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.
One of the biggest pains of travelling to Russia has always been its strict visa requirements, but that could be about to change for Malaysian tourists to the country after a top Kremlin envoy revealed they were considering a visa-waiver for visitors from the Asian state.
Since we reported on the Russia-Finland Free Visa issue, visitors to the Russian Federation via high speed rail have increased by 22 percent over the same period a year ago. According to the news, some 100,600 rail passengers traveled between Finland and Russia in the first quarter of 2011.
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.