Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Dobrolet, its wholly owned low-cost carrier subsidiary, has completed its first commercial flight from Moscow to Simferopol.
Adventure Saturday: Exploring the Wilds of Russia
Russia is a vast and fascinating country, with landscapes ranging from sunny beaches to icy tundra, rugged mountains to dense forests and mysterious lakes. In addition to its natural attractions, the country boasts cultural and historic sites that are unique in the world. To see the real Russia, you need to get beyond the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry Issues Travel Warning
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry has cautioned Russians intent on traveling abroad about possible detentions. While Alexander Lukashevich issued a statement earlier in the week about how to avoid problems with US law enforcement agencies when traveling.
Putin Moves to Assist Crimea Travel
According to reports from Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into effect travel promotional legislation including dropping the VAT tax on air travel starting June 1, 2014. Currently the VAT for air travel in Russia is 18%, according to the Voice of Russia.
Russia Tourism Report Q1 2014
In news from marketbuyer.com, BMI’s Russia tourism report examines indicators, including expected growth in inbound and outbound travel.
Cyprus Worries Over Russian Tourism
The economies of the EU versus Russia Crimea situation extend farther afield than some visa denials and wanton sanctions against the Russian Federation. With regional tourism massively affected by Russian tourists rubles, how can the EU further a NATO agenda and not hurt places like Spain, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus?
Aeroflot Upgrading to Boeing 777-300ER
Russian airline Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honour of the famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Attending Sochi Winter Olympics? How Dangerous Are We Talking?
Only 11 days left till the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, and travelers must be concerned over security. But just how concerned should they be?
Five Luxury Suites for Your “Bucket List”
When we think of traveling first class, what’s the one image we all have in common where hotels are concerned? Is yours the hotel restaurant, it’s not always ours. How about a vast infinity edge swimming pool? Do you dream when you dream of a hotel stay of five star concierge, a valet, a spa to beat all spas, beach-side waiters, killer room service? Now room service, we got warm then, didn’t we? A luxurious suite, this is a hotel image we can all agree on.
Russia’s Putin Puts Forth Rapid Rail Agenda
Yesterday, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin held a meeting to discuss developing high-speed railways within Russia. Taking special note of the serious investments in resource and systems required for ambitious projects of the sort, Putin also emphasized the necessity of affordability for travelers.
Places You Never Heard Of: Russia’s Arkhangelsk
This travel Tuesday, Argo presents another fascinating place most people never heard of. The name of the Russian city Arkhangelsk literally does mean Archangel in the English language, but despite some comparisons with Los Angeles in the US, this arctic wonder is light years away from California, in more ways than distance too. Let us show you a little bit about another of Russia’s fascinating attractions.
If Sochi Were Disney World Headlines Would Read: “Mickey Wacked by Russian Mob”
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.
Sochi 2014 Update: Security, Security, Security
News from Sochi, Russian Railways said yesterday the introduction of additional security safeguards will be placed at entrances to some 32 train stations across Russia in anticipation of the Olympics.
MITT: Russia’s Top Travel Exhibition Now Showing
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.
Sochi 2013 Coming Highlights: The Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
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.