News from CHRISTIE’S , the world’s most famous fine arts auction house, tells of travel nostalgia from Russia in the time of Stalin. The auction house’s Vintage Poster sales, I’m told, always glean special interest in the travel genre. So the vintage Russian Intourist posters commissioned back in the 1930’s bear special note today.
In air travel news, Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency has granted Pobeda, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot, its operator’s certificate and air transportation licence. The award of the documentation, under Russian legislative rules, allows the new low cost airline to begin ticket sales as of November 11.
Chances are you’ve only heard about the Crimea peninsula via news of a political nature lately. But for those interested in new and fascinating places to see and experience, this Black Sea gem offers its own world of intrigue, history, and vacation bliss too. Here’s a sampling of the best resorts and hotels in Crimea from TripAdvisor.
Operating from Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Flight UN175/176 will connect the two cities three times per week on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 22:45. Scheduled to arrive in Murmansk at 01:25 on the next day, the returns will be from Murmansk on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 08:00, with arrival in Moscow at 10:35.
Aeroflot and Russia’s largest international hotel operator have partnered for an international guest rewards program. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the leading international hotel operator in Russia, CIS and Baltics, and Aeroflot, Russias biggest airline, announced the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer program.
As the tensions in between Russia and western powers continue, news of another Russian tour operator supending operation does not ring a positive note for Europe travel in general. According to ITAR-TASS, some 4,000 plus customers of Russia’s bankrupt Yuzny Krest Travel tour operation, who are vacationing overseas, my need assistance returning home.