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.
Travel blurbs from Argo News, Slovenia’s Travel Board rocks while most other European travel ministers must be asleep at the wheel of their tourism engagements. If a country of 2 million, about the size of New Hampshire can rock this hard online… It looks like some emulation is in order here in Europe.
The sinking of a Russian Federation tourist boat in the Volga is the second transportation catastrophe there in as many days. The death of at least 24, with more than 100 still missing, prompted President Medvedev to begin a wide scale safety blitz.
The news that the Danish parliament moved on Friday to reintroduce limited border controls, should not really come as any surprise. With one segment of the EU pushing hard for austerity measures on the other side, and the Russian Federation being nixed at every turn on free visa travel, and general upheaval increasing overall, isn’t it clear more than one border crossing is at risk?
The Guardian News Datablog has come up with an interesting way to display travel warnings issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), using Google’s Fusion Tables. “The world according to Britain’s diplomats” gives you a visual picture of the world’s most troubling travel hotspots, at least according to the UK government. The most dangerous […]
The Russian Federation, Greece, and now Turkey apparently intend to facilitate the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from embattled Libya. In a press announcement from First Deputy Prime Minister/Economic Development and Trade Minister Andrii Kliuev (below), some Ukrainian citizens will now leave Libya via Russian Federation transport.
Agoda.com, Priceline.com’s Asian global hotel booking site, announces partnering with Russia’s SAT Airlines. The resulting collaboration will allow SAT travelers instant access to Agoda’s over 150,000 hotels.
The Russian Federation faces some big challenges ahead. Not the least of these is transforming the country’s travel and tourism industry to be on a par with other developed nations. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and some of his deputies seem tasked more with spurring an inept bureaucracy than tackling infrastructure problems. Roads can be built, but incompetence seems to last forever.
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.
EU Ambassasors and Moldova official begin hammering out free-visa rules. Meetings in Luxembourg today may signal a new era of travel to and from one of Eastern Europe’s most difficult countries to travel to. European Commission authoring of a new protocol will be needed, but it is expected Moldova’s new tourism goals match those of the Russian Federation.
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.