News of terrorist attacks, geopolitical unrest and the ongoing crisis over refugees have hit the Turkey tourism industry hard. According to recent reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Brits traveling to Turkey nd other crisis hit vacation destinations have plummeted. Figures from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), coincide in forecasting a horrendous summer season for Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and other formerly popular destinations.
Kanika Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel leisure group in Cyprus and a pioneer in Luxury All-Inclusive and Half-Board Plus holidays, has embarked on a new culinary innovation program that has already delivered the first delicious results across all Kanika Hotels & Resorts.
Greece has always been on of the most popular holiday destinations on our planet. This fact certainly helps the country, even amidst many the current crisis situation. However mass media coverage of the refugee situation has discouraged Greek tourism, in more ways than one, as no one wants to spend a holiday in the middle of upheaval. Despite all the tragedy and distraction though, there is actually no better time to visit Greece. Here are some facts that many mainstream media outlets do not take note of.
So you have chosen to head to Europe for your vacation time this summer. Of course, Europe is the ages old place to go, with a lot to see and experience. You may be thinking of going to any number of places such as France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, but I must say there is another place you should consider of the cliche destinations seem a bore, you can always go to Romania.
The Interrail Greek Island Pass is a product of the train services of Greece in cooperation with the Attica Group ferries, which gives tourists of this wonderful country the chance to travel via ferry to 27 Greek islands, and many more using the 30% discount on other islands in the Aegean sea. This allows travelers to cheaply access the beautiful Greek isles at respectable prices.
Russia’s version of Silicon Valley, Skolkovo Innovation Center will host Startup Village 2016 June 2nd and 3rd. The fourth edition of the technology meetup will feature young entrepreneurs and startup innovators participating to win prizes worth in between $5000 and $50,000.
Azerbaijan and Dagestan promise to create a touristic corridor with northern neighbor, Russia. According to news from Azerbaijan, a federal project to create a “green corridor” is underway in order to reduce barriers for tourists both ways.
In 2015, Russian tourists spent some €30 million euros in the duty free shops at the airports of Greece. According to a report the General Director of the Greek Hellenic Duty Free Shops, George Velentzas went on to project an even better year this year.
According to news from Interfax, the a new regional tour operator will being doing business out of the Voronezh International Airport , according to the airport’s Deputy Director General Alexander Vasiliev.
When you think of the dream European beach vacation, what’s the first thing that normally springs into your mind? Greece? Spain? The south of France? Bulgaria?
If you are at a loss as to where to go on vacation this Summer, then make a trip to Crimea, trust us, you will never forget the hospitality and wonders abounding there. The Crimean peninsula is another whole world packed into one scenic, cultural experience.
For interested visitors to Lithuania, a new tourist attraction opened in Vilnius last month, designed to give British tourists the opportunity to visit the places used for filming the new series from BBC. The series War and Peace used many locations in Lithuania to film the award winning episodes, and now tourists get to visit the locations.
Hungary’s 2016 Eurovision hopes remain kindled as Freddie stays alive to reach the finals as a black horse favorite. In an edition seemingly destined to go to Russia’s Sergey Lazarev, the rich voice of Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári’s (Freddie’s real name) “Pioneer” just may upset the song contest apple cart.
The head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safonov says Greece may became the leader in bookings from Russians, by the end of 2016. According to Safonov, the flow of tourist from Russia to Greece may exceed 1 million before year’s end.
Running all this week on, Tour of Crete is a six stage cycling event that covers some 600 kilometers of some of the most beautiful and rugged landscape in Europe. The trek which began last Sunday will culminate this Friday in Heraklion.