Articles tagged “sochi”

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

Media and PR

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Tourism

Vladimir Putin stole a Super Bowl ring, and the Olympic rings, too

While everyone expects this type of behavior in Putin's Russia, the taint of corruption that surrounds Olympic officials is something people accept. Even when they approve something as outlandish as a Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Vladimir Putin stole a Super Bowl ring, and the Olympic rings, too

Tourism

Cost of failure at Russian Winter Olympics? Putin may poison you

When officials "flee" the country after they make a mistake, you know you're dealing with a leadership you don't want to entrust an international event to.

Cost of failure at Russian Winter Olympics? Putin may poison you

Tourism

Russia’s $50 billion Winter Olympic: The oligarchs get restless

Oligarchs and officials looking for long-term growth in Sochi that will justify the massive costs don't have many Olympic success stories to point to.

Russia’s $50 billion Winter Olympic: The oligarchs get restless

Tourism

Sale of stake in Russian Railways will be used as an excuse if Olympics upgrade doesn’t happen

What overseas financier in his or her right mind would make a major infrastructure investment in a country that's demonstrated it cares nothing for the rule of law and will yank away ownership at the drop of Putin's hat?

Sale of stake in Russian Railways will be used as an excuse if Olympics upgrade doesn’t happen