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Easing visa restrictions may increase Russia’s budget revenue from the tourism industry by 20-30%, the country’s Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin told state-run news agency TASS. "According to our estimates, easing visa restrictions and making other major changes may help immediately increase Russia’s revenue from the tourism industry, which currently...
Oman wants to double the number of Russians to visit the country as a tourist destination in the next two years, Harald Zulauf, CEO of the Oman external tourism office in Russia has said, according to The Times of Oman. “At maximum, we hope that the number is doubled within the...
Airports across Russia could introduce automated passport control systems, which will allow passengers to automatically pass through passport control using biometric data and foreign passports, RT reported. Border and customs officers have already conducted testing of the systems at Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports, and based on its results, a decision...
Sheremetyevo introduced WeChat Pay at 54 stores across the airport, following the partnership with Yandex Kassa. WeChat Pay is a service that works as an electronic wallet, based on the Chinese WeChat messenger, rb.ru informed. Payment for purchases via WeChat Pay is contactless and done via QR codes. The new...
Space tourists who plan to carry out a suborbital flight from Russia won’t need long training, with preparation possible in just one day, the head of Russian company CosmoCourse Pavel Pushkin has said, according to TASS news agency. CosmoCourse wants to engage in space tourism from 2025, with plans underway...
Russian airline Royal Flight is expected to launch regular flights to Taiwan later this year, the country’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Sunday, according to the Taipei Times. The agency said it has received a letter from Russia's civil aviation authorities designating Royal Flight to offer regular air services to...
Russians topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey through border gates in 2018, according to a Turkish Interior Ministry statement released on Thursday, Vesti FM reported. Officials from the ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency that nearly 6 million Russians came to the country...
Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot had to adjust the schedule of domestic and international flights for January 21 and the night of January 22 due to temporary closure of a runway in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, following an incident with a Boeing 737 passenger aircraft, Sputnik reported. A representative of Moscow emergency...
On Sunday at the Sheremetyevo International Airport, fans greeted the Russian “KamAZ-master”, winners of this year’s Dakar rally marathon, Izvestya reported. “Every year we say that Dakar is becoming more and more difficult. But believe me, this year was not only the most difficult, but the most nervous too. But...
The Russian transport minister Evgeny Dietrich said on Saturday he hopes prices of air tickets in 2019 will remain at the current level, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported. "We really hope that we will be able to keep the prices, although it will be very difficult given the fact that the price...