Now Ventspils has its own money too, called 'vents', which will make this city even more friendly and accessible to its loyal guests and future visitors. Venti is a non-monetary means of payment used in the city of Ventspils, Latvia. Venti (sing. 'vents') is the local currency providing one with special privileges when visiting different places for entertainment and recreation, tourist attractions and cafés in Ventspils.
Venti do not replace the national currency of Latvia, the lats. 100 venti are equal to 1 Latvian lat.
The first million of venti was launched in October 2011. Venti are now printed in six different denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500.
All venti notes feature images of cow sculptures once created by prominent Latvian artists for the international art and charity project "Ventspils Cow Parade 2002". The sculptures of cows depicted on venti are located throughout the city and are still the most popular tourist destinations in Ventspils.
Venti have attracted attention not only of Latvians, residents of the Baltics and the rest of Europe, but also generated a lot of interest among travelers from such far-away countries as the United States of America, the Philippines, and China.
Hotel of "Olympic centre "Ventspils"" is the place, where you can get venti and then spend in a lot of places in Ventspils.