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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...
Travel retailers and industry associations operating in Russia are welcoming a new law allowing the opening of arrivals duty free stores across all international airports, seaports and river crossings in the country, TR Business reported. The long-awaited EAEU Customs Code was passed by the Russian government on 12 January 2019....
London Heathrow Airport held onto its status as Europe’s busiest hub last year with a pack of four challengers almost neck-and-neck in the competition for second place, Bloomberg reported. Moscow’s Sheremetyevo joined the regional top 10 at the expense of Rome’s Fiumicino terminal, spurred by a surge in soccer fans...
Thailand is the most popular foreign destination for Russian travelers this New Year festive season, the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR) has said, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda. Russian’s own Sochi is the most popular domestic destination, the industry association revealed. "Thailand’s beaches and Sochi’s ski resorts competed fiercely for...
OAG Aviation Worldwide ranked the most punctual airlines and airports in the world for 2018, Izvestya reported. The report shows that Panamanian company Copa Airlines had the least delays and discrepancies with the schedule during 2018. The top 10 airlines also include Latvian airBaltic, Qatar Airways and the Dutch KLM....
Pegas Touristik, a Russian tour operator which organizes about 300 charter flights every season, has decided to discontinue its charter operations in India’s Goa from January 12, The Times of India reports. Joao Xavier Miranda of Cicerone Air Transport Services, an airline representative firm, said Pegas’ decision is due to...
The number of branded hotel rooms in Russia and the countries from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has grown by 8,000, says a report by JLL Hotels and Hospitality, according to Travel Daily News. “Compared to the previous three years, 2018 was a breakthrough in terms of branded...