Dion, Greece is one of the most beautiful and under developed areas in the country. An announcement by the Hellenic Tourism Development Co. of a public offering, forecasts new camping and hotel accommodations in one of Greece’s most historic areas. Under the shadow of Olympus, visitors to the area may soon have far better accommodations.
Hellenic Tourism Development Company announced public tender arrangement for the development of crucial marina space near Athens. The Vouliagmeni Marina is one of Greece’s most visited and trusted harbors for luxury yachts. The yachting and maritime industry in Greece will obviously benefit from further development of crucial assets like this famous marina.
From Ararat to Ani, surrounded by the Caucasus, Armenia holds touristic secrets so many will never learn of. A place of ancient and recent wonder, from her ruined Hittite archeology to post Soviet modernization, the country has so much to offer. Unfortunately the Welcome to Armenia website conveys very little of that country, and that people’s nature. Digital brands are as important as conventional ones where travel is concerned.
“Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart” – this is how the 5th Tallinn Winter Festival welcomes you. The Charity Gala for disabled children 28th December 17:30 at St Charles’ Church is free to attend. Don’t miss it if you are in Tallin after Christmas.
The Salaj family in Grabovnica brings light for a unique representation of the Croatian Christmas Story.
More news of Greek – Russian cooperation where visas and travel are concerned. Greece’s Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism announces new visa centers in Russia and fast track visa approval there. More Russian’s visited Greece this year than in any year since the economic crisis began.
Russia and Latvia presidents discussed the possibility of establishing a visa-free regime for the citizens of the two countries. So far, only an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism has been signed.
From the cold ice fields of Siberia, to stunning Moscow, Russia celebrates today the shortest day of the year – the Winter Solstice 2010.
Some 10 million international tourists visited Greece so far this year. This number shows slight losses over 2009’s downward trend, giving pause to market experts and officials. 2009 was a very bad year for the industry in Greece, and the news that things are not progressing despite great prices and incentives is not good.
Montenegro has been selected as a finalist for their stewardship in sustainable tourism by the WTTC. But as far as digital engagement and branding, their online presence is scarely even felt. A wonderfully simple and useful tourism website goes almost to waste without social media or continual outreach of any kind. What is the Ministry of Tourism thinking?
The Russian Winter Festival in Moscow will open its gates this December 25, to last till January 9, 2011
The door for visa-free travel between Russia and Finland was opened on Sunday as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Tarja Halonen officially opened a high speed rail service between St. Petersburg and Helsinki. The two leaders seemed positive about at least limited free-visa travel between the two countries. A positive outcome for rail between the two could well speed EU and Russian Federation talks to open up travel to Russia.