Information from Biletix this week reveals the two most popular and romantic destinations for Russian lovers this year are Sochi and Barcelona.
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
Three new hotels comprising nearly 500 places will open in Yalta in the South and in the village of Ordzhonikidze in the East of the Crimean Peninsula in 2017. According to the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic Sergey Strelbitsky, new properties in Ordzhonikidze along with a new Bristol Hotel, will further modernize the peninsula’s accommodation choices.
According to news from the Association of Travel Agencies (TURSAB), Turkey expects to greet more than 38 million tourists this year. The Chairman of the association, Basaran Ulusoy, also assured reporters of Turkey’s readiness for the summer season to begin.
Russians traveling to Armenia will no longer need passport stamps to enter the country. Furthermore, Armenian officials are working to encourage tourism, especially from Russia.