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In a move made to attract more Russian tourists to Jamaica, the Caribbean country’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Russian citizens no longer need visas to enter the island nation, The Jamaica Observer reports. Nearly 300 tourists from Russia arrived on the inaugural Pegas Touristik and Nordwind...
The Polish Tourism Organisation (POT), a state agency responsible for tourism, has received an award for promoting the country's tourist attractions on the Russian market, Interfax reports. The annual award - which has an eight-year tradition - is being granted by the organization of Russian travel agencies, ATOR.  As POT explained...
Russia’s aviation authorities are facing a great shortage of funds for the reconstruction of regional airfields, which according to sources cited by business newspaper Kommersant, a number of projects were postponed ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Experts believe that the shortage of funds will primarily affect numerous small...
Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot is to operate a new daily service between Dublin and Moscow with an Airbus A320 aircraft, The Irish Independent reports. The daily service will start from October 28, Dublin Airport said. "We are delighted to welcome Aeroflot back to Dublin Airport with this direct connection to Moscow," Vincent...
Sheremetyevo Airport’s staff held a tour for high school students from the Moscow region, during which they had the opportunity to meet pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers. The event was organized within the pilot project “Future Personnel for the Regions,” 360tv reported. There are about 60 air traffic controllers in...
The modern buffet has its origins in 16th-century Sweden, where guests gathered for a pre-dinner drink of Swedish schnapps. But the smörgåsbord (as the buffet table came to be known) did not experience a rapid increase in popularity until the mid-18th century. This coincided with railroads expanding across Europe when...
On Sunday 28 October, British Airways launched a direct flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO). Now, British Airways flights are even more convenient for passengers who live in Russia wish to get to the center of Moscow as quickly as possible on arrival. Sheremetyevo International Airport...
Russian Ambassador to Thailand Kirill Barsky expects up to 1.7 mln Russians to visit the country by the end of 2018, TASS reports. “We continue to top record travel levels: in 2017, 1.346 million Russians visited the kingdom, a 23% increase compared with 2016,” the ambassador said in an interview with...
Tanzania has scooped the Best Destination award in the Exotic Destination category in a poll conducted by the National Geographic Magazine’s Russian travel guide, IPP Media reports. According to a statement released yesterday by Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, the country’s ambassador to Russia, Simon...
Experts from the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs (INF) have concluded that the prospects for simplifying the visa regime between Russia and China, Lenta.ru reported. According to INF’s Vladimir Petrovsky, the introduction of a visa-free regime will boost tourism and strengthen economic ties between the two countries, as well as their...