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The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has laid out a roadmap for developing a strategy for the tourism industry over the next six years, which proposes up to 100 billion rubles ($1.53 billion) in funding until 2024, a federal official told business newspaper Vedomosti. According to the official, these...
The Russian government has ambitious plans to invest around $1.6 billion in the next few years to attract more tourists and become one of the world's top 10 travel destinations. The latest incentives include eased visa restrictions and tours off the beaten track, AFP writes. Nearly 25 million tourists visited...
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the development of tourism infrastructure on the Kuril Islands, four of which are claimed by Japan in a decades-long dispute, TASS news agency reported. Medvedev gave the instructions, which focus on what Russians call the Kuril Islands, to Deputy Prime Minister Yury...
Russian companies are ready to invest as much as $50 billion in Croatia’s economy and it would be a foolish move by Croatia to not take advantage of the potential this could bring to the country, the Russian ambassador to Croatia has said, according to Poslovni Dnevnik. "Nobody has the...
Private Russian aircraft maintenance specialist NW Technic, which is closely associated with Nordwind Airlines and Pegas Fly, two airline subsidiaries of the Russia-based, Turkey-backed leisure tourism operator Pegas Touristik Group, has further diversified its client portfolio. Over the past year, the share of third-party airlines served by NW Technic...
The Belarusian Railway has temporarily canceled train connections to Moscow and St. Petersburg from April 5 due to the closure of the Russian border due to the situation with the coronavirus, RIA Novosti reported. Since March 30, the Russian government has limited traffic through road, rail, pedestrian, river and mixed border...
The Greece-Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018, an initiative of the tourism ministries of the two countries, wrapped up last Friday with a big music and dance event held at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), TASS news agency reported. Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura opened the event, saying that tourism unites...
About a third of respondents in a Russian survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing to Russian airplanes, Rusaviainsider.com reports. The quarterly poll, called Ivanov Consumer Index, tracks consumer confidence, focused on recent customer preference changes. One-third of the respondents admit they...
On June 1, Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, launched regular flights from Sheremetyevo to Marseille. The next day, on June 2, Brussels Airlines launched its first direct flight from Brussels to Moscow. With the latest additions, Sheremetyevo’s route network now includes over 220 destinations. The Moscow - Marseille route will be...
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...