Articles tagged “russia”

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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Russians are Quick to Travel to Turkey Again After Apology

Russians are Quick to Travel to Turkey Again After Apology

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Russian travel companies welcomed the prospect of renewed travel to Turkey as another traditional destination, Egypt, has likewise felt a downturn while many Russians have turned to domestic travel in 2016.

1 year ago

Russia Lifts Ban on Tourism to Turkey After an Apology

Russia Lifts Ban on Tourism to Turkey After an Apology

Associated Press

Coming so soon after the terrorist bombing at the airport, renewed tourism ties between Russia and Turkey, which followed an apology from the latter, comes as welcome news in Ankara.

1 year ago

FlyDubai Crash in Russia Tied to Pilot Error

FlyDubai Crash in Russia Tied to Pilot Error

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Extreme weather certainly contributed to the crash of the FlyDubai plane in southern Russia in March but the initial findings say pilot error was a contributing factor.

2 years ago