According to research conducted by the analytical center NAFI, every third Russian will travel abroad, and half of Russians will travel in-country in 2018
The largest indoor water park in Russia will be opened in the west Siberian city of Tyumen this year. The 130,000 square meter park by Polin Waterparks will include mineral spring baths and a hotel, and developers expect more than one million visitors a year.
Dance teachers dressed in 19th-century costumes will teach the guests elegant waltz moves. Visitors to Europe’s biggest ice rink visitors will also enjoy parlor games from the same historical period.
Beginning February 1st “EgyptAir” will launch direct flights between Moscow and Cairo three times a week, according to the air carrier.
News from the Council of the Federal Target Program of the development of tourism 2011 to 2018 and Rostourism tells of progress toward the implementation of the “Development of Domestic and Inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018).” However, the council also reported some aspects still unfulfilled.
The largest Russian national film festival, “Kinotavr” begins today at the Black Sea coastal and alpine resort in Sochi. This year, as in previous competitions, the top talents of Russian cinema come together to compete.
The government of Greece has approved for 2017 a simplified visa regime for Russians arriving by ferry from Turkey to the Greek Islands of the Aegean (Rhodes, KOs, Lesbos, etc.). Dimitris Haitidis, the head of the Greek TEZ Tour, citing a source familiar with the situation.
The weak Russian rouble, along with other major world currency depreciations, has created a boom for tourism to selected destinations.
Speaking of great programs across Europe and the world, in Russia kids can use concessional travel on trains at half the normal price beginning July 1st. Some 2.5 million Russian children aged 10 to 17 years will benefit according to the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.
Coming to the Central House of Artists from April 25 to May 15, the Taiwan artist Liland Lee exhibition “To Russia with Love.”
The upcoming forum “Russia Travelling!” will be an assembly of business and government representatives for discussing problems and possibilities for internal and inbound tourism in Russia for the coming months.
In news from the Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, 18 countries will benefit from a new visa-free regime for Russia’s Far East.