Articles tagged “Russia war”

Tourism

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

Tourism to Russia has taken an enormous hit since the country's invasion of Ukraine. An economy hurt by sanctions doesn't help in its pitch to travelers either. But Russia sees opportunities with India's outbound travelers.

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

Tourism

European Union Divided on Visa Ban for Russian Tourists

Commenting on the European Union's call for a visa ban on Russian tourists, a Kremlin spokesperson said that the EU is demonstrating an absolute lack of reason. At least Russia still sees the value of reason behind actions.

European Union Divided on Visa Ban for Russian Tourists

Tourism

Kyrgyzstan’s $20 Billion ‘Eco-City’ Project Draws Ire for Greenwashing

If Kyrgyzstan wants to develop tourism, it should look to harness its abundant natural resources. The creation of a mammoth "eco -city" in an environmentally vulnerable area may not be the best boost for the country’s tourism potential.

Kyrgyzstan’s $20 Billion ‘Eco-City’ Project Draws Ire for Greenwashing

News Blog

Norwegian Cruise Line Posts a $1 Billion First-Quarter Loss

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has reported a net loss of $1 billion for the first quarter of this year, as the Omicron variant hit sailings. The Russia-Ukraine conflict also resulted in the cancellation or modification of 60 sailings, which included all voyages with calls to ports in Russia. However, the result is an improvement…

Tourism

Russia Withdraws From UN Tourism Organization After Suspension Threat

Russia may have pulled out, but the vote will still go ahead as without this formal process the suspension won't be immediate. If it goes through, expect more international organisations to follow suit.

Russia Withdraws From UN Tourism Organization After Suspension Threat

Coronavirus

Japan Finally Shows Signs of Recovery: Skift Travel Health Index

Poor travel performances in Russia and China, which did not come as a surprise, suppress an otherwise strong continuation of travel’s recovery in March 2022 that finally saw Japan make some gains, according to our Skift Travel Health Index.

Japan Finally Shows Signs of Recovery: Skift Travel Health Index

Coronavirus

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hong Kong will reopen to travelers from nine countries in April, the war in Ukraine is delaying world health officials' review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and family trips are expected to make a big rebound this year.

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Ukraine War Delays Approved Travel With Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

The review process by world health officials of the Russian jabs was postponed by the war, so travelers are requesting to get vaccinated with approved brands. Other destinations with fewer stringent health requirements are managing to seize the moment.

Ukraine War Delays Approved Travel With Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

Tourism

German Resort Town Grapples With Growing Rift Around Russian Oligarch

Although Germans may be historically averse to getting involved in personal legal issues, the country needs to issues sanctions quickly against Russia or else more oligarchs will view it as a safe haven.

German Resort Town Grapples With Growing Rift Around Russian Oligarch

Tourism

Study Abroad Providers Plot Future for Russia Programs

Although several study abroad providers want to return to Russia in the near future, they'll only be able to do so when the country loses its status as an international pariah. That's not happening anytime soon. Here is their alternative thinking right now.

Study Abroad Providers Plot Future for Russia Programs