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Russia Demand for Greece Travel Packages on the Rise

Sales for holiday packages to Greece are on the rise in Russia, with tour operators there expecting a plus 5 percent increase this year.

Moscow Gets Ready to Host ‘MeetingPlanners Russia 2018’ MICE B2B Event

Dozens of hosted buyers and MICE solution providers from Russia, CIS and Asian countries will participate in the MeetingPlanners Russia 2018 set to take place in September.

Greece Pre-bookings from Russia on the Rise

Pre-bookings by Russian travelers for Greece are picking up pace and have started earlier compared to last year, according to Russia’s tour operators.

Europe Congress Wraps Up Successful MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 MICE Event

Hosted buyers, solution providers and leading event planners had the chance to meet, share ideas, propose solutions to challenges and establish long lasting relations during the fourth MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 MICE B2B forum held recently in Moscow.

Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.

Russia PM Putin Lifts Turkey Travel Ban

Russians can once again resume travel to Turkey after President Vladimir Putin announced that he was lifting a ban on tourism there following recent phone talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Collaboration with Russia

Boosting tourism flows between Russia and Greece as well working together on actions that will strengthen the ongoing collaboration in tourism between the two countries, including the issue of three- and five-year visas, was on the agenda of talks recently between Alternate...

Boosted Greek Consular Services Meet Russian Visa Demand

Greek consular services in Moscow are meeting the increased demand for visas by Russian nationals wishing to travel to Greece, Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Tuesday, adding that the goal is to further increase tourist flows from Russia.

Putin Greece Visit Boosts Ties, Opens Deals

Multi-level cooperation in energy, science, technology and tourism, investments in the private and public sectors (infrastructure, ports, mining, pharmaceutical, agri-food) as well as politics topped the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend visit to Athens, which...

Putin on Greece: Tourism Breeds Trust and Friendship Among People

For Vladimir Putin, tourism breeds trust and friendship between people. So he said to Greek media one day before his official visit to Athens on Friday.

Russian Tour Operators Urge Early Bookings for Fear of Visa Delays

The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.

Greece Agrees at MITT to Host Greek-Russian Forum on Tourism

Moving full speed ahead towards stronger ties in tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura agreed on Thursday with Russian Federation Deputy Culture Minister Yurievna Manilova and the head of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism Rostourism Oleg Safonov that Athens will...

Russian Tourists Set Sights on Greece, Bulgaria this Summer

The recent barrage of terror strikes and the ongoing animosity between Russia and Turkey have diverted travelers to Greece and Bulgaria, with both countries stepping up their campaigns to attract more Russian tourists.

Visa Process Red Tape Turns Russian Tourists Away

Russian tourists might not be traveling to Turkey this year due to the escalating military conflict between the two countries, but they are not opting to visit Greece either, Greek tourism sector insiders are saying, citing the tedious and time-consuming visa procedure as the reason.

Tourism Sector Seeks to Capitalize on ‘Cross-Year Greece & Russia’

The tourism sector has its sights set on promoting Greece offerings, forging ties and forming partnerships on the occasion of the “Cross-Year Greece & Russia” events and is calling on the government to ensure that reinforced consular services are in place to handle the growing...

Russia-Turkey Turmoil to Send Tourism to Greece

Russian tourists who were planning to visit Turkey in the summer of 2016 will most likely be redistributed to Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

Russia-Turkey Tensions to Take Toll on Tourism

All Russian citizens are being summoned to return home as the country’s parliament examines the possibility of suspending all air traffic to Turkey, after a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.

New Visa Regime May Push Russian Tourists Away

A new visa regime comes on top of an “unfriendly” exchange rate to push all the more Russian tourists away from Greece.

Greece-Russia Discuss Tourism

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met in Athens, with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece, Andrey Maslov, on Monday, to discuss the further enhancement of tourism relations between the two countries.