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Tallinn receives recognition at Miami Cruise Fair

On 15-18 March 2010, the traditional international cruise industry exhibition and conference Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 2010 was held in Miami, United States.

Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention has been an annual event since 1984. This year the CSM attracted over 11,000 attendees. Port of Tallinn was represented with a display in the joint exhibit of Cruise Europe, the marketing organisation of European Cruise Ports.

The 2011 cultural events in Tallinn generated a lot of interest. The Enterprise Estonia representation and the relevant brochures of the Tallinn 2011 Foundation proved to be most helpful.

During the CSM week, the Dream World Cruise Destinations Magazine recognised Tallinn with Best Destination Experience (Independent) award – in other words Tallinn was acknowledged as the best destination for independent sightseeing – “destination where the quality of the experience derives from passengers making their own arrangements for their time ashore”; the destination is selected by the representatives of major cruise lines based on the feedback received from their passengers. Such information is important for the end customer, who deems the destination convenience and security to be important in independent travel. In any case, this is a great recognition for Tallinn and also for the Port of Tallinn.

TRANSESTONIA 2009: The Crisis Plan

The 5-th Annual Transit Conferene takes place on May 11, 2009 in KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Transit Industry celebrated its 760th Anniversary year ago. Early Estonian history, the emergence and development of medieval towns was based on geographical advantages and the transit trade. The use of the trading route through the Gulf of Finland livened up during 9th–10th centuries. Port of Tallinn was first mentioned in written in 1154.

On 15 May 1248, the Danish King Erik IV bestowed Lübeck Rights on Tallinn, with which Tallinn was merged into the joint legal sphere of German trading towns. This date is considered as a start of organized transit trade in Estonia, and is celebrated as TRANSESTONIA’s anniversary. In the end of the thirteenth century Tallinn joined the Hanseatic League and over the next couple of hundred years it played an important role in the relations of the Hanseatic League with Russian, especially Novgorod tradesmen.

The subject of the confece TRANSESTONIA 2009 is going to be The Crisis Plan. Conference brings together numerous enterpreneurs, Government officials and members of the Estonian Parlament (Riigikogu). High level forum of the Conference will work seriously on finding the best start for the new rise. Conference languages are Estonian and Russian with simultaneous translation.