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Tourism Ireland goes after wealthy Russians

DUBLIN, Ireland - Russian zillionaires such as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov could soon be spotted kissing the Blarney stone or downing a pint of the black stu

Russian consul: Number of Russian tourists to Goa will reach 200000

PANAJI, Goa — The number of Russian tourists to Goa could soon touch 200,000 annually, newly-appointed Russian honorary consul in Goa Victor Albuquerque said Monday.

Russian tourist kills fellow traveler in Vietnam

MOSCOW, Russia - A Russian tourist died after a fight with his compatriot and fellow-traveler in a coastal city of Nha Trang in southern Vietnam, The Tuoi Tre News website reported.

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 from

Five killed, 19 injured in Belgium tour bus crash

MOSCOW, Russia - Two aircraft sent by the Russian Emergencies Ministry to Belgium following a tourist bus crash in the West European country have landed in Brussels Airport, the ministry said Monday.

Big-spending Russians boost Spain’s tourism industry

MADRID, Spain - Big-spending Russian tourists are flocking to Spain's beaches and famous landmarks in ever greater numbers, providing a much-needed boost to the recession-hit country's key tourism ind

Russian tourists lift Cyprus’s tourist arrivals to a seven-year high

An influx of Russian holidaymakers lifted Cyprus's tourist arrivals to a seven-year high in 2012, offering rare good news to a recession-hit economy, official data showed on Monday.

Cuba experiencing Russian tourist invasion

According to the Cuban government, tourism from Russia has more than doubled in the last two years, an influx tour guides say has as much to do with Russian nostalgia for Cuba as it has to do with ins

Bankrupt tour operator leaves Russian tourists stranded in Bulgaria

Russian tourists brought to Bulgaria by the now-bankrupt Russian tour operator Cherry Tour have been asked to pay twice for their hotel accommodations.

Russian travelers suffer particularly awful week

From being pegged as the world’s worst-dressed tourists to having been stranded in their vacation destinations to, Russian travelers have suffered a particularly dreadful week.

Georgian President: Russian Foreign Minister advertising Georgia well

By advising its citizens not to travel to Georgia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is in fact advertising Georgia and deserves “a tourist agent’s salary” from Tbilisi, President Saakashvi

One Russian tourist killed, 46 injured in Cambodian bus crash

One Russian tourist died instantly and 46 other passengers – largely foreigners – were injured and rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon when a tourist bus spun off the road and slammed into a ho

Indian MP: Goa needs protection from Russian, Israeli tourists

A member of the Indian parliament’s upper house voiced concern over Russian and Israeli tourists occupying villages in the Indian resort state of Goa, IANS news agency reported on Tuesday.

Foreign tourists in Maldives warned to exercise caution

The Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed stepped down on Tuesday following weeks of unrest. He handed over power to Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik. The situation has started to improve.

300 Russians stuck in Vietnam as tour operator goes bankrupt

At least 300 Russian tourists are stranded in the resort town of Mui Ne after a major Russian tourism firm that brought them to Vietnam went bankrupt last week.

Russian tourists seek cheap thrills

Russian tourists are becoming more adventurous in their choice of destination, but are also looking for a deal, especially this holiday season.

Regular charter flights carry Russian tourists to Lombok direct

The opening of the new Lombok International Airport has started to boost the tourism industry of

Turkish earthquake does not deter Russian tourists

According to a major tour operator, Russian tourists continued to arrive in Turkey despite aftershocks from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that leveled buildings and killed some 270 people in the country'

Russian tourists stuck in Bulgaria’s Bourgas to go home tomorrow

SOFIA, Bulgaria - The last of the hundreds of tourists - most from Russia – stranded in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Bourgas after Bulgaria Air cancelled flight tickets booked by Alma Tour over a

Third Russian tourist dies of alcohol poisoning

A third Russian woman has died of alcohol poisoning after a yacht tour in the popular Turkish Aegean resort of Bodrum, this time after returning to Moscow, spokesman for Russia's state tourism watchdo

Russian tourist dies, six other hospitalized in Turkey

A female Russian tourist in the popular Turkish Aegean resort of Bodrum has died and six other Russians have been hospitalized in critical condition as a result of alcohol poisoning, a representative

Cast your votes for Russian travel awards

Voter registration is now open at www.myplanetawards.ru for Russian tourists to cast their votes for their favorite Russian tourist attractions.

Russian tourists return to Egypt as travel ban lifted

A group of about 300 Russian tourists arrived in the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh on Saturday for the first time since the Russian Foreign Ministry recommended citizens to avoid vi

Turkey wants 4 millions Russian visitors in 2011

Turkey-Russia 11th Joint Economic Commission (KEK) held in one of Russian Federation republics Tatarstan’s capital of Kazan on Saturday.

Announcing My Planet Travel Awards, Moscow, September 2011

We are delighted to introduce readers of eTurboNews to the My Planet Travel Awards.

Official: There will be no Russian tourists in Egypt in two...

All Russian tourists will leave Egypt within the next few days, following two weeks of violent unrest, a Russian foreign policy official said on Tuesday.

32,000 Russians shun evacuation, stay in Egypt

MOSCOW, Russia - About 32,000 Russian tourists still stay at Egyptian resorts in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, Oleg Moseyev, spokesman for the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism said on Friday.

Never mind unrest, Russian tourists are staying in Egypt

Russia's Federal Tourism Agency on Sunday said that despite violent anti-government protests that have killed at least 100 Egyptians and injured thousands more, prompting foreign tourists to rush to t

Russian tourists leaving Tunisia

MOSCOW, Russia - About 100 Russian tourists, which could not fly home by a Transaero flight on Sunday, may do that in the small morning hours of Thursday, January 20, Federal Tourism Agency spokesman

Estonian resorts hoping to cash in on Russian tourists

Resorts in northeastern Ida-Viru County report being nearly booked out as droves of tourists from St. Petersburg and Moscow head to Estonia for the New Year holidays.