Touristic flows to the Moscow region have increased by some 3 million visitors a year over the last three years, according to the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow region, Olga Zubrilova.
In transportation news, Russian Railways will launch an all new passenger route between Moscow and St. Petersburg that will showcase new two-storey rail cars. The first voyage is scheduled for this evening, Sunday February 1st.
Running through this coming Saturday, Russia’s 20th Annual Moscow International Exhbition (MITT) is that country’s biggest travel and tourism fair. This year some 3,000 plus companies and some 197 destinations gather at this industry leading gathering of professionals and travel players.
In hotel news from Moscow, Best Western International opens their first hotel in Russia. The Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre in Moscow, it not only the chain’s first Russia entry, but the franchise’s largest hotel ever.