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Business travelers increasingly choose Armenia and Belarus for business trips
Experts from Aeroclub business tourism agency analyzed airline reservations made by business representatives from Russia over five years, and found out what trends changed in business trips to neighboring countries in 2019.
Less Russians, more Ukrainians visit Bulgaria for holidays
The number of tourists coming to Bulgaria for the 2019 summer season from Germany and Russia has declined, while 50% more Ukrainians are visiting the country, Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has said, according to Novinite. Angelkova said that she hoped that these increases would compensate in the decrease in tourists coming to Bulgaria from Germany and Russia.
Ukraine and EU have signed a visa-free regime
On Wednesday, May 17, in Strasbourg the leaders of Ukraine and EU have signed a document on introduction of a visa-free regime between Ukrainian and Europe. After many years of negotiations, all legal formalities were resolved, and for Ukraine a visa-free regime is now only a matter of time.
Travel Exhibition in Kiev
29-31 of March 2017 UITT took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Louis hotels were participating first time the event among the others 9 Cyprus exhibitors. Louis hotel had not the stand but round table with materials and company badge and it is necessary to mention that visitors mostly try to communicate with professionals who have stands but some of them just catch the info flyers and bright journals without any aim.
Ukrainian sanctions stop air connection with Russia
Russia and Ukraine will completely terminate all air connections with each other as of October 25 following Ukraine’s decision to close its airspace to all Russian aircraft, including direct and transit flights. Astonishment and disbelief was the Kremlin’s first reaction. "Judging from experience of the past 20 months, we cannot exclude a hypothetical possibility of such acts of insanity," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
UTair to increase number of flights to Ukraine within 2 weeks
Russian airline UTair plans to increase the number of flights to Ukraine, its Chief Executive Officer Andrei Martirosov told TASS on Tuesday. "We’re now studying the issue and I cannot give details regarding dates and number of flights as the situation is changing very quickly," he said when answering the question about the planned number of flights.
Ukraine prohibited flights of Russian airlines into the country
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to prohibit flights of Russian airlines in Ukraine, first of all to Aeroflot and to Transaero, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday. "We Made a decision to ban flights of Russian airlines, primarily of companies Aeroflot and Transaero in Ukraine", the Cabinet of Ministers wrote on Twitter on Friday. In addition, according to the press service of the Cabinet, the Ukrainian government prohibits flights of Russian airlines as transit through the territory of Ukraine, "if they contain military goods, dual purpose, or the Russian military manpower."
The largest Ukrainian network of travel agencies stopped working
The largest network of travel agencies in Ukraine Goryachie Tury (lit. Hot Tours) has stopped working, according to the website of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) on Monday.Phones of the company written on their official website do not respond.