According to reports from Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into effect travel promotional legislation including dropping the VAT tax on air travel starting June 1, 2014. Currently the VAT for air travel in Russia is 18%, according to the Voice of Russia.
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Darko Lorencin, the Croatian Tourism Minister revealed this week Croatia is set to welcome more Russian tourists for 2014. Last year’s visa regime caused a drop in visitors from Russia of some 60%, a catastrophic drop for a country so dependent on tourism. This year Croatia intends to issue Russians visas for six months, the minister told RTL TV.
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Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, according to new from the B2B information company. Symposium, which runs a leading conference that attracts mountain destination pros, would seem the perfect fit for serving Northstar’s travel meetings services.