Business at the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
This is the largest international airport in Estonia. Thus the main aerial gateway; which connects Estonia to the rest of the world. Initially, the airport was known as Tallinn Airport. But the name was later changed in March 2009 to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport; in honor of the second president of Estonia; Lennart Meri. It is located in about 4km from the city of Tallinn near the shores of Lake Ulemsite. Hence, it gives an indication why the airport was once named Ulemiste Airport.
However, the airport’s official national air carrier is Nordica; which started its operation at the port in late 2015 after the then national airlines of Estonia; Estonia Air, went into liquidation.
Nonetheless, the airports has been pivotal in providing international flight connections in Europe and around the world. Hence, has contributed much to the development of the tourism; as well as business industries in Estonia. The numbers have been rapidly increasing. It is estimated that over 150000 passengers use the airports every month. There are plans to re-construct and expand the air traffic area at the port; to enable more airlines to use the airports. Also, to ensure smooth flow of passengers who use it.
Aerial Views of the Airport
My First Day in Tallinn
Back in the summer of 2014, I went to Estonia. I had booked a direct flight aboard Lufthansa German Airlines; from Hong Kong to Tallinn Airport. Over the past decade, Estonia had been experiencing massive growth in various industries. Thus, the visit was much of a reconnaissance survey; whereby I wanted to find the best business opportunity that I could invest in Estonia. Primarily, I had the intention of setting up a Chinese restaurant there. But I was also on the lookout of other opportunities; which may come along.
To say that Estonia is a wonderful place would be an understatement. The best thing about the visit was the fact that I had a contact there; who guided me through the various places that I visited. Therefore upon reaching Tallinn Airport; I proceeded to meet my contact who was ready to show me around. The airport itself was a very lovely and hospitable place.
The immigration check was quiet smooth
The safety and security of the airport seemed to meet the required standards. From the look of the airport and the various activities taking place there; I knew that I had made the right choice.
I collected my luggage and left airport in the business of the friend who had come to pick me. It was a short journey from the airport to Tallinn city; which took us less than 10 minutes. I needed to rest and therefore I headed straight to the hotel; where I had already pre-booked to spend my stay while in town. However, I didn’t rest as much as I had planned. This was because I was a bit excited. I wanted to see much of the city during the short stay that I had planned to stay there. Therefore, after taking shower and a quick nap, I called my friend. He picked me sometimes before midday.
Sightseeing and Adventuring around the Town
The first place that my friend suggested that I needed to visit was Kadriorg Park. I didn’t expect the place to be as gorgeous as I found it. The gardens were neatly kept in great designs. The atmosphere was quiet cool and welcoming. It was a nice place to take a walk around. Being a beautiful summer day; we walked around the gardens. We eventually visited the Kumu Art Museum.
There was a lot to learn here and the paintings were neatly displayed. The guide who was taking us through the tour was also very lovely. She responded to all our queries and ensured that we explored the best of the museum. From there we visited Kadriorg Palace before we went for our late lunch. We found a nice restaurant; where we had our lunch. After lunch we visited the Japanese Garden section in the park. It was really wonderful.
The flowers had blossomed well and thus the whole garden looked absolutely marvelous. I chatted with some of the staff at the place for about 30 minutes as I tried to gather more information about the viability of setting up a Chinese restaurant in the city. They were lovely and provided me with more information that I needed to know.
After we left the place, I wanted to know about how the health industry in the city is. Anybody who works in the hospitality industry such as hotels also needs to have prior information about the health situation of the place.
Health Sector in the City
herefore we headed to North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation which was a nice hospital. Although I didn’t have a chance to talk to most of the staff there since they were busy and I had not booked any appointment, the tour in the hospital was enough to make me conclude that the health sector of the city was quiet professional. I took several brochures Tin the various departments that I visited.
One of the sections; which really fascinated me there was the cancer center which I realized had some of the latest facilities for the treatments and management of various cancerous conditions. I was lucky to have a chat with one of the oncologists there as she was on her way out and she provided me with more information about the center.
Since it was already in the evening, we left the place as my friend helped me plan of the next visit for the following day. He talked much about the Tallinn Shore Excursion and highly encouraged me to make a booking in time so that we could visit the place the following day. I promised to do so, though I had other things in mind, like knowing the requirements and regulations needed to invest in the place. Anyway, I decided to spend another day touring the city, before I could settle for the business; which had brought me to Estonia.