Greece has just brought into effect new rules that will benefit the travel industry there. For cruise lines, new fee schedules will allow businesses greater profit margins, and create new incentives for travelers. Government officials expect increased air traffic, as well as better sale of Greek made goods.
Argophilia Travel News brings the Baltic Sea closer to home with a view of some of the most wonderful Flickr images. For Eastern Europe travel, the Baltic Sea represents a treasure of immeasurable value for potential visitors. Not many people outside Europe are familiar with this fantastic wonderland of watery wildness.
A recent report shows Estonian tour companies hiring more out of country drivers because of cost variables. With qualified Estonian bus drivers have to look for work in Scandinavia, how long will it be before the government there imposes wage standardization to free up jobs?
The Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum invites visitors who stop by on December 19th between 12:00 and 21:00 to celebrate an early Christmas, with folk group performances, acting workshops, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
A report on Baltic tourism for 2011 shows levels of traffic approaching per-recession levels in all three Baltic states.
Argophilia Travel News intends to literally astound its readers with the most breathtaking places, people, and hidden treasures anyone can imagine. In keeping with this our goal, we will showcase the photography so generously contributed to our Eastern European travel endeavor for our readers. This week, the almost unearthly art of Katarina Stefanovi – and Serbia.
Greek Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr. Giorgos Nikitiadis was in more talks aimed at boosting Greek tourism last week. This time the yachting industry was the focus of the overall government initiative to great expand Greece’s yachting industry. Nikitiadis highlighted his commitment to seeing that the government supports initiatives that will eventually grow Greece’s tourism industry.
Leading Greek travel organization Manessis just announced last week their 2010 Top Hotels list. Among the leading travel agencies in Southern Europe, Manessis’ Top 10 list is becoming something of a tradition now. Greek hotels are held to the highest tourist and Manessis standards in winning these awards.
Greek officials meet with Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies in initial steps to create a Greek school of tourism. HATTA expresses complete satisfaction with the progress made at this early meeting to engage the school travel market niche.
With Euro 2012 just around the corner Ukraine’s leaders have reshuffled the administrative deck and come out with new vigor to make the country a vision for visitors. New tourism initiative, infrastructure improvements, and online travel assistance and portals should help make 2012 a huge success for the country. That is if everything can be pulled off in a year. President Viktor Yanukovich seems determined to make it so.
Eastern Europe, like so many places, has its distinctive traditions. For Polish people the Wigilia Christmas Eve supper is one of the most important celebrations. For foreigners visiting Poland, Christmas Eve there will be familiar, and a bit extraordinary too. A look at the Wigilia traditional Polish Christmas Eve reveals something of the heart of Poland too.
Argophilia Travel News continues coverage of the Russian Federation’s initiatives to expand their travel and tourism industry. An interview with a top travel business executive reveals much about Russia’s road to parity in travel, as well as the nature of Russia’s industry. Expanded travel choices within Russia appear to be right around the corner.