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Post-2014 Winter Olympic Games Sochi: Empty hotels and stadiums or a thriving resort?

2014 Russian Winter Olympic Games Post-2014 Winter Olympic Games Sochi: Empty hotels and stadiums or a thriving resort?

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

News that London hotels are still feeling the negative impact of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games is not the kind of information Sochi, Russia, wants to hear.

Europe Congress organizing first MeetingPlanners Russia event

Coming to Moscow September 9 and 10 Europe Congress organizing first MeetingPlanners Russia event

The Russian economy is rising fast and the transformation becomes apparent in many industries, which reflects accordingly in MICE tourism.

Russian flagship airline to acquire smaller competitor

Aeroflot to buy Sibir airline Russian flagship airline to acquire smaller competitor

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot, may soon acquire one of its smaller competitors, as officials consider a move to consolidate the airlines.

Russia becomes second largest tourism source market for Dominican Republic

Russian Tourism To Dominican Republic Russia becomes second largest tourism source market for Dominican Republic

Russia is already the second most important source market for the Dominican Republic from the European continent, second only to France, a country with which it competes to lead tourist arrivals ...

Previously unavailable hotels in Russia offered by Agoda.com

Fascinating Russia Previously unavailable hotels in Russia offered by Agoda.com

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is partnering with WuBook for a strategic partnership that will allow ...

Russia needs to work on tourism flows from US and Western Europe

World Travel market research revealed Russia needs to work on tourism flows from US and Western Europe

Russia’s poor image overseas is holding back its inbound tourism industry’s ability to attract visitors from the US and Western Europe, reveals new research at World Travel Market’s (WTM) ...

Americans receive half the amount of vacation time of Russians

Paid and public holiday entitlements across the globe Americans receive half the amount of vacation time of Russians

DALLAS, Texas - Recent findings reveal a huge disparity in paid and public holiday entitlements across the globe.

Russia launches the Chinese Year of Tourism

china-russia travel Russia launches the Chinese Year of Tourism

China President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, attended the opening ceremony of the “Tourism Year of China” in Russia.

Moscow hosting international tourism exhibition

Moscow International Tourism and Travel Exhibition Moscow hosting international tourism exhibition

MOSCOW, Russia - Ministers of tourism and culture from 17 countries have come to Moscow to take part in a summit to discuss development of the global tourism industry.

Rosturizm chief: Russia-China tourism cooperation has great potential

Russia-China tourism Rosturizm chief: Russia-China tourism cooperation has great potential

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia-China cooperation on tourism has witnessed substantial progress in recent years, with greater potential to be explored, Alexander Radkov, head of Russian Federal Agency for ...

WTM Vision Conference-Moscow to focus on Russian travel market

Russian travel and tourism industry growing at a phenomenal rate WTM Vision Conference-Moscow to focus on Russian travel market

The second WTM Vision Conference-Moscow has an industry-leading line up to help senior industry delegates run their businesses.

Six of the best in Russia

Visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg Six of the best in Russia

LONDON, England - With new EasyJet flights to Moscow launching in the spring, and UK tour operators reporting an ever increasing demand for Russia tours, here are some suggestions for Moscow and ...

London opens Destination Moscow: Roadshow 2013

Destination Moscow: Roadshow 2013 London opens Destination Moscow: Roadshow 2013

MOSCOW, Russia - In the first quarter of 2013, the Moscow City Government will conduct Destination Moscow: Roadshow 2013.

Russia issues aviation warning as volcanoes spew columns of ash

Four live volcanos in Kamchatka could cause air traffic crash Russia issues aviation warning as volcanoes spew columns of ash

MOSCOW, Russia - The Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has issued an “orange” risk warning to aviation authorities and an advisory to airlines has been released to ...

1200 injured after meteorite explodes over central Russia

Chelyabinsk Meteorite Explosion 1200 injured after meteorite explodes over central Russia

CHELYABINSK, Russia - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged ...

Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims

Crackdown has started in St. Petersburg Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims and will review visas already given to Muslims irrespective of their nationalities, reported Dispatch News Desk (DND) from ...

New Siberian resort hopes Yeti myth will lure gullible tourists

Yeti Resort To Open In Russia New Siberian resort hopes Yeti myth will lure gullible tourists

A new Yeti resort is to be opened in Russia to encourage tourists to find the elusive creature.

Russian tourist killed in "Zorb" extreme attraction

Tourist dies in giant inflatable ball accident Russian tourist killed in "Zorb" extreme attraction

The organizer of the extreme attraction known as "Zorb" (a giant transparent inflatable ball) in Dombay, which killed a tourist in Russia, has been detained, law-enforcement officials in ...

Russia tourist arrivals to Guam grow a staggering 615 percent

Guam Visitors Bureau names ConnectWorldWide as PR rep in Russia Russia tourist arrivals to Guam grow a staggering 615 percent

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has appointed ConnectWorldWide (CWW) as its public relations and marketing representation in Russia.

Boeing commends Senate action supporting US exports to Russia

US-Russia Trade Boeing commends Senate action supporting US exports to Russia

CHICAGO, Ill. - Boeing today commended the Senate for its approval of legislation previously enacted by the House that establishes Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia.

Almost 40 million Russians traveled abroad in the first 9 months of 2012

Up 10 percent over last year Almost 40 million Russians traveled abroad in the first 9 months of 2012

Latest statistics on Russian outbound travel for the first 9 months of the year 2012 were published by the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation.

Russian investors conclude positive visit to Seychelles

exploring possibilities for serious investments Russian investors conclude positive visit to Seychelles

A strong group of Russian investors have now ended their visit to Seychelles where they met with Ministers Joel Morgan (Internal Affairs & Transport), Peter Sinon (Minister for Natural ...

Russian monstrous traffic jam stretches 125 miles

Weekend-long highway nightmare in Russia Russian monstrous traffic jam stretches 125 miles

If you've ever griped about being mired in a traffic jam, there was proof this weekend in Russia that it could have been worse.

Much, much worse.

Russia's fourth largest city vying to take world expo movement into the new age

World Expo in Ekaterinburg Russia's fourth largest city vying to take world expo movement into the new age

PARIS, France - Much like import/export figures and other benchmarks that track the economic strength of a country, mega-event hosting is now used more and more often to help define the success of ...

China's senior citizens are increasingly visiting Russia

Chinese retirees flock to Russia China's senior citizens are increasingly visiting Russia

Gray power is on the rise in the tourism market as China's senior citizens are increasingly visiting Russia.

Russia may simplify visa regulations for 2018 World Cup

2018 World Cup Russia may simplify visa regulations for 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia law makers would considering more simplified visa regulations for foreigners related to the 2018 World Cup, a travel industry union said Sunday.

Marriott to double Russia and CIS portfolio by 2015

Marriott to Grow Russia and CIS Portfolio by Over 50 Percent to More Than 30 Hotels Marriott to double Russia and CIS portfolio by 2015

MOSCOW and BETHESDA, Md. - Marriott International, Inc. is on track to double its portfolio in Europe from 40,000 rooms to 80,000 rooms by 2015.

Corinthia Hotels walk off with double honors at World Travel Awards

Malta and Russian hotels among European travel elite Corinthia Hotels walk off with double honors at World Travel Awards

Corinthia Hotels announced that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta and its Corinthia Hotel St.

Dassault Falcon Authorized Service Center to open in Moscow in 2013

Dassault Falcon Dassault Falcon Authorized Service Center to open in Moscow in 2013

Dassault Falcon and Avia Group are working together on an agreement to establish an Authorized Service Center (ASC) at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in 2013.

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