Articles tagged “sochi”

Tourism

Olympic Officials Mull Making City Lobbyists Sign on to Ethics Code

We are pretty sure that an ethics code goes against everything the Olympics selection process is meant to stand for. And by that we mean it's most certainly corrupt.

Olympic Officials Mull Making City Lobbyists Sign on to Ethics Code

Tourism

Sochi Olympics’ $51 Billion Price Tag Deters Potential Hosts

The final cost is overwhelming for most global cities to swallow; however, breaking down how the money is spent and measuring it against a return in tourism and infrastructure would temper fears for their pocketbooks.

Sochi Olympics’ $51 Billion Price Tag Deters Potential Hosts

Hotels

The First Extreme Hotel Will Open in Sochi, Russia in 2015

They better have Red Bull on tap or we're like totally checking out.

The First Extreme Hotel Will Open in Sochi, Russia in 2015

Media and PR

Olympics Are Having a Real #SochiProblems Problem on Social Media

To be fair to the official account: Who really wants to read tweets by Olympics officials when there's a snarky journalist with a Twitter handle and a few opinions?

Olympics Are Having a Real #SochiProblems Problem on Social Media

Tourism

Sochi’s Challenge Post-Olympics Is Putting the Stadiums to Use

Past Olympic hosts have had a tough time putting stadiums to use, running up costs long after the games are over and visitors gone.

Sochi’s Challenge Post-Olympics Is Putting the Stadiums to Use

Tourism

Focus on Family Travel for Post-Olympics Sochi, Says President Putin

After the games, someone should remind Putin the difference between wishing and reality and what that means to real-life handfuls.

Focus on Family Travel for Post-Olympics Sochi, Says President Putin

Tourism

Sochi’s Tourism Future Cast Into Doubt by Moody’s

Once the medals have been awarded and the crowds are gone from the Sochi Olympics, the region will be saturated with an over-abundance of hotels and a repetitional hangover if the current negativity surrounding the Olympics persists. Sustainable tourism this is not.

Sochi’s Tourism Future Cast Into Doubt by Moody’s

Airlines

The Latest Olympics Security Concern Is Toothpaste on Airlines

Considering how few U.S. airlines fly direct to Russia, this warning is more about saying "we're watching" than publicly identifying a real threat.

The Latest Olympics Security Concern Is Toothpaste on Airlines

Tourism

Workers in Sochi Scramble to Finish Hotel Rooms Ahead of Olympics

Prior to every Olympics there's last-minute scrambling to finish rooms, venues, and transport networks. We'll need to wait until Thursday's opening to see what the final status is.

Workers in Sochi Scramble to Finish Hotel Rooms Ahead of Olympics

Tourism

Australia Imposes Travel Restrictions on Its Olympic Athletes in Sochi

Let's hope the ban won't prevent the winter Olympians from enjoying the beach at the Black Sea summer resort.

Australia Imposes Travel Restrictions on Its Olympic Athletes in Sochi