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U.S.-based international hotel and resort chain Wyndham plans to open 15 new hotels in Russia and neighboring countries within the next two years, RusTourism News reports.  Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 9,200 hotels and 20 brands across more than 80 countries. The company...
Russia’s state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is planning the creation of a civil aviation division by merging the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the UAC-Integration Center and New Civil Technologies with the Irkut Corporation. According to AviaPort.ru, UAC’s board of directors decided to increase efficiency and attractiveness for investors by...
Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced the official launch of its new terminal C, the first stage of a massive project designed to boost flag carrier Aeroflot’s base hub whilst also increasing Russia’s largest airport’s annual capacity to 100 million passengers, Rusaviainsider.com informed. The new terminal C, which is connected to...
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...
The number of passengers serviced at Sheremetyevo International Airport for the first eight months of 2019 has increased by 13% year-on-year, totaling 33.897 million. The data has once again earned Sheremetyevo the title of the world's top airport by punctuality, according to Flightstats rankings, with 93.83% of flights departing on...
After Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev saw Heathrow airport in London, he decided to build the same in Moscow. Russia Beyond put together some key moments in the history of Russia’s largest airport. On August 11, 1959, the first Tu-104 with passengers from Leningrad arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The following...
Lawmakers in Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) have passed a bill banning hostels in residential buildings, a measure that risks severely limiting affordable accommodation options for travelers, Lenta.ru reports. “Living accommodations in an apartment building cannot be used to provide hotel services,” the bill, which was first submitted...
Iran will follow up on the issue of visa-free travel for mutual tourist groups with Russia at the upcoming Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT) in March, the country’s tourism minister said on Monday, according to the Tehran Times. “The Russian fair is very important so that we...
Visa-free travel for Russian citizens in Taiwan has been prolonged until July 31, 2020, TASS news agency reported citing authorities. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to the news agency that the experiment to provide visa-free travel for citizens of Russia, as well as Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines will be...
The Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Tourist Agency, Sergey Korneev, has hit out at Finland’s decision to tighten up the visa application process for Russian tourists, saying the new requirements could have negative consequences for tourism to Finland, Izvestia reports. In August, the Finnish government announced it would bring the...