Olavinlinna castle (Olavinlinna) in the city of Savonlinna in the east of Finland, will be transformed into a theater stage this month. Performers from around the world will appear at the Opera Festival this year until August 2nd.
Russian Billionaires, Finnair, airBaltic – Which Way Is Up?
Troubled Latvian airline, airBaltic, is in the news accusing Finnair’s Estravel of attacking the carrier. airBaltic is all in the news with both positive, negative, and conflicting news of late. With staggering losses so far this year, can the Latvian carrier weather such a storm?
Tough Love for Mother Russia: Stop the Touristic Horror
In news from the Moscow Times, tourism to the Russian Federation has taken a hit this year so far as excessive costs and red tape have stifled European inbound travel there. According to the newspaper, the first quarter of 2011 saw a 24% decline in tourists from Europe. With the Sochi Olympic just around the corner, it may be time for half measures to cease.