According to reports from Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into effect travel promotional legislation including dropping the VAT tax on air travel starting June 1, 2014. Currently the VAT for air travel in Russia is 18%, according to the Voice of Russia.
For Orthodox Christians, an old, old tradition is the dying of eggs to symbolize and attest to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The eggs, which are a symbol of the stone tomb where Jesus’ body was laid, are traditional symbols now for greeting on Easter.
Mamaison Pokrovka Moscow has recently been stage to the Wedding School, an occasion for guests, and participant parties, to witness the latest trends in wedding decorations; hotel trends for brides and grooms, and more.
On Crete the idea of out-of-the-way places takes on new dimensions. The countryside is as pristine and wild as you can imagine. The effect of this wildness, meeting the cities by the sea, leaves visitors spellbound in a sort of landscape awe. At the civilized heart of rural Crete, a tapestry of villages dot the island like tiny gems. It is in just such a tiny town, literally hidden from view, where you will find the most romantic stay at Grotto Homes.
Brandwatch, the most powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool we’ve found, just released their travel and hospitality report for 2014 – Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot. The detailed report amounts to the first of its kind primer for travel executives to understand the impacts of social media on traveler decision making.
Scanning Instagram via the app and Twitter this morning we found some of the most amazing imagery of the majestic island of Crete. For your viewing and sharing pleasure, here’s April’s best Instagram stuff from the Mediterranean island.
If you are planning a vacation in the part of the world next week, here are some of the best hotel deals available in some of the most popular Eastern and Central European destinations.
Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.
Reports alleging that Crimea is not safe for vacationers are untrue, the Crimean Minister for Resorts and Tourism Yelena Yurchenko announced on Friday. Crimea is ready for 6 million tourists this season.
Prix du Chef de l’Avenir (Chef of the Future Award) has been handed out to chefs around Europe and the world since 1996.
Three days ago we drove up the coast road of Crete from Heraklion, Crete to the port of Chania. Four days ago this old Florida Boy thought he knew how an orange is supposed to taste. Today life just tastes better in an oft disappointing world.
In partnership with leading yacht brand, Azimut Benetti, Porto Montenegro is going to make its debut at the Moscow Boat Show from the 11th to 16th March, at Crosus Expo, Moscow. Yacht show visitors will be able to get detailed information of one of the most interesting and extensive maritime developments along the Adriatic coast.