Russia

  • US halts tourist visa for 8 days, Russian tourists affected

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    The U.S. Embassy in Russia has decided to cease the issuance of visas for Russian tourists on Monday for a period of eight days in reaction to the Russian decision to cut off embassy staff.   The U.S. embassy has …

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  • Tourists could be set to splash out £2.4 billion in summer spending spree

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    New data from Worldpay suggests that overseas visitors could spend as much as £2.4 billion this summer, following a particularly prolific period of shopping by Middle Eastern tourists.     New data from the payments processor revealed an influx of …

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  • St. Petersburg expecting huge growth in its foreign investment

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Since the beginning of 2017, foreign investment has been increasing in St. Petersburg, one of Russia’s most beautiful and storied cities.  Situated right beside the Baltic Sea, the city is not only the fourth largest city in Europe but also …

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  • Prague sees an increase in the Russian tourist figures

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    In the first quarter of 2017 , 1 380 000 people visited Prague, who altogether spend 3 200 000 nights here. Prague City Tourism recorded a significant increase in a number of visitors coming from Russia. In the first three …

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  • China and Russia reap from booming opportunities of Red Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Chinese visitors are now taken to iconic sites in Moscow such as Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Kremlin and Red Square.   According to Shu, a tour guide, “Most of my tourists are senior citizens who experienced the ‘honeymoon phase’ between China …

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  • Russia relaxes visa policies on Turkey

    Published on : Thursday, June 1, 2017

    This Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a declaration which says about relaxing some restrictions on Turkey in terms of business and visa-free entry inflicted after Ankara gunshot a Russian warplane on the border areas of Syria. In Kremlin website, …

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  • Russia attracts Halal vacationers

    Published on : Monday, May 29, 2017

    In comparison to 2016’s list, Russia enhanced its position five times better. MasterCard and CrescentRating, world’s leading authority on Halal travel, graded 130 countries and made a comparison of their suitability for a family vacation on the basis of services …

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  • Lack of good quality economy class hotels in Russia

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Quality economy class hotels are hard to find in Russia, as per a survey of hotel operators by RBTH. Vadim Prassov, Vice-President of the Russian Federation of Restaurant and Hotel Operators, said that the situation varies from city to city. …

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  • Russia simplifies visa rules to attract tourists, investors to Far East

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Russia is going to make it simpler for the citizens of 18 countries to enter the port city of Vladivostok with an aim to attract gamblers to new casinos and also investors to the resourceful and yet untapped region of …

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  • Aeroflot named as the strongest global airline brand

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, …

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  • Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures invite guests to experience Norway sailings

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore culturally rich and exciting locales with Port Adventures like only Disney can do during its Europe and Norway sailings, beginning May 2017 when the Disney Magic returns to Europe for the summer.   …

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  • Russia dreams of sending space tourists to the moon in four years

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The leading aerospace design contractor of Russia is looking forward to start sending its tourists to the moon within the year 2021, as declared by the CEO of the company.   Vladimir Solnstev, the head of Energia said that the …

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  • China Eastern Airlines flight makes emergency landing due to breakdown

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Passengers on a flight to Shanghai from London started panicking when their passenger plane of China Eastern Airlines was forced to go for an emergency landing in Russia.   Flight MU552 had taken off from Heathrow Airport around 9 p.m. …

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  • Israel tourism rises 27% in January over last year

    Published on : Monday, February 13, 2017

    The tourism industry of Israel witnessed a rise of nearly 27% in January 2017 over the same month in 2016, according to the official figures of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). As much as 222,000 people entered Israel in …

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  • Turkey to welcome record number of Russian tourists

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In a recent statement released by Russia, Turkey is well on its way to welcome a record number of Russian tourists this summer.   Maya Lomidze, the President of the Association of Tour Operators said that the number of travel …

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  • Turkey to expect 5 million tourists this year

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    As many as five million Russian holidaymakers are believed to visit some of the most favored tourist destinations of Turkey, particularly the ones based on Agean and Mediterranean Seas, as asserted by the largest tour operator of Russia, Anex Tour. …

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  • Russian tourists to get visas on arrival to UAE

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

     Citizens of the Russian Federation who would be paying a visit to the UAE in future would be granted an entry visa at any entry point on arrival.   The ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President named Sheikh …

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  • Tourism revenue in Greece witness a steep decline in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Recent figures released by the Bank of Greece has showed that during the first 11 months of 2016, the tourism sector in Greece has witnessed a steep decline in the tourism revenue in comparison to the tourism revenue that the …

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  • Kazakhstan introduced visa free travel from 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Kazakhstan confirmed that they have lifted visa requirements for citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as a number of other states.     Starting January 1, citizens of …

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  • Domestic tourism spending manifolds in Russia

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Following a long and turbulent previous year in the travel industry, Russia is looking towards 2017 with a hope for better tomorrow. In 2016, international travel expenses decreased by 24% and domestic tourism spending increased by a staggering 88%. Russians …

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