News from the Council of the Federal Target Program of the development of tourism 2011 to 2018 and Rostourism tells of progress toward the implementation of the “Development of Domestic and Inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018).” However, the council also reported some aspects still unfulfilled.
Coming up March 11th through 13th, INTOURMARKET 2017 Moscow will bring together hosted buyers and travel professionals from every region of Russia, as well as hundreds of international players.
S7 Airlines, a member of the global airline Alliance oneworld®, 26 Jun 2016 opens direct flights from Moscow to Barcelona. Tickets are already on sale.
Last week the Chairman of the Russian state Duma, Sergei Naryshkin announced the imminent return of touristic flows from Russia to Egypt soon. Since the tragic downing of the A321 airliner outbound from Sharm El Sheikh in October, 2015, popular Egyptian destinations saw virtually no visits from Russians.
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.
According to news from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office the highly publicized foreign policy engagement by his administration with other BRICS took another step today. The official policy concept now approved by the Russian President, the federation has now outlined very specific objectives of cooperation between the association’s members.
In travel news from the Russian Federation, California’s Moschanko Investment Group (MIG 2000) announced Magic World Russia, a compelling new destination theme park.
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.
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.
Arctic tourism was high on the agenda during last week’s International Tourist Forum in Arkhangelsk, which was attended by over 400 experts, travel agencies and travel industry officials from seven different countries. According to Russian travel industry officials, Arctic tourism is becoming more and more popular as it remains one of the few exotic, largely […]
The one thing holding back Russian tourism more than anything else has been the visa issue; Russian visas are notoriously difficult to get, and the bureaucrats in charge simply won’t bend until they get what they want in return. Rather than give into the EU’s demands for short-term visa free travel, Russia are demanding something […]