World renowned for her rich cultural heritage, ornate cathedrals and subtropical beaches, Russia is a favored attraction for many people from India. News today of a new visa-regime to assist travelers via an e-visa program promises even more popularity.
In news from the Moscow Times, tourism to the Russian Federation has taken a hit this year so far as excessive costs and red tape have stifled European inbound travel there. According to the newspaper, the first quarter of 2011 saw a 24% decline in tourists from Europe. With the Sochi Olympic just around the corner, it may be time for half measures to cease.
Austrian visas are set to become much easier for Russian citizens to obtain after the country’s president agreed to ease current restrictions, saying Vienna should be as liberal as possible when concerning the Schengen Agreement. “If the system works fine for Italy, France and Spain then I do not see why Austria shouldn’t adopt the […]
More news of Greek – Russian cooperation where visas and travel are concerned. Greece’s Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism announces new visa centers in Russia and fast track visa approval there. More Russian’s visited Greece this year than in any year since the economic crisis began.