In news from Inchon, South Korea, the Asia Games of 2014 mascots are announced. Also, a relic of the Russo-Japanese War ends up being the tie that may bind Russia and the Korean peninsula.
Travel and tourism for Russia is up this year despite slow progress on the free visa issue. The EU’s apparent stalling of Russia on free travel is holding up what could be a boom for the industry worldwide. Business between the EU and the Russian Federation could take many countries out of the recession with expanded cooperation, so just why the EU is holding back makes little sense to many.
Welcome to Russia joins the elite list of travel companies belonging to the ASTA. According to this latest news, Russia’s leading conduit for travel support joins the world’s largest travel agent association. Russia is set to engage travel and tourism on an unprecedented level.
Russia’s government now intent on breaking down barriers for the travel and tourism industry there. What has been one of the most difficult countries in the world to visit, should the plan succeed, will become one of the world’s most visited. Russia holds some of the world’s greatest tourism treasures, and now more people will be able to share them.
2010 travel figures indicate a fairly significant increase in travel outbound from London. But more significantly, inbound travel to Eastern Europe shows phenomenal growth considering the world economic situation. Will emerging Europe out pace the rest of the world in tourism? So far this year, all things considered, it certainly appears so.
Welcome to Russia begins offering flight bookings online. Russian apartment brokers, Welcome to Russia have been branching out for some time. Now their services include not only hotel bookings and apartment listings, but flight deals as well. In an obvious move to catch up with western online booking engines, WTR spreads its wings slightly father. The service covers markets from Ukraine to Moldova and former Soviet regions.