Live a gastronomy experience during the famous Mount Athos Area Kouzina culinary festival which will be held in the third leg of Halkidiki from the 15th of Mau until the 15th of June!
Aeroflot Group now includes a budget airline named Dobrolet. Originally, it was the name of the joint-stock company established in 1923, a predecessor of today’s Aeroflot.
Russian citizens will choose top 10 attractions of the country, which will be presented in miniature in the “Park of Russia” landscape complex in Moscow region.
In 2012 the tourist flow from Russia to Sweden increased by 12%, Head of the Russian office of VisitSweden, Alexander Panko said at a press conference held during the annual Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT).
According to KPMG’s latest Report: ‘International Hotel Operators in Russia‘, the number of international-brand hotel rooms in Russia is expected to more than double from 21,885 in October 2012 to 47,534 by 2018. The growth of the industry accelerated last year, with more than 8 new international brand hotels opening, and plans for a further [...]
Citizens of Russia and Japan will be able to obtain three-year multiple-entry visas free of charge, First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said. According to him, the draft law on ratification of the agreement on simplifying the issuance of visas to the citizens of Russia and Japan, signed in January 2012, has been approved by [...]
Bankruptcies of tour operators had the greatest impact on the market in 2012, this opinion was expressed by 23% of ATOR portal’s respondents. In 2012, tourism market experienced a lot of turmoil. The year began with tragic event – the collapse of the Costa Concordia cruise liner- which led to a loss of confidence to [...]
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák has informed Slovak media about simplification of visa regime with Russia and Ukraine.
Easier for American citizen to enter Russia following visa free regime in South America Good news released by the US Embassy in Moscow about a Historic bilateral Visa Agreement USA & Russia from September 9th, 2012. These are fantastic news especially when Russia is preparing for the winter Olympics in Sochi and other international Russian Sport Events [...]
The first test phase of the “Frigate Ecojet” completed. Experiment took place in the WT-106 TSAGI and suggested investigating the characteristics of the aircraft in the cruise flight mode. Over 55 cycles were performed as part of the study. Research has shown the calculated compliance of the lifting and torque characteristics of the “Frigate Ecojet” [...]
The Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rostourism) has announced a new brand identity of Russia for tourism including new logo and slogan. A new logo will be applied to all activities conducted under the federal target program (FTP) for tourism development in the Russian Federation until 2018. The logo creation contest was announced and [...]
Russia is ready to abolish visas with the European Union, Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives in the Russian Foreign Ministry. The EU is also gradually preparing to abolish the visa regime with Russia. For example, Germany is going to provide support to Russia in this matter. A year ago [...]
Increased number of flights to Thailand, Crete, Vietnam and Majorca. Tour operators have agreed with airlines to decline the number of flights twice from Novosibirsk to Turkey in the summer program of flights. The title of the most popular resort for Siberians gradually moves to Thailand, the Chairman of the Board of Novosibirsk Association of [...]
The 19th Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) took place at the end of March and was hailed as a great success by exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The exhibition had a 4% increase in visitor attendance compared to 2011 with 82,933 attendees, and over 3,000 exhibiting companies from 197 countries and [...]
The Russian inbound tourism industry has been slammed as a “disaster”, during a lively panel debate at the inaugural WTM Vision Conference – Moscow. KMP Group President Vladimir Kantorowich labelled the inbound Russian industry as the “Cinderella of the Russian tourism industry” claiming the “government has done nothing to develop it”, at WTM Vision Conference – Moscow, [...]
The Russian government should elaborate proposals to simplify the order of entry into the Russian Federation by foreign tourists by June 1. This request was made by President Dmitry Medvedev as a result of the meeting devoted to developing tourism cluster in the North Caucasus. Dmitry Medvedev said that not more than 2 million tourists [...]
The Governor of Vologodskaya oblast Oleg Kuvshinnikov presented a whole year round project “Velikiy Ustyug is a homeland of Ded Moroz”. The Governor gave orders to make some changes in target program of the development of Velikiy Ustyug which was adopted in 2010 for 4 years. Despite the increasing interest in this town, the project [...]
According to the data of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the tourist flow from Russia to Thailand increased by 57% in 2011. Thailand received 1 014 000 Russian citizens in 2011. Even the flood in Thailand didn’t affect the tourist flow from Russia. Every 20th tourist was Russian in Thailand in 2011. Russia took the [...]
Looking to tap into one of the world’s fastest growing outbound travel markets, a group of major tourism businesses from across the UK will head to Russia today as part of a VisitBritain led trade mission that the national tourism agency hopes will allow the UK to capitalise on the world’s ninth most valuable tourism [...]
