2010 travel figures indicate a fairly significant increase in travel outbound from London. But more significantly, inbound travel to Eastern Europe shows phenomenal growth considering the world economic situation. Will emerging Europe out pace the rest of the world in tourism? So far this year, all things considered, it certainly appears so.
Kiev prepares for the world and the Euro 2012 event. The Ukraine is one of the fastest growing and most progressive economies in the world. Despite early hurdles in getting 2012 off to a start, now International investment and Ukrainian business has spurred the needed emphasis and capital generation. Hotels to expanded transportation capability, the Ukraine appears ready to host the world – and its rightful place amongst world cities.
Eastern European value is becoming almost legendary as travelers search for extraordinary deals and destinations. A recent poll of hotels under 50 pounds sterling reveals some surprising values. From Estonia to Romania, people visiting these destinations can strike up unbelievable values actually.
Welcome to Russia begins offering flight bookings online. Russian apartment brokers, Welcome to Russia have been branching out for some time. Now their services include not only hotel bookings and apartment listings, but flight deals as well. In an obvious move to catch up with western online booking engines, WTR spreads its wings slightly father. The service covers markets from Ukraine to Moldova and former Soviet regions.
Bulgarian officials foresee a great year for Winter sports. With incentives and prices too good to be true, and ski resorts capable of competing with any in the world, Bulgaria’s ski paradise beacons any in search of powder on a budget.
“Auto City” was conceived on the most modern principles of exposure to the vehicle market and is worthy of any metropolis in Europe.
The Piatra Craiului Massif in Piatra Craiului National Park is one of the most spectacular and well known in Romania and even abroad, and has been described by generations of mountaineers.
Croatia’s Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor speaks before the country’s hotel owners. The county’s travel industry is looking better than ever, but there is still so much more to do. Kosor met with US businesses in New York in other efforts to spur growth in one of Eastern Europe’s most important sectors, travel.
The EU’s most progressive and potentially successful partner states, Estonia, moves forward into the euro zone. The Baltic state’s economy is renown for its recent growth. Estonia as a travel destination leaves little to be desired as well. Will the businessmen of Estonia catch up to the digital age though?
Peleş Castle (Romanian: Castelul Peleş [kasˈtelul ˈpeleʃ]) is a Neo-Renaissance castle placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914; its inauguration was held in 1883.
Barsana is one of the wooden churches in Maramures, a beautiful synthesis of Eastern and Western European architecture, with Gothic and Byzantine elements.