Al­itrip to pro­mote Latvia’s tourism and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties

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To en­sure recog­ni­tion on the Chi­nese mar­ket, as well as help de­velop multi-sided co­op­er­a­tion in tourism, Lat­vian In­vest­ments and De­vel­op­ment Agency and Chi­nese e-com­merce com­pany Alibaba Group’s tourism plat­form Al­itrip have signed an agree­ment for co­op­er­a­tion.

The agree­ment signed on 16 May pro­vides for pub­lish­ing in­for­ma­tion about Latvia’s tourism and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties on Al­itrip plat­form to en­sure bet­ter recog­ni­tion, as well as va­ri­ety of ser­vices for Chi­nese clients. For Lat­vian tourism op­er­a­tors, this plat­form will be a great op­por­tu­nity for co­op­er­a­tion with China.

Sign­ing the agree­ment, LIAA Di­rec­tor An­dris Ozols said: «Far-away mar­kets, es­pe­cially Asia, demon­strated sta­ble and grow­ing in­dexes in the past sev­eral years. Asian tour op­er­a­tors search for new des­ti­na­tions in Europe. Co­op­er­a­tion with Alibaba Group and Al­itrip will of­fer LIAA and Lat­vian tourism com­pa­nies un­prece­dented op­por­tu­ni­ties to pro­mote Latvia in the Asian re­gion.» Re­spon­si­ble min­istries also work to speed up visa regis­tra­tion process for Chi­nese tourists.

LIAA em­pha­sizes that Latvia is the first Eastern Euro­pean coun­try whose in­for­ma­tion will be in­cluded in China’s largest in­ter­net plat­form. Al­itrip has 250 mil­lion clients reg­is­tered in its data­base. At the mo­ment, Europe on this plat­form is rep­re­sented by France, Ger­many, UK, Fin­land and Den­mark.

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