Apr 30, 2018

Kazakhstan to start issuing e-visas in July

Kazakhstan will start issuing electronic visas July 1 as part of the Digital Kazakhstan programme. Visitors will be able to apply online through an electronic portal

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Apr 26, 2018

Rome, Russians and Chinese push growth

2.4 million tourists have come since the beginning of the year. The United States is always the first market, but forecasts for late spring look to the east

Apr 19, 2018

Tourism, Russia opens to tax free shopping for non-EU citizens

Tourists visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg will save up to 18% against a minimum cost of 10,000 rubles (130 euros)

Apr 5, 2018

Wellness treatments with wine signed Andrea Bocelli on board of MSC Cruises

Exception partnership between MSC Cruises and “Bocelli Wines”

Mar 30, 2018

Valtur: redundancies started

Historic villages of international tourism (Favignana, Ostuni, Capo Rizzuto) will not open in the next summer season

Mar 25, 2018

Italy, tourists from abroad constantly growing: 60 mln in 2017 (+ 5.2%)

Confturism: foreigners in constant growth push the sector    

Mar 18, 2018

Post-war ‘political art’ between Guttuso and Schifano

‘Birth of a Nation’ in Florence, 16/3 to 22/7

Mar 9, 2018

Valtur closes

Asked for the “concordato”. No prospect for the future

Feb 14, 2018

Aeroflot to tighten up enforcement of hand-luggage regulations

Passengers must present all baggage for registration, including hand luggage anadditional items carried at no extra charge in excess of the free baggage and hand-luggage allowance

Jan 24, 2018

Russian hotels hike prices by up to 5,000% for World Cup

A zero-star hotel in one of 11 Russian cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer has raised its price by more than 5,000 percent, Russia’s tourism industry watchdog has said

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Nov 24, 2016

Moscow to fingerprint foreigners from 2017

According to Russian Ministry of Interior, all foreign nationals arriving in Russia will be fingerprinted

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Nov 10, 2016

Finance Ministry to prepare a bill on tax-free by Dec. 2016

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has charged the Finance Ministry to prepare a bill introducing VAT refund system in Russia

Nov 1, 2016

Russia opens its second tourism office in China to stimulate flows

Visit Russia tourism office will be opened in November in Shanghai within China International Travel Market to boost Chinese tourist flow

Oct 26, 2016

Moscow named one of the wold’s best cities by Lonely Planet

Russian capital city of Moscow for the first time was named in the publisher’s annual Best in Travel list

Oct 25, 2016

Chinese investors to promote tourism in Russia’s Lake Baikal

Chinese Chungjingxin singes a memorandum of cooperation with Russian tour operator Grand Baikal to provide USD11 billion in Lake Baikal tourism

Sep 23, 2016

Putin introduces resort fee in Russia

Money from the fee are supposed to go on the development of Russian sanatoriums-resort complex

Sep 12, 2016

Moscow to host international tourism congress

The programme of the Congress contains several seminars and sightseeing tours from September 22 to 26

Sep 1, 2016

Russia proposes visa-free regime with India, Vietnam, and Iran

Russian Tourism Agency proposes to introduce mutual visa-free group tourist exchanges with these countries

Aug 5, 2016

Russian investments in Umbria region

A Fund of Andrey Yakunin intends to invest in Italian Antognolla in Umbria over EUR150 mln

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