As of October 21st Hotel services inside Russia must conform to new governmental rules meant to regulate the industry. The Ministry for Culture of Russia reported on these new legislation that will bind hotels and other hospitality providers aimed at previously unregulated discrepancies.
In news from Crimea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has just signed a decree naming more than 220 cultural heritage sites in Crimea. The decree creates a legal framework for setting about preserving, popularizing, and protecting cultural heritage on the Crimea peninsula.
According to the most recent figures from a global study bv Visa, Russians spend on average $2,730 dollars on foreign travel, roughly 20% more than the worldwide average.
Coming up in Moscow, the first ever Hospitality E-Commerce and Revenue Management Conference from dotcomhotel takes place October 6th & 7th at the Courtyard Moscow Paveletskaya Hotel.
In pre-season ski news, OJSC “Northern Caucasus Resorts has begun construction of the highest aerial lift in Europe at Mount Elbrus.
Just 14 kilometers from Novorossiysk, Abrau-Durso it is a small mountain village famous for its inherent beauty, and for being the home of Russia’s sparkling wines.
Yesterday , Russian President Vladimir Putin called for visa-free travel for visitors from India and South Africa.
News from Crimea this Summer speaks volumes for Russia’s internal and outbound travel market, as Crimea travel spots boast touristic gains. The economic tensions applied by western powers over Crimea’s return to Russia have had their effects.
According to the Press Secretary of the Federal Tourism Agency of Russia (Rostourism), Irina Shegolkova there was an increase of 185% of Chinese tourist taking the free visa path in early 2015. The new Russia-China accord also foretells of paradigm shifts in touristic flows and paths in the CIS as well.
According to a special study from Booking.com Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan top the list of cities where spontaneity lead to tourism visits and bookings. The online booking service told RIA Novosti that last minute travel to these cities was most popular among tourists who prefer spontaneous travel.
June 12, 2015 will see a celebration of colors and Hindu traditions at the Outdoor Arena near Metro Spartak in Moscow.
Culturally, Russia is one of the world’s great treasure chests of fine art of every description. Not the least of these national treasures are the country’s architectural creations. With all the conflict in our world today, it seems appropriate to remind people of beauty and progress. To this end, here are five projects that really should take your breath away.
When Russia’s influence on the Ukraine government of Viktor Yanukovych got challenged by a kind of rampaging western hegemony, all Europe should have studied more closely these relationships. Now, over a year in, the 2015 summer tourist season will probably be a disaster. Regardless of who we lay the blame on for the current west-east detente disaster, […]
In transportation news, Russian Railways will launch an all new passenger route between Moscow and St. Petersburg that will showcase new two-storey rail cars. The first voyage is scheduled for this evening, Sunday February 1st.
Across Russia today orthodox Christians are celebrating their Christmas with unique cheer. January 7th, the 40 days of Lent preceding having been observed, sees the day dawn on a national holiday a glitter with celebratory cheer. Here’s wishing a Merry Christmas to all Mother Russia, and a remembrance from my fellow Americans. “Judge not, and […]