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Currently, tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in Latvia. This growth has been steady over the past several years, boosted by the Latvian government’s implementation of the EU Open Skies policy and incentives for air carriers to attract additional passengers to Riga International Airport. In 2016, 5.4 million passengers flew through the Riga airport.
Capitalizing on its status as a European Capital of Culture for 2014 and tenure as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2015, Latvia is emerging as a global destination and attracting new tourists each year. Although the number of new tourist accommodations has grown significantly, the market still would benefit from the presence of additional international chains. World brands such as Accor Hotels and Kempinski Hotels have begun to enter the Latvian market.
This market is still developing, and many products can find a niche if appropriately priced and marketed.
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Good opportunities exist in the travel and tourism sector, particularly in hotel, airport, and ferry operations.
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