Leningrad oblast announced this week some of the region’s plant for football fans visiting the 2018 World Cup events this summer. According to officials several touristic routes have been created to include seven medieval fortresses.
BoogelWoogel-2018 will be bigger, better and “crankier” than ever before. The Alpine Carnival that takes place at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort from March 28 to April 1 has a reputation for building on past successes, so this year’s event will surely out-do all previous carnivals.
Information from Biletix this week reveals the two most popular and romantic destinations for Russian lovers this year are Sochi and Barcelona.
This week Moscow hotel “Radisson Slavyanskaya” held an event for the travel agencies and the media, and organized a new office for the promotion of tourism in Tokyo, for Russia under the motto “In Tokyo. A Meeting of Old and New.
According to research conducted by the analytical center NAFI, every third Russian will travel abroad, and half of Russians will travel in-country in 2018
The largest indoor water park in Russia will be opened in the west Siberian city of Tyumen this year. The 130,000 square meter park by Polin Waterparks will include mineral spring baths and a hotel, and developers expect more than one million visitors a year.
Dance teachers dressed in 19th-century costumes will teach the guests elegant waltz moves. Visitors to Europe’s biggest ice rink visitors will also enjoy parlor games from the same historical period.
Beginning February 1st “EgyptAir” will launch direct flights between Moscow and Cairo three times a week, according to the air carrier.
News from the Council of the Federal Target Program of the development of tourism 2011 to 2018 and Rostourism tells of progress toward the implementation of the “Development of Domestic and Inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018).” However, the council also reported some aspects still unfulfilled.
The largest Russian national film festival, “Kinotavr” begins today at the Black Sea coastal and alpine resort in Sochi. This year, as in previous competitions, the top talents of Russian cinema come together to compete.
The government of Greece has approved for 2017 a simplified visa regime for Russians arriving by ferry from Turkey to the Greek Islands of the Aegean (Rhodes, KOs, Lesbos, etc.). Dimitris Haitidis, the head of the Greek TEZ Tour, citing a source familiar with the situation.
The weak Russian rouble, along with other major world currency depreciations, has created a boom for tourism to selected destinations.