On the agenda of the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture event held December 3-5, in Istanbul, Turkey, stakeholders discussed cultural tourism as fundamental for a sustainable future.
The Economic Chamber of Greece Regional Department of Eastern Crete hosted an event, “Modern Trends in the Tourist Market,” which focused on suggested strategies for the upcoming touristic season.
Belarus is aiming to become a major medical tourism destination according to news from the Belarus-China forum in Shanghai on 7 November.
Greece will be the first European country to host the UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route.
The Ministry of Economy of Greece has announced that Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism can now draw from additional subsidies.
Long-term planning with communities at the centre; increasing resilience by preparing for crises; and transitioning to a seamless traveller journey through the use of technology have been highlighted during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) first Europe Leaders Forum as three critical areas for action in order to ensure Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector maintains competitiveness.
Despite the expansion of the Greek tourism sector, the growing inflow of tourists has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has just signed into law instruments that will greatly improve Russia’s tourism product. These instruments address prices, emergency aid, and setting up a personal liability fund by and for tourism operators. The move is seen as a positive one in lieu of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. According to the news from […]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed last week the situation with regard to Russian tourists once again visiting Egyptian and Turkish resorts. Mr. Putin spoke in an annual Q&A session before the Russian people, saying no good solution has been found for ensuring security of Russian tourists in Egypt.
Last Friday, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters flights to Egypt may resume this Summer. Answering questions all during last week at various meetups, the minister expressed hope that the vital touristic links in between Russia and Egypt might be reconnected.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev just signed a decree aimed at improving the infrasturcture and preserving the cultural heritage of the Solovetsky Archipelago.
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.
Yesterday , Russian President Vladimir Putin called for visa-free travel for visitors from India and South Africa.
For Americans interested in a European vacation, the recent plunge in euro value spells trip. The exchange rate today is worth just over 1.18 dollars, so travel and hospitality priced in euro offers a built in bargain.