Russia

  • UK visitors boost tourism figures in January

    Published on : Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Tourist arrivals in UK were up in January, with an increase of 81,970 compared to 75,867 in January last year.     The survey of the travellers conducted by the statistical service published on Monday showed that arrivals of tourists …

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  • In 2021, Russia will fly 2 space tourists in International Space Station

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2019

    Since 2001, Russia has flown around seven tourists to space. However, it’s about to perk up that number in the coming days. The space agency of the country, Roscosmos, has signed a contract with Space Adventures to carry two “spaceflight …

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  • OTDYKH Leisure to mark 25 years of success

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    OTDYKH Leisure is back September 10-12 2019 with its 25th edition of the world-renowned travel expo. The expo will showcase an impressive 900 exhibitors from over 80 countries and Russian regions, providing a fantastic opportunity for international companies in the …

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  • Ramid Hotels & Resorts expresses desire to build a casino and golf course in Russia

    Published on : Friday, February 1, 2019

    Ramid Hotels & Resorts, a major hotel company in South Korea, has expressed its desire to build a casino and golf course in the Primorye gambling zone near Vladivostok, Russia.   The company’s President Mun Beng Ha has held a …

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  • UNWTO announced 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    As per  World Tourism Barometer the international tourist arrivals saw a growth of six percent  with a total of 1.4 billion. It was earlier predicted in 2010 that the 1.4 billion mark will be achieved by 2020, however the milestone …

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  • China implements 144 hour visa-free transit policy

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

     Travellers from 53 countries can stay visa-free in China for almost a week in five more cities as the nation opens up for stopovers.     The cities include Qingdao which is a major port city in Shandong Province; Xiamen, …

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  • 3 dead and 79 missing after an explosion in Southern Russia

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    At least three people are dead and dozens missing after an explosion in an apartment building in southern Russia, leaving hundreds without a home in freezing temperatures on New Year’s Eve.     Six people had been pulled out of …

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  • Man caught stealing €8,000 from Rome airport security tray

    Published on : Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    From an airport security tray at Rome Fiumicino Airport a man was found stealing €8,000.  The CCTV footage showed that both the passengers were passing through the metal detector and dropped off their belongings in the plastic tray.     …

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  • 8,000 hotel rooms added in 2018 in Russia, CIS, neighboring countries markets

    Published on : Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Moscow (over 1,700 thousand keys), Kyiv (591 keys), St. Petersburg (539 keys), Yerevan (470 rooms) and Tbilisi (402 rooms) became the top urban cities in terms of branded hotel room supply addition.         It is believed that …

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  • World Cup in Russia affects decline of tourists in Tasik Kenyir

    Published on : Saturday, December 1, 2018

    The World Cup 2018 in Russia is one of the vital reasons behind the decline in tourist numbers to Tasik Kenyir this year.   The number of tourists went down by 3.9 per cent or 25,775 this year. The other …

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  • Russia and Kazakhstan plan to attract Chinese and Indian tourists

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    The Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev has agreed to cooperate closely to attract tourists from China and India to their respective countries.     Nazarbayev during a meeting with the Kremlin chief in the Kazakh …

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  • Moscow City presented new opportunities for English tourists at WTM London 2018

    Published on : Thursday, November 8, 2018

    takes part in World Travel Market 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry. On 5 November 2018, the first day of the exhibition, the stand of the Russian capital attracted a lot of attention from the press and …

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  • OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market 2018 successfully held in Moscow

    Published on : Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market was held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow from 11th – 13th September 2018. The event was attended by  870 exhibitors from 41 countries and 44 Russian regions. Expocentre Fairgrounds spread over 15 000 sq. …

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  • Block chain technology refuels Russian aviation innovation

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Russian air transport industry and the aviation department is refuelling its sector  and could not be more stark when one compares vision, innovation and digitalization.     The Russian aviation is undergoing a renaissance – and Gazpromneft-Aero (GPNA) is one …

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  • Russia moves to simplify visa regime with Turkey

    Published on : Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    The head of the Russian federal tourism body on Tuesday supported the move to simplify the visa regime with Turkey to increase tourism rates back home.   Oleg Safonov, chairman of the Federal Tourism Agency of Russia (Rostourism), told an …

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  • 6th Meeting Planners Russia made a good start in Moscow

    Published on : Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    After the great success of the Football World Cup hosted in Russia few months ago, now it is time for the 6th annual edition of MeetingPlanners Russia to make its moment of glory on 10 and 11 of September in …

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  • Easy, breezy visa application to Russia

    Published on : Saturday, September 8, 2018

    From today, Malaysians travelling to the Russian Federation will enjoy a simplified visa application process. A brief ceremony was held at the MATTA FAIR 2018, to announce and acknowledge Fun Sabah Tours Sdn Bhd, as the one-stop platform for tour …

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  • This year, Chinese tourism to Russia doubled in numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    The largest travel agency of China reported that the number in terms of Chinese travelers coming to Russia experienced an important boost up from January through July in comparison to the same time last year.   “Over the past few …

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  • Ugandan tourism evokes interest in Russia during World Cup

    Published on : Monday, July 16, 2018

    For starters, Russia has endured a bit of isolation from the West and the just concluded World Cup football was their perfect opportunity to market their nation, especially in tourism, hospitality and security.   Visitors were required to produce the …

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  • U.S. visitors spent $3 millions to go to World Cup finals in Russia

    Published on : Monday, July 16, 2018

    A million soccer fans from United Sates came to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Finals, where France won against Croatia on Sunday. And though the U.S. team isn’t playing, more Americans are attending than residents of any …

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