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  • Italian «all inclusive» includes shopping

    28.04.2016

    Italian «all inclusive» includes shopping

    Italian region Marche wants to attract more Russian tourists, said Pietro Talarico, Head of regional tourism office, during his visit to Moscow. This aim is reflected in the promotional plan of Regione Marche for 2016. Marche has everything that Russian tourists like: good food, beautiful beaches and «all inclusive».

  • Tax benefits are promised to the hotel Investors in St. Petersburg

    05.02.2016

    Tax benefits are promised to the hotel Investors in St. Petersburg

    The administration of the Northern capital is drafting a bill on granting tax privileges to the investors who will invest in the designing and construction of hotels of category 3* and 4* and objects of the congress-exhibition infrastructure.

  • “Breeze Line” offers cruises to Japan for 550$

    05.02.2016

    “Breeze Line” offers cruises to Japan for 550$

    Japan is traditionally believed to be the luxury class destination. Such image of the country deters many tourists from visiting it. Meanwhile, there is a relatively inexpensive way of travelling to Japan. According to the data provided by "Breeze Line" company, a trip to Japan including the cruise will cost the tourist two times less than a similar tour by land.

  • Bulgaria promises free visas for Russian children

    01.02.2016

    Bulgaria promises free visas for Russian children

    The Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria Nikolina Angelkova confirmed that children under 16 years of age coming from Russia to the organized activities or children's activities, will receive free visas

  • Spanish tourism industry requests to facilitate the visa regime for Russians

    01.02.2016

    Spanish tourism industry requests to facilitate the visa regime for Russians

    In 2015, Spain was visited by more than 68 million foreign tourists, which is a new record (+4.9 per cent compared to 2014). Following the results of the year, Russia stays the 10th largest market in terms of significance for Spain.

  • Alexander Kurnosov: “The time of the crisis is not merely the source of problems for business, but also new opportunities”

    01.02.2016

    Alexander Kurnosov: “The time of the crisis is not merely the source of problems for business, but also new opportunities”

    The Deputy General Director of tour operator "Academservice" Alexander Kurnosov described what could make Russia an attractive tourism destination, which technologies will stimulate the development of business, expressed his opinion on whether there is a boom of inbound tourism and why it is not going to be easy for Chinese tourists in Sochi.

  • There will be no visa-free entry to Russia during the football World Cup 2018

    29.01.2016

    There will be no visa-free entry to Russia during the football World Cup 2018

    A bill providing for a simplified visa regime for participants of World Football Championship 2018 is being considered in the state Duma. Previously it was assumed that fans will be able to visit Russia without a visa. Experts believe that the government's decision will not affect the number of fans at the World Cup 2018.

  • The government orders to provide support to domestic tourism tour operators

    26.01.2016

    The government orders to provide support to domestic tourism tour operators

    The orders of the Head of the Government of the Russian Federation are given following the results of the meeting on domestic tourism, which was held by Dmitry Medvedev on the 5th of January in Sochi, relate to all of the major "weaknesses" of the Russian domestic tourism.

  • The drop of the exchange rate of ruble did not stop the sales

    22.01.2016

    The drop of the exchange rate of ruble did not stop the sales

    There was no full stop of sales due to the dramatic increase in the exchange rate of the dollar to the ruble – Russians continue to book tours for winter as well as summer seasons.

  • Practical proposals for government support of the tourism industry

    18.01.2016

    Practical proposals for government support of the tourism industry

    During the discussion of ways of development of domestic and inbound tourism at a meeting with the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the General Director of "NTK Intourist", the Vice-President of ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia), Victor Topolkaraev highlighted the main problems of mass tourism industry and has formulated a number of specific proposals on improving the mechanisms of regulation of domestic tourism.

  • Iran is interested in visa policy facilitation with Russia

    15.01.2016

    Iran is interested in visa policy facilitation with Russia

    The representative delegation from Iran headed by the Deputy Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Mr. Mortaza Rahmani Movahed has arrived in Moscow in order to discuss cooperation in the field of tourism.

  • New Year holidays outcomes

    13.01.2016

    New Year holidays outcomes

    At a press conference "The places Russians visited during the New Year holidays", held in "The Parliamentary Newspaper", the participants discussed the benefits of state subsidies to domestic tourism development, the prospects of the summer season, the need to create the Ministry of Tourism in Russia, as well as the places our fellow citizens chose to spend the New Year holidays at.

  • The need to obtain a visa to visit Russia decreases tourism flow by 25-30%

    30.12.2015

    The need to obtain a visa to visit Russia decreases tourism flow by 25-30%

    As was told to the "ATOR Messenger" by the tour operators working with the inbound destinations, it is not difficult for an organized foreign tourist to get a visa to Russia. It is more difficult for independent tourists, because they have to collect the documents on their own.

  • In St. Petersburg it is asked to allow 72 visa-free hours for tourists arriving by all types of transport

    24.12.2015

    In St. Petersburg it is asked to allow 72 visa-free hours for tourists arriving by all types of transport

    The authorities of St. Petersburg once again intend to send to the Federal agencies – the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Transport, the proposals for the expansion of opportunities of visa-free regime.

  • The main donors to foreign tourism in 2016 will be China, Germany, Italy and South-East Asia

    23.12.2015

    The main donors to foreign tourism in 2016 will be China, Germany, Italy and South-East Asia

    The drop of the exchange rate of ruble has a positive impact on the indicators of inbound tourism, claimed the Executive Director of ATOR (the Association of Tour Operators of Russia) Maya Lomidze at the press conference dedicated to the results of 2015 and projections for 2016.

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