DirectRooms.com releases details on the 21st International Education Fair, which is being held over the course on 16th, 18th, and 19th February 2012. Russia’s largest education exhibition held on an international scale, this event is being held at the Hotel
Kaliningrad authorities decided to use old forts, castles, bastions, ravelins and other defensive installation in the territory of the region with tourist purpose. It’s planning to create an interactive museum in fort Stein and to open hotel, restaurant, craftsmen studio and expo centres in fort of King Friedrich III. At the same time, the majority [...]
According to the Tourism Counsellor Bureau of Hungary, the Russians spent 379 thousand nights in the hotels of Hungary during the period from January to October 2011 (+16.7%). The total number of the nights of the foreign tourists in Hungarian hotels during 10 months amounted to 7.3 million (+5.9%). The number of the tourists in [...]
Association of Tour Operators of Russia held a press conference about the results of the year and the prospects for 2012. The year of 2011 will be a record-breaking in the growth of the number of the tourist trips, assure the experts. However, the profitability of the mass outbound destinations fells with the increase of [...]
Moscow - According to Dmitry Smirnov of Events Magazine Russia, the meetings industry in Russia has experienced substantial growth in the last year with the leading 12 specialists recording International MICE business in excess of €.70 million and this figure represents only 40% of the total as domestic events, business travel and official delegations to conferences [...]
The cost of the holidays in the UAE decreased by 20%. In October and November the operators had to publish a lot of special offers due to the increase of the air transportation to the country almost in two times. The decrease of the price has affected the segment of budget tours. According to the [...]
The number of the tourists who wished to travel abroad increased by 15-20% during the first 6 months of the year in comparison with the same period of last year. Such data was announced by Aleksandr Radkov, the Head of Rostourism during the press conference. According to Mr Radkov, inbound and domestic tourist flows increased [...]
The number of the Russians who visited Greece during the summer period increased by 40% in comparison with last year, however the price wars of the tour operators didn’t give them an opportunity to make money of selling the tours. The experts describe the situation as a complicated one for getting a real profit. Ekaterina [...]
The popularity of the holidays in Cuba has been growing constantly together with the Caribbean region in general. Despite the fact that a considerable growth is not expected this winter, the volumes of the air transportation will be increased. Aeroflot will keep the volumes of last year and will have the flights 5 times a [...]
The authorities of Chelyabinskaya oblast are ready to refund in part the costs of air companies for the organization of the transportation to the prospective for the region destinations, informs Mega U. Such measures may help to attract the foreign tourists. The subsidies from the regional budget will be paid for the air companies which [...]
The number of the Russian tourists in Finland has increased considerably this summer. According to the data received by the Finnish Statistics Bureau, our tourists had the greatest share among the foreigners who had holidays in the country. The number of the visits of the Russian tourists in June 2011 increased by 28% in comparison [...]
The first international excursion train left Kazanskiy railway station on August 15, 2011. The train will arrive in Beijing on August 29, 2011. The organizers of the tourist train are RZD Tour, the Federal Passenger Company and Intourist. The train will be en route for 2 weeks and the passengers will be able to visit [...]
The Russians made a monthly record of the visits to Cyprus last month. 56.4 thousand Russian tourists visited the country in June 2011, announces ATOR Analytical Service. According to the data of Cyprus Statistics Office, the tourist flow of the Russians increased by 53.4% in June 2011 in comparison with the same period of last [...]
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Greece Pavlos Gerulanos announced on the press conference as a result of his visit to Russia that it’s possible to get Greek visa in Moscow Consulate in 24 hours. However, the tour operators haven’t noticed yet such simplification of the procedure: the visa is issued in 3 days. [...]
According to the Greek statistics, the most popular destination among the Russians remains Crete. 53 thousand Russians visited the island in June 2011 (+50% in comparison with the same period of last year). A good dynamics showed May which cannot be called a high season in Greece. Nevertheless, almost 30 thousand Russians visited the country [...]
Spain estimates that 2011 will be a record-breaking in number of the tourists from Russia. The country plans to become “a number one destination” for the Russians in 5 years. The Consulate General of Spain issued 442 thousand visas in 2010 (+59.3% in comparison with 2009). The number of issued visas increased by 65% in [...]
The annual awarding ceremony of ATOR Travel Awards took place on June 23, 2011 in Moscow. 15 foreign tourist representative offices in Russia took part in the contest. All the participants of ATOR annual reception got a chance to lose a touch of reality, feel the atmosphere of real festivity and communicate with the colleagues [...]
The majority of the Russians prefer spending their holidays away from the home. However not all of them can afford it. According to the survey of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), 54% of the Russians don’t travel due to the lack of money. The holidays abroad (31% of the respondents’ dream) and Black [...]
According to ATOR Analytical Service the number of the requests for Turkey in May 2011 decreased by almost one third in comparison with the same period of last year. But then the number of the requests for Greece increased almost by one third and for Spain by 22%. 38% of the requests fell on Turkey; [...]