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Founded in 1991 by a Latvian Travel Professional, Patricia LTD has grown and expanded its services to meet the current demands of visitors to Latvian and the Baltic States. Since 2000, we have been under joint American and Latvian management teams; applying western management and customer service techniques. 

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Latvian Export Portal Created to Assist Exporters and Promote Exports of Products and Services from Latvia
Directory of Latvian Export products and services to coordinate and promote EXPORTS from Latvia. Offer language and Internet home page assistance to Latvian companies. read more 
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Santa Claus Visits Home of the First Christmas Tree - Riga Latvia

When searching for the historical beginning of the first Christmas tree, one must go very deep into the past. Just like Santa Claus, one finds that the first Christmas tree was combination of many different facts, legends and customs all starting in the Baltic countries and what is now Northern Germany. The first documented use of a tree in a Christmas celebration was in Riga, Latvia, in the year 1510 according to many sources. References to Martin Luther's Christmas Tree were actually two decades later than the Riga Tree. Visit Riga this Christmas and experience a medieval holiday celebration. read more 

13 December 2006 - pdf copy --  podcast -- more information First Christmas Tree
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Delightful Customer Service Provided In Riga Latvia In Time For The Nato Summit

Patricia Tourist office located in Latvia's capital Riga is offering a host of value added services to make visits exciting, rewarding and delightful. Services range from hotel reservation to rental of mobile cell phones. Western managed staff providing a consistently high level of delightful customer service. Excellent language skills in English, German, Russian and Latvian. read more

10 October 2006 - pdf copy 
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Proposal to Provide Opportunities at Home for Latvian Workers - How to Stop the Brain Drain
"It's no mystery why young, capable Latvian workers are leaving Latvia to find better chances for opportunities," says Mike Johnson, American Businessman who has been living in Riga since 1999. The education system is failing Latvians and unless dramatic changes are made, the outflow of young talented people will continue for years. It is holding Latvia back from reaching its high potential and changes need to be made promptly. Communication techniques are ineffective and management practices being employed in Latvian businesses are fear management tactics at their worst. The local business owners are plain and simple GREEDY.  read more

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Weekend Hooligans Need not Arrive It's Time for the Holidays in Latvia
After a recent series of bad experiences with Weekend Hooligans from the UK, Ireland, and other neighboring countries, enough is enough, says Patricia Tourist Office. There is a lot more to Latvia than just Stag parties in Riga; lots of culture in Riga and pristine nature to experience in the Latvian countryside. Christmas and New Year is a great time to visit. The first documented use of an evergreen tree in a Christmas celebration was in Riga, Latvia, in the year 1510 according to many sources.  read more
26 November 2005 - pdf copy 
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The American Dream Comes to Latvia
Patricia Tourist Office in Riga Latvia, is recruiting Journalists and travel club coordinators to join with us to tell the emotional stories of expat Latvians returning to experience the delight of their mother country that they fled as children. Latvia is a country poised to develop into a serious European powerhouse. Second and third generation Latvians from all over the world will want to come and experience first hand the remarkable culture and heritage that has influenced their lives for all these years. - The story of Latvia is so powerful, even The United States President, George W. Bush is coming for a visit.  read more
4 May 2005 - pdf copy 
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Latvia's Relief Effort for Asian Tsunami Disaster Is Aimed at Sri Lanka
After a recent series of bad experiences with Weekend Hooligans from the UK, Ireland, and other neighboring countries, enough is enough, says Patricia Tourist Office. There is a lot more to Latvia than just Stag parties in Riga; lots of culture in Riga and pristine nature to experience in the Latvian countryside. Christmas and New Year is a great time to visit. The first documented use of an evergreen tree in a Christmas celebration was in Riga, Latvia, in the year 1510 according to many sources.  read more
12 January 2005 - pdf copy 
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