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Vladimir Putin courtesy Kremlin press office

Putin Moves to Assist Crimea Travel

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.

Eastern Europe

Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin

Croatia Set to Welcome More Russian Tourists

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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Thomas Kemp

Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

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.

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Wedding School event at Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow

Wedding Bliss at Mamaison Pokrovka Moscow

Mamaison Pokrovka Moscow has recently been stage to the Wedding School, an occasion for guests, and participant parties, to witness the latest trends in wedding decorations; hotel trends for brides and grooms, and more.

World Travel Awards

Voting for World Travel Awards Europe Begins

Voting for the World Travel Awards Europe opened today and lasts through June 23rd. This is the 21st Anniversary of the globally recognized “Oscars of Travel” for tourism and travel excellence.

Palmira Palace

Four Family Friendly Beach Vacation Stays in Europe

Europe is such a vacation surprise, especially for families. The dual benefit of experiencing history, new cultures, memorable or even forgotten places, and especially world famous sun worshiping destinations, this all makes the “old continent” an everlasting touristic wonder. This week we focus on Europe stays you may not have heard of, but places you’ll never forget once you visit. Here’s four kid friendly hotels choices to investigate this summer.

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