Back in 2007, having just been awarded joint hosting rights along with the Ukraine for the UEFA European Football Championship 2012, Poland was in a celebratory mood, having see the impossible dream come true. But with just one year to go before the big event kicks off, dark clouds are forming above the capital Warsaw, […]
In news from the Eastern European nations conjoining the Carpathians, the seven countries sharing one of the world’s great mountain ranges have agreed to joint sustainable management of the region. The Protocol on Sustainable Tourism was adopted at the Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP3).
For travelers to Eastern Europe this month, and particularly those with a passion for dance, the 6th annual Albania Dance Meeting may be your cup of tea. This International Festival of Modern & Contemporary Dance starts September 10th thru 18th when Durres, the oldest city in Albania, invites the world to dance.
Serbia and Ukraine yesterday formalized a visa liberalization agreement between the two countries, the ITAR-TASS news agency has reported. The agreement was signed yesterday by the two countries’ foreign ministers, Vuk Jeremic of Serbia and Kostyantyn Gryshchenko. “It delights me to proclaim the new bilateral visa agreement with Serbia to ease visa restrictions between our […]
The Indian backpacker’s haven of Goa is seeing a huge rise in the number of tourists from Eastern Europe, with record numbers of arrivals from countries like Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan so far in 2011.
In the first of a new series, we will take a look at one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of Eastern European travel, the river cruise. Touring Europe via river boat or barge is not new, but for those who have never experienced the continent via river, new horizons await.
While the unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan grips the world’s attention, thousands of curious tourists are converging on the Ukraine to enjoy unofficial tours of its very own disaster site, Chernobyl. This has to be the most unusual, even eerie touristic attractions imaginable.
To meet the UEFA requirements for the 2012 championship, Ukraine needs to improve its infrastructure. In 2010, tourist entries grew 7% y-o-y compared to 2009, but the growth is not enough to guarantee Ukraine that it will co-host the 2012 UEFA championship with Poland.
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.
Kiev prepares for the world and the Euro 2012 event. The Ukraine is one of the fastest growing and most progressive economies in the world. Despite early hurdles in getting 2012 off to a start, now International investment and Ukrainian business has spurred the needed emphasis and capital generation. Hotels to expanded transportation capability, the Ukraine appears ready to host the world – and its rightful place amongst world cities.