Latvia’s airBaltic has just announced a cooperation with Etihad Airways to establish direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi.
In news from Albania, the government there has temporarily lifted all visa requirements for travelers from Azerbaijan. For visits of up to 90 days, citizens there can travel to Albania at their leisure. This follows news that Albania allowed similar privileges to other countries.
The Indian backpacker’s haven of Goa is seeing a huge rise in the number of tourists from Eastern Europe, with record numbers of arrivals from countries like Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan so far in 2011.