According to the World Travel Market (WTM) industry report for 2012, the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are set to finally emerge as the regions with the most growth potential. The BRICs are now seen as the biggest opportunities for growth this and next year.
Turkish Airlines to Boost Crimea Tourism
In news from the II International Black Sea Tourism Forum in Yalta, Simferopol Serhat Fil has offered a cooperation in between local governments and private businesses in the Black Sea region. The Manager of the Turkish Airlines pointed to
“Go Crimea” as one of the regional projects that Turkish Airlines is engaging in with the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism.
Travel Advisory for Scientists Headed to Chelyabinsk
In the wake of the Russia meteor strike so prominent in the news these days, a sort of scientific pilgrimage has affected the small village outside Chelyabinsk where fragments of the space projectile supposedly landed. A frozen lake in the Urals outside Chelyabinsk is thought to have been hit by one of the remnants of the meteorite. Reporting on the event, we also wanted to provide a mini-travel advisory for scientists or tourists headed to this part of the Urals.
500 Injured in Russia Meteorite Strike [Video – Russia Today]
Reminiscent of the movie Armageddon, meteors rained smaller destruction on the Chelyabinsk region of Russia this morning. Bizarre footage from would be citizen photo-journalists revealed fragments of space debris plummeting to Earth. Reports of some injuries and light damages have emerged as well.
5 Fabulous Destinations You Never Heard Of
It’s a big, big, big world we live in. No matter how technology further links us together, no matter what discoveries discoverers uncover, there always seems to be an information gap where “knowing” about people and places is concerned. Argo Travel News is all about showing readers as many of these as possible. So here are some Saturday discoveries you may want to visit.
Oktogo.ru Really Is – Mostly
In the coming months the Russian Federation will be ever increasingly in travel news leading up to Sochi 2014. For people in the online hotel booking space, and other hospitality sectors too, Russia presents a special set of potentials and hurdles as well, this is widely accepted. Many questions exist where online travel in Russia is concerned, we hope this post will clarify a few.
IHG Launches Managed Services Center Russia-CIS
In Russian Federation hotelier news, IHG has announced plans for a managed service center that will offer guests support services in Russia and the CIS. Scheduled to open in early 2013, the Moscow center will let IHG Hotels offer features not previously available in the region.
Exhibits at Moscow’s MAMM Capture Modern Russia
For visitors to Moscow, a fascinating look at the Russian capitol through the camera lenses of Moscow Times photographers is on exhibit through Wednesday. This is Moscow 1992-2012 is an exhibition at the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum highlighting two decades of unique perspective.
Dolphin Therapy in Sochi
It’s not so often any travel writer gets to report truly inspiring news. News from the site of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi makes today special. The Center of Dolphin Therapy there is conducing therapy sessions for kids with illnesses ranging from autism to children’s cerebral paralysis.
WTTC Highlights Tourism’s Importance to Russian Economy
The importance of Russia’s travel and tourism industry to its economy was recently underlined in a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which showed that it has now become even more important than the country’s highly prized chemical and automotive industries.
Russian Rope Jumpers Set Record
If wacky events are your thing you just missed one in the Russian Federation. One hundred thirty five people leaped into the record books “rope jumping” from a bridge.
Survey: Online Travel Bookings Habits in Russia
Russia’s leading hotel booking website, Oktogo.ru with Synovate Comcon, have made a study about Russians’ travel habits, focusing on Moscow and St. Petersburg.
European Travel Commission: First Quarter 2012 Out
The European Travel Commission has just released the latest trend analysis for the first quarter of 2012. According to the report, a degree of resiliency and even growing demand are revealed for certain sectors including rising trends in travel for Central and Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, Western Europe shows signs of of strain from ailing economies there. Russia, inbound China traffic, and some destinations are the clear superstars of Europe travel so far this year.
U.S. Traveler’s Guide to Eastern Europe
It may be named as simply another section of the European continent but Eastern Europe holds a unique history and an appeal all its own for travelers from the United States. Plagued by conflict and with its people heavily oppressed for much of its history and until as few as 20 years ago in some regions, Eastern Europe in 2012 is a beautiful place of humble and hearty people amidst some of the most breathtaking backdrops, from cityscapes to country roads, in the world.
Russia Inbound Tourism A Disaster: Vladimir Kantorowich
A World Travel Market panel in Moscow has dubbed the Russian Federation’s inbound travel as a disaster. Vladimir Kantorowich claims the government has done little to promote tourism in the country.