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Turkey among sestinations signed up to WTTC safety stamp

Turkey among sestinations signed up to WTTC safety stamp

Turkey, Portugal, Mauritius and other popular holiday destinations have signed up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council. WTTC designed the special Safe …

Putin suggests to allow Russians to travel abroad

Putin suggests to allow Russians to travel abroad

Today, at a meeting of the Security Council, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to allow Russians trips abroad to the countries, where the epidemiological situation has already improved. “In many countries, the coronavirus …

Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …

Global air traffic could drop by up to 1.2 bln passengers

Global air traffic could drop by up to 1.2 bln passengers

International air passenger traffic could drop by as many as 1.2 billion travelers, or two-thirds, by September 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on demand, the United Nations aviation agency said, citing projections. The …

Statue of Liberty closed in U.S. due to coronavirus outbreak

Statue of Liberty closed in U.S. due to coronavirus outbreak

Operations at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island in New York were temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A date to reopen has not yet been determined, according to the National Park …

Penelope Cruz christens cruise ship

Penelope Cruz christens cruise ship

Costa Smeralda godmother actress Penelope Cruz named the 5,224-passenger ship in Savona, Italy. The Spanish actress has been featured in the line’s international advertising campaign since 2018. …

Marriott opens hotel for next generation travelers

Marriott opens hotel for next generation travelers

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, has opened Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport designed for the next generation travelers. Positioned between both terminals, guests will be able to take the …

Bus carrying Russian tourists flips over in Italy

Bus carrying Russian tourists flips over in Italy

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens turned over on the Siena-Florence highway, a representative at the Russian Embassy said. "The embassy received a signal from the Italian Department of Civil Protection about an …

EU intends to simplify rules for short-stay visas

EU intends to simplify rules for short-stay visas

The European Union can simplify procedures for requesting and issuing short-stay visas and will use the visa policy to encourage non-EU countries to cooperate on migration. Parliament and Council negotiators informally agreed on a new …

Russia ranked 109th in world's safest countries ranking

Russia ranked 109th in world's safest countries ranking

The World Economic Forum experts published the Global Travel and Tourism Report, revealing the safest countries in the world for tourists. Finland has been named the safest country in the world, the UAE and Iceland scored second and …

First losses of tour operators reach $10 million

First losses of tour operators reach $10 million

Russian tour operators have already lost $10 million since Egypt flights were suspended, the vice president of the Association of Russian Tour Operators, Dmitry Gorin, said. "Tour operators are in a very difficult …