The countdown has begun for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Yesterday at te Temple of Hera in Olympia, the eternal flame was lit, then passed from Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias on to Giovane Gávio, Brazil’s double Olympic-medal-winning volleyball champion.
A bit of bad news for Poland and Slovakia, a referendum vote from the Polish city of Krakow carried out May 26 tells of citizens in the Polish city wanting to withdraw a bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2022, part of which was to have taken place in Slovakia.
Before Miami Beach became a hotspot in the early 20th Century, when Tahiti was an as yet unheard of travel paradise, Borjomi in Georgia was a garden of delight for generations. As far back as the early 1800’s the tropical climate and crystal mineral waters of Borjomi were a prized commodity.
On Monday the WTM Vision Conference in Moscow kicked off and already tourism figures for Russia emerge as a big topic. According to new research, Russia’s poor image in the western world drastically affects inbound tourism form American and western Europe as well. If Sochi were Disney World Mickey would have already been whacked by the mob.
News from the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) taking place October 21st – 23rd at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Hotel in Sochi, Russia, also heralds the coming of the much anticipated 2014 Olympic Winter Games there. The news from Bench Events and Questex Media Group LLC, the co-organizers of the event, promises yet another premier hotel investment event.