tourism in the East

Japan to start reopening to foreign tourists from June 10

Japan to start reopening to foreign tourists from June 10

Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. Beginning June 10, …

Azerbaijan plans opening permanent tourist offices in Turkey

Azerbaijan plans opening permanent tourist offices in Turkey

It is planned to open permanent tourist offices of Azerbaijan in the Turkish capital Ankara, also in Istanbul, State Tourism Agency's Chairman Advisor Kanan Guluzade told Trend. According to Guluzade, the state agency intends …

Turkey’s foreign tourist arrivals leap

Turkey’s foreign tourist arrivals leap

Turkey is seeing a significant rebound in its crucial industry as foreign arrivals continue to gain pace and income continues to surge, as traces of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continue to fade. The number of foreign …

Turkey to create another airline for Russian tourists

Turkey to create another airline for Russian tourists

Another airline designed to transport Russian tourists to Turkish resorts will be created in Turkey. According to AirportHaber, the new carrier will be based in Antalya. The Turkish Civil Aviation Authority's preliminary …

Yoga and Ayurvedic lovers to get special visas to India

Yoga and Ayurvedic lovers to get special visas to India

The Indian government intends to issue special visas for foreigners who wish to practice yoga or Ayurveda, The Indian Express newspaper writes. "Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to launch special visas for …

One more country to become accessible to Kazakh residents

One more country to become accessible to Kazakh residents

From April 1, 2022, Kazakh citizens will be able to visit Oman without visa restrictions, the press service of the Republic's Foreign Ministry reports. For a 14-day stay in the Sultanate, it is enough for Kazakhstanis to …

Russia and Uzbekistan to expand tourism cooperation

Russia and Uzbekistan to expand tourism cooperation

 Russia intends to increase the tourist flow with Uzbekistan, the corresponding action plan was approved by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, his press service reports. "On the part of the Republic the document …

Bus with tourists overturns in Turkey

Bus with tourists overturns in Turkey

On Saturday, in central Turkey, a bus accident occurred, as a result of which at least five people died. According to the local TV channel A Haber, the accident took place on the highway between the settlements of Aksaray and Konya. The …

Turkey’s tourism revenues double

Turkey’s tourism revenues double

Turkey’s tourism revenues doubled last year as foreign arrivals bounced back, official data showed, reflecting a recovery as the impact of the initial wave of COVID-19 pandemic measures in 2020 receded. Revenues climbed 103% to …

Israel Cabinet approves adding 10 countries to travel ban list

Israel Cabinet approves adding 10 countries to travel ban list

The Israeli cabinet approved recommendations by health officials to add the U.S., Canada and eight other countries to a list of banned travel destinations due to the spread of the omicron variant. The decision is slated to take effect …

Samarkand to host session of UNWTO General Assembly in 2023

Samarkand to host session of UNWTO General Assembly in 2023

The 25th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will be held in 2023 in Samarkand, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Tourism and Sports Aziz Abdukhakimov said after voting at the …

Air Astana announces sale off

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 …

Almost 5 mln Russians may visit Turkey this year

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 …

Up to 5 million Russians will visit Turkey in 2021

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 …