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What countries do Russian tourists with children choose for the New Year’s dates?
The tour operator Tui Russia has analyzed the demand for the New Year holidays and compiled a rating of tourist destinations where Russians plan to travel with their children.
Finland will start issuing five-year multiple entry visas for Russians from February 2020
Finland will begin issuing five-year Schengen visas to Russians starting February 2, 2020 in connection with the new EU visa rulebook. In addition, from February 2, applicants will be able to apply for a visa six months before the planned trip.
Rosturizm official criticizes Finland’s tighter visa regime for Russians
The Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Tourist Agency, Sergey Korneev, has hit out at Finland’s decision to tighten up the visa application process for Russian tourists, saying the new requirements could have negative consequences for tourism to Finland.
Russians can go to Finnish Santa Claus by charter flight
The tour operator Russian Express announced the start of sales of New Year's five-day package tours to Finnish Lapland. The company took the blocks of seats on charters to Rovaniemi, near which is the residence of Santa Claus.
Petersburg-Helsinki Allegro train traffic grew by almost 17 percent in 2019
The press service of Oktyabrskaya Railway reports (branch of Russian Railways) that the passenger flow of high-speed trains Allegro from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in January-July 2019 increased by 16,6% compared to the same period last year - up to 316,3 thousand people.
Outbound tourist flow from Russia increased by 6.67% in the first half of the year
In January-June 2019, citizens of the Russian Federation made 21 212 095 trips abroad. This is 6.67% more than in the same period of the last year. Turkey became the leader of outbound tourism, Italy is growing rapidly and tourist flow to Thailand has slightly decreased.
Outbound tourist flow in the I quarter of 2019: where did the Russians rest in winter