Health Board begun to demand that pursuant to a new EU directive they must do a thorough water analysis once every decade costing a thousand euros.
06.07.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
EU directive to hit tiny tourism firms hard
Fresh EU directive will make life harder for smaller tourism firms required to provide full insurance of services. Should a tourist run into trouble during his travel such as airline filing bankruptcy, travel agent pays back full money. For large companies (such as Estravel) the requirement has always applied; however, it will now be extended to the smaller firms providing two services – accommodation and entertainment.
27.04.2016, Johanna VahuriPM
Incoming helmsman believes Port of Tallinn not steeped in corruption
To boost competitiveness, the port and Estonian Railways will need to operate as a cluster or holding corporation says Valdo Kalm yesterday elected as Port of Tallinn CEO.
15.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Did you know that...
In 2014, Estonia was visited by 17, 303 Japanese tourists while Japan was visited by 2,861 Estonian tourists. And did you also know that...
30.10.2015, Riina LuikPM
Number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to critically low level
The statistics of the past few months show that the number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to a critically low level where there is no more room to fall, Verni Loodmaa, board chairman of the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association, told BNS.
Cash-strapped, Russian tourist buys less
After the Ukrainian crisis erupted this February, Estonian tourism firms feared the political situation, the various sanctions and mainly the fall of rouble will rob Estonia of Russian tourists also.
08.10.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Debating Society: Scotland would be economically viable with its abundance of natural resource
Scotland would be economically a viable country with its abundance of natural resource, finds Estonian Debating Society's team in today’s online debate.
17.09.2014, Estonian Debating SocietyPM
Battle joined to jerk Savisaar
Throughout his term, mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has been enjoying almost opposition-free rule. Now, however, the three «powerless» parties have joined forces and Stage One to remove Mr Savisaar is on.
12.06.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: braving bombs in bathing suits
Incredible indeed how Estonians, serene and eager, are heading towards holidays in a region warned against by our foreign ministry citing significant terror threat, while same level warnings have been issued by other EU states. Among those polled by Postimees, some snapped up the last moment tickets. According to one travel agency, folks have lined up for the final flight – should some opt out, replacements are on swift standby.
The number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 131,700 foreign tourists and 77,800 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in November 2013. The total number of tourists increased 7% compared to November 2012.
In October, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 148,000 foreign tourists and 80,000 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in October 2013. The total number of tourists increased 4% compared to October of the previous year.
Estonian tourism sector grows twice as fast as economy in general last year
The Estonian tourism sector expanded in 2012 for the third consecutive year at double the rate of the economy in general, with record export growth and an increase in jobs.
Hotel Olumpia highlights increase in number of Asian guests
Alongside previous countries of origin the number of tourists from Asian countries has increased in Estonia, a representative of Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia told BNS.
Estonia to invest EUR 123 mln in tourism sector in 2014-2020
The government here on Thursday endorsed the Estonian National Tourism Development Plan 2014-2020 under which the state will invest an estimated 123 million euros in the tourism sector with the aim of boosting its volume by almost one-third by 2020.
Estonia drops to place 30 on WEF tourism competitiveness scoreboard
Estonia dropped five places from last year to 30th in the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).