Author Archives: John Freivalds

About John Freivalds

John Freivalds runs an international communications firm and is the Honorary Consul for Latvia in the US State of Minnesota.

Latvia’s linguistic journey

Tourism is popular the world over, and Latvia is no exception. Once, at a resort in Whistler, British Columbia, I was surprised to meet a trainer with AirBaltic, the flag-carrying airline of Latvia. The trainer told me that when AirBaltic started flying in 1995, its flight attendants only knew Latvian and Russian.