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To developing the Culinary Routes network in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea in order to strengthen identity and the feeling of belonging together the Baltic sea Culinary Routes project partners have produced a brochure.

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The ERASMUS+ programme project "UPSKILL" aims at developing the skills of early drop-outs and low qualified adult through the development of an innovative short term study programme. Five partners from Turkey, Latvia, Spain, Italy and Austria have developed an analysis report on key skills for the tourism sector as well as an deriving model for the attribution of ECVET credits with key knowledge, skills and competences. 

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After almost 18 month of work, the “Seniors Go Rural” project presents the results of its activities.  A reduced yet comprehensive list of rules and requirements sets the frame for age-group friendly tourism services.  Based on these criteria, new and innovative products were created and tested.  The “Silver Suitcase” logo identifies adequate services to the target group, and the associated Guest Card provides special conditions and value-added services to them. 

All offers for seniors you can find here: http://www.celotajs.lv/en/c/accomm/seniors

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A new self-assessment tool available to evaluate your CSR skills

The partners in the TransCSR project have launched a self-assessment tool to evaluate one’s CSR skills, knowledge and competencies, and get the CSR skills pass http://www.csr-pass.eu/v1/survey-index.php?module=survey&survey=passcsr .

The CSR self-assessment tool has been translated in project partner languages to improve accessibility and dissemination of CSR which is a comparatively new learning topic in tourism training programmes in Latvia. We hope that this tool will help students and training sector to increase CSR wawareness and improve the learning process.

More about the CSR pass: http://www.celotajs.lv/cont/prof/news/2015/TransCSR-Flyer-web-ENG.pdf

More about the project: http://www.kate-stuttgart.org/en/csr-tourism/transcsr.html


On the morning of 3rd of September 2015 in Brussels, the European Conference “Transparency of CSR skills in European tourism” will create the opportunity to reflect on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the tourism sector, especially linked with the trainings, the qualification and competences of the professionals in Europe. 

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20. - 24.06.2015: Closed
25. - 27.06.2015: 09:00 - 17:00
28.06.2015: Closed


From the 15th-17th of February in Latvia - Riga was held a project partner meeting - "Baltic Sea Country Style and Baltic Culinary routes initiative". There were a project partners from 7 countries - Latvian, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
This project aims are to ceate a common rural tourism conception and to create a common "Baltic Sea Culinary Route.
 

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Year 2015, Location: Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Poland.
12 educational institutions, seven national tourism associations, over 250 travel agencies, over 300 employees of travel agencies and more than 600 pupils and students to connect and move towards a common goal of sustainable tourism development in the EU. The project is implemented training programs and certificates acquired over 500 students, over 200 staff travel agencies and implementation processes društvano responsibility and Travelife certification is followed over 50 travel agencies in Croatia, Greece, Poland and Latvia.

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The main prize is a holiday voucher of  EUR 300 in the Baltic States. You could use your voucher buying any Baltic Country Holidays products found on our website www.countryholidays.lv.

Eight participants will receive one of the vouchers for the stay or discounts at the Latvian manors, country hotels, spas or self-catering cottages. 

All winners will receive useful Baltic Country Holidays' tourism publications – guidebooks and maps.

The winner will be announced on the 11th of May, 2015 and published on our website www.countryholidays.lv, Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as informed by e-mail.
 
Fill in the questionnaire and participate in the lottery: http://serv.celotajs.lv/qst/en


Our new cycling map includes 9 cycling routes, 240 tourism objects, how to travel to and around the Baltic States.
This cycling map contains brief descriptions of 9 cycling routes withing the three Baltic States as well as descriptions of 240 tourism objects found along the
cycling routes. There are also marked local cafes and pubs in the map, where we recommend to have a meal. Several routes or their separate sections can be combined
together. The Baltic landscape is gentle rolling hills.None of the featured routes are particularly difficult and most routes are suitable for beginners.

More detailed route descriptions are available at www.tours.countryholidays.lv

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