Articles tagged “russia”

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Robert Reid, Skift

Travel is supposed to be the grand connector. Yet, whether consciously or not, the travel publishing world seems to be failing to seize a moment to champion what it always has championed — that travel helps reduce prejudice, bias, and bigotry.

4 days ago

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Associated Press

2 weeks ago

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Stepan Kravchenko, Lin Noueihed and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

Egypt's airport security is improving but terrorist attacks continued to plague the country this year. Resuming some Russian flights is a small step forward but tourists must also believe the country is safe to visit. Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts are not part of the resumption yet.

2 months ago

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Isolation breeds ignorance and fear of the unknown. Ending Russian visas to the United States is shooting ourselves in the foot on so many levels.

6 months ago

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

Stepan Kravchenko and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

The market for Russian travel to the U.S. might not be a huge one, but the decision to drastically cut back visa offerings is highly symbolic of the simmering tensions between the countries at the moment.

6 months ago

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Ricardo Zuniga, Associated Press

This isn't an entirely home-grown enterprise. Russia still must import its hops from the United States or Germany, and its grains from Europe. But, it's a start. It's good to see Russia branching out from mass-produced lagers.

6 months ago

Uber Exits Russia Through Deal With Local Rival Yandex

Uber Exits Russia Through Deal With Local Rival Yandex

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

At one point Uber justified its sky-high valuation with promises of global expansion in China, Russia, and India. This is likely not how they saw it all playing out.

8 months ago

Travel to Russia Surges Despite Geopolitical Tension

Travel to Russia Surges Despite Geopolitical Tension

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Russia is experiencing a huge tourism Trump bump, and tour operators are slammed with demand from U.S. travelers.

8 months ago

Turkey Tourism Makes Slight Turnaround After Year of Russian Tensions

Turkey Tourism Makes Slight Turnaround After Year of Russian Tensions

Onur Ant, Bloomberg

Turkey's tourism troubles extend far beyond its issues with Russia and average daily rates for hotels are still very low.

9 months ago

Turkey Looking Forward to Russian Tourists as Charter Flights Resume

Turkey Looking Forward to Russian Tourists as Charter Flights Resume

Associated Press

A season of Russian charter flights is not going to reverse a slide that's quickly undoing all the excellent work Turkey's travel brands have undertaken over the last decade.

1 year ago

Turkey Gets a Much Needed Tourism Boost From Returning Russians

Turkey Gets a Much Needed Tourism Boost From Returning Russians

Associated Press

A return of Russians couldn't come sooner for Turkey, despite remaining tensions. At this point Turkey would welcome use about anyone to sit resorts and attractions.

2 years ago

Elon Musk Finds a Booster in Putin as Russia Funds Hyperloop Project

Elon Musk Finds a Booster in Putin as Russia Funds Hyperloop Project

Ilya Khrennikov and Stepan Kravchenko, Bloomberg

Elon Musk's global ambitions are finding a ready audience in Russia and potentially much of the rest of Europe.

2 years ago