Mar 4 2014 - 15:06
Ilya Umansky, Vice President of the Association of Russian Tour Operators, said that the Association was planning to form a situational center to inform tourists about the situation in Crimea, ITAR-TASS reports.He noted that Crimean hotels and tour operators offered to reduce prices by 50%. Umansky added that Russians preferred to wait until the situation in Crimea settles.
Jan 9 2014 - 12:25
Rescuers searching for the two Ukrainian tourists that had fallen on Mt. Elbrus this morning have found them alive, RIA Novosti reports.One of them is in a grave condition. Rescuers are preparing the tourists for the descent.
Jan 9 2014 - 10:30
Two Ukrainian tourists have fallen from Mt. Elbrus at a height of 5,100m at 9.30 am on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports.Seven members of the Elbrus Search and Rescue Group are on the way to search for the tourists.Two Ukrainian tourists have fallen from Mt. Elbrus at a height of 5,100m at 9.30 am on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports.
Sep 25 2013 - 14:14
The body of a Polish climber rescuers had been searching for since September 22 has been found at a height of 4300m on the northern slope of the dome of Mt. Kazbek, Interfax-South reports.
Sep 23 2013 - 12:24
Rescuers are searching for a Polish tourist missing in the northern part of Mt. Kazbek in North Ossetia, Interfax-South reports.A 25-year-old climber from Warsaw reported about the missing tourist. Rescuers expect to find the tourist at a height of 4326m. A helicopter was mobilized for the searches.
Sep 2 2013 - 13:16
Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of Tourism Operators of Russia, said that many tourists who had bought tickets to Egypt had spent their vacations in Turkey and fewer of them had gone to the Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Cyprus.
Aug 29 2013 - 10:26
Coral Travel has decided to scrap its plans to sell package tours to Egypt, ITAR-TASS cites its PR chief Marina Makarkova.She said that the company had studied sales of the tours for two days and changed its mind.The Russian Foreign Ministry recommended tourism companies to abstain from sales of the tours. The Russian Federal Tourism Agency warned that criminal cases may be initiated for the sales.
Aug 28 2013 - 11:47
Coral Travel PR authority Marina Makarkova said that the company will start selling package tours to Egypt on September 14, 2013, RIA Novosti reports.The Russian Federal Tourism Agency will ask the company to clarify the sales. The Russian Foreign Ministry recommended people to abstain from buying the tours. The Federal Tourism Agency recommended tourism companies stop stop sales of the tours and make refunds.Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zazou urged the Russian Foreign Ministry to cancel the recommendations for the Black Sea last week.