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Air Astana announces sale off

Air carrier Air Astana is selling tickets for flights in the first half of 2022. The sale includes discounts of up to 60% on flights to popular foreign destinations. "Buy air tickets until December 5 and travel from …

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Almost 5 mln Russians may visit Turkey this year

Around 4.8 mln Russian tourists may visit Turkey by the end of 2021, Executive Director of the Russian Association of Tour Operators Maya Lomidze said. "The aggregate flow of Russian tourists to Turkey in January-October 2021 may …

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Up to 5 million Russians will visit Turkey in 2021

This year, 4.8 million Russians can visit Turkey, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), the previous forecast was 4.5 million. ATOR Executive Director Maya Lomidze said that 4.35 million Russians have already …

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Pensioners in Uzbekistan to receive travel discounts

The Uzbek authorities introduced discounts for pensioners-tourists in November. November was declared the month of tourism for the elderly in Uzbekistan. Pensioners can take advantage of a discount of up to 50% in 223 hotels and guest …

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Theme park to be built on oil platforms in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will try to outdo the extreme entertainment attractions that Dubai offers by creating a massive new theme park, or "extreme park," as they call it. The Arabic kingdom announced plans for its new development called "The …

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India to allow tourists for first time in 18 months

India is to begin granting tourist visas for foreign visitors after an 18-month pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's government announced. Tourists arriving by chartered flight will be able to do so from October 15, …

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Israel to reopen for small foreign tour groups

Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from September 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's …

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Russia to triple number of flights to Egyptian resorts

Russia will triple the number of regular flights to Egypt on the Moscow-Hurghada and Moscow-Sharm el-Sheikh routes — from 5 to 15 flights per week on each route from August 27, the federal operational headquarters for the fight against …

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18 killed in accident in Algeria

A total of 18 people were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern region of Algeria on Friday night, TSA news website reported Saturday, Xinhua informs. A bus and a truck collided in the province of …

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Russian air carriers ready for flights to Egypt

Russian airlines are ready to resume flights to Egyptian resort towns, air carriers said on Thursday.  "S7 is ready to resume flights to this destination. We will prepare a flight program and request appropriate authorizations …

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Turkey to drop curfews on July 1

Amid a nationwide fall in COVID-19 cases, Turkey is set to end pandemic curfews as of July 1, the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday. That same day Turkey will also lift intercity travel restrictions …

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