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Germany resumed issuing visas to Russians
The German Embassy in Russia resumed issuing all types of visas to Russians. Nowadays, it is possible to apply for a visa through Visa Metric centers.
Detlef Dahms Ratwaage Hotel, Germany: There Are No Differences Between Russian and Other Guests Anymore
Detlef Dahms Ratwaage Hotel, Germany: The are no differences between Russian and other guests in the meantime
Lufthansa plans six special flights between Moscow and Frankfurt in September
Lufthansa is planning six special passenger flights between Moscow and Frankfurt am Main in September this year.
German citizens, who interested in culture and history, prefer trips to Russia
Russia is always in great demand among travelers interesting in culture and is popular for group tours. The country is not in the top ten favorite destinations for Germans.
Russian Foreign Ministry called the conditions for the resumption of tourist trips to abroad
The Russian Foreign Ministry published a review of the plans of various states to cancel the restrictions imposed due to the situation with the pandemic.
Germany has limited the issuance of visas in Russia until May 15
As the German Embassy in the Russian Federation reports, visas at the German Embassy and Consulates in Russia are limited until May 15, applications can be accepted in exceptional cases.
Greece will issue Schengen visas only for tourists with arrivals no earlier than June 1
All consulates of the Schengen countries have temporarily stopped or limited the acceptance of visa applications. Germany and Greece were the last to close this list.
Russia limits all air travel to Italy, Germany, France and Spain
Russia is imposing restrictions on air transportation to Italy, Germany, France, and Spain.
Official data. Statistics of the departure of Russians abroad in 2019
According to the Border Service, in 2019, Russian citizens made 48 072 285 trips in 176 foreign countries and territories. This is 7,9% more than in 2018 (44 551 092).
Azimut Airlines will launch flights from Rostov-on-Don to Munich
Azimut Airlines will start operating flights from Rostov-on-Don to Munich (Germany) on March 31.
The most popular European cities for travelers for Christmas dates
In 2019 European routes account for about 8% of all tickets sold by Tutu.ru in December. The number of travelers, who decided to go to Europe for the holidays at the beginning of December, fell by 4%.
Independent tourists prefer Germany, Italy and Thailand for the New Year
Tourists, independently traveling abroad for the New Year’s date, favor this year Germany, Italy and Thailand. The TOP-5 also includes Spain and France.
Messe Berlin (Singapore) launches first MICE Show Asia 2019 to focus on APAC’s burgeoning MICE sector
Messe Berlin (Singapore), one of the world’s leading trade fair companies, announced that it will be organising the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The 3-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from 16 - 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. MICE Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events.
ANEX Tour opened the sale of package tours to Germany
ANEX Tour once again expands the range of European destinations. Since the end of March 2019, the tour operator has launched package tours with flights to Germany from Moscow. The regional programs are also discussed. According to the tour operator, excursion and combined tours to Germany are calculated on the basis of regular flights (GDS-tours) with departure from Moscow and arrival at the airports of Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.
Germany Pavilion debuts at ITB China 2019
Shanghai/ Berlin, 15 October 2018 – With the help of an initiative by Verband Internet Reisevertrieb e.V. (VIR), Germany’s leading association for the digital travel industry, German tourism companies are due to make a joint appearance at ITB China 2019, which will take place from 15 to 17 May 2019 in Shanghai.
Germania will fly from Dresden to St. Petersburg until the end of October
Germania Airlines will carry out the direct scheduled flights from Dresden to St. Petersburg from May 4 to October 26 of this year. “The departures from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport are performed on Mondays and Fridays, from Dresden to St. Petersburg on Thursdays and Sundays”, - according to a press release from the German air carrier. The private airline Germania was founded in 1986. The headquarters is located in Berlin. The route network includes more than 55 destinations in Europe, North Africa and Middle East. The fleet of the carrier together with subsidiaries (Germania Flug AG and Bulgarian Eagle) consists of 29 aircraft: 14 A319s, five A321s and ten Boeing-737-700s.
Pobeda will increase the summer route network by almost 40%
“Pobeda airline plans to fly on about 80 destinations in the summer season of 2018 (from late March to late October) in comparison with 58 in last summer”, - the carrier said. In particular, the map of flights from Moscow will grow by 42%, up to 44 destinations, from St. Petersburg - more than 2 times, up to 15 destinations. One of the new international routes of Pobeda will be Moscow - Leipzig. The first flight will depart on 16 April and will be carried out three times a week. Leipzig will be the fourth German city on the carrier's route network. Now Pobeda flies from Moscow to Baden-Baden, Cologne and Memmingen (near Munich).
The direct flights to Dresden from St. Petersburg will help tour operators
Since the end of April Germania airline will launch direct flights from Dresden to St. Petersburg by Boeing 737-700 with 148 economy-class seats. After three years the air carrier returns on the Russian market. Tour operators are ready to form their programs to Germany by flights of this airline.
Tourist flow from Russia to Germany is growing due to independent tourists
As reported at the National Tourism Office of Germany, according to the results of 2017, visa centers of German Embassy noted 16% increase (against 2016) of the number of applications for a tourist Schengen visa. In 2017 in Moscow 194 thousand applications were processed, in Kaliningrad - 28 thousand and in St. Petersburg - 20 thousand.
Germania will launch direct flights from St. Petersburg to Dresden next spring
“German airline Germania plans to open direct scheduled flights from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport to German Dresden from 26 April 2018”, - reports the press service of the airport. The flights are scheduled to be performed twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays from Dresden to St. Petersburg and on Fridays and Mondays - back. "Dresden is on the strategic list of Pulkovo destinations and will be the sixth point of Germany in the airport's route network. The regular direct flights from St. Petersburg are already performed to German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt am Main", - informed the report.
Russia returned in the top of the German incoming markets
As a result of the first 9 months of 2017, the Russian tourist flow to Germany increased by 21%. According to the National Tourist Office of Germany in Russia, the analysis of the key supplier markets showed the most positive dynamics of the number of tourists in January-September from Russia. According to the German side, during the reporting period the Russians spent more than 1.3 million nights in German hotels (19.8% of the total number of nights of foreign tourists in accommodation facilities).
Moscow will launch bus connection with the cities of Germany
“The new international bus line to the cities of Germany will open from the Moscow bus station "Teply Stan", - reported the site of "Mosgortrans". "The route includes such cities as Berlin, Hannover, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Magdeburg, Frankfurt am Main, Essen and others".
In the first half of the year the number of requests from Russians for visas to Germany increased by 20%
“German consulates in Russia for the first half of 2017 received 136 thousand requests for visas from Russian citizens, which is 20% more than in the same period a year earlier”, - said Sven Janke, Attaché of the German Embassy in Moscow. "There are 19 visa centers in all major cities in Russia from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, where Russians and citizens of CIS countries can apply for a visa.
Bavaria is in the lead among the regions of Germany by popularity among Russian tourists
“For the first quarter of 2017 the tourists flow from Russia to Bavaria increased by 20%, up to 187.5 thousand people. Among other federal states of Germany this region is the most popular for Russian tourists”, - said the Head of the Russian RepOffice of the National Office of tourism of Germany Alla Belikova.
The tourists flow from Russia to Germany has increased by more than 20% since the beginning of 2017
“In the first quarter of 2017, the tourists flow from Russia to Germany increased by 21.3% шт comparison with the same period of the last year”, - said he representative of the German National Tourist Office in Russia. Between January and March, about 59.000 applications for Schengen visa were received by German visa centers in Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg, which is 20% more than in the first quarter of the last year.