Travel industry news from 02 to 08 July 2018
Spain will issue visas to Russians in 4 days Show in full.
The deadlines for issuing Spanish visas for Russian tourists are being reduced from June 28, 2018. This is stated on the Spanish Consulate's Twitter page. Now applicants from Russia can expect to receive the coveted stamp in their passport within only 4 working days. In the message of the consulate, it is said that the period for consideration of documents was reduced by 1 day: previously, visas were issued in 5 days. It should be noted that according to the results of the first 4 months, almost 244 thousand Russians rested in Spain, which is 8.6% more than in the same period last year.
Rospotrebnadzor warned tourists about an outbreak of leptospirosis in southern India
An outbreak of leptospirosis has occurred in the state of Kerala in southern India, Rospotrebnadzor reported on Saturday. Rospotrebnadzor asked Russians to take this information into account when planning their trips. Leptospirosis are included in the group of acute zoonotic natural focal infections with a contact mechanism of transmission of the pathogen (coiled microorganisms - leptospira), occurring with damage to the kidneys, liver, nervous and vascular systems, often with the development of hemorrhagic syndrome and jaundice. Vaccines are used to prevent leptospirosis, treatment is carried out with antimicrobial agents.
Russia and the UAE signed an agreement on the mutual cancellation of visas
At a meeting of the Russian-Emirates intergovernmental commission, D. Anturov said that the signing of the agreement will create additional favorable conditions for the development of business mobility and an increase in tourist traffic between the countries. According to him, a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of tourism was signed earlier. “We are already recording a significant increase in tourist flow from Russia to the UAE, which last year increased by more than 50%. The UAE was visited by over 750 thousand Russian tourists, whose contribution to the economy of your country, according to expert estimates, exceeded $ 2.3 billion. Taking into account the forthcoming lifting of the visa barrier, we also count on an increase in the counter flow of tourists from the Emirates, "D. Anturov said. Since February 2017, Russians can obtain UAE visas free of charge upon arrival for a period of 30 days, with the possibility of extension for another 30 days. According to the UAE authorities, about 995 thousand Russian tourists visited the country in 2017, which is 108% more than a year earlier.
More than 5 thousand people attended the VI Festival of Living History "Volzhsky Way" in the Ulyanovsk region
The largest event in the Volga region took place on July 7 on the territory of the Bulgar Zastava complex on the border of the Staromainsky and Cherdaklinsky districts near the village of Ivanovka. This year the festival was held at a new site. According to the organizers, the selected area is suitable both thematically and culturally for the festival. Let us remind you that the Volzhsky Way Festival is dedicated to the early Middle Ages. This year, more than 200 reenactors from all over Russia took part in the festival: Samara, Togliatti, Penza, Engels, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, St. Petersburg, Kharkov, Kazan, Tambov, Orenburg, Moscow, Ulyanovsk. Participants demonstrated their fighting skills in massive battles, tournaments, squad battles and equestrian competitions. Craftsmen in the malls presented their handicrafts made of wool, clay, wood and glass, and taught medieval classes in master classes.
A hotline has been opened on consumer rights for emergency assistance and damages
The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Ulyanovsk Region, with reference to the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, informs that in connection with the information posted on the official website of the tour operator "Natalie Tours" about the cancellation of all booked and paid rounds, the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being promptly opened a hotline on consumer rights to receive emergency assistance and compensation for losses. Hot line phones and addresses of consulting centers and points are posted on the websites of the Rospotrebnadzor Departments for the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
In connection with the cancellation of all booked and paid tours of the tour operator "Natalie Tours", a hot line has been opened on consumer rights to receive emergency assistance and reimbursement of losses
Representatives of more than 40 regions of Russia took part in the expo-forum "Rest on the Volga"
The event took place as part of the Tourism Week, which took place in the region from 23 to 29 April. “The Ulyanovsk region has chosen tourism as one of the promising points of growth for the regional economy. Every year we observe an increase in the number of Russian and foreign citizens who entered the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. render completely. In 2017 alone, 15 thousand foreign citizens visited us. The sphere of business and event tourism has significant potential. Holding the International Forum-Exhibition "Rest on the Volga" will undoubtedly allow us to count on an increase in tourist traffic ", - said the Governor Sergei Morozov.
According to the organizers, the exhibition also hosted all-Russian events - the Tourist Souvenir competition and the Event Russia forum. “We want to return the glory of one of the tourist centers of the Russian Federation to Ulyanovsk. Several decades ago, more than 1 million tourists visited our region. Today Ulyanovsk is not only the Motherland of Lenin, it is also a wonderful place where you can relax and improve your health, ”said Alexander Smekalin, Chairman of the Regional Government of the Ulyanovsk Region.
The high level of preparation and holding of the III International Forum-Exhibition "Rest on the Volga" was noted by the head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of the Federal Agency for Tourism Yevgeny Kudelya. “I am impressed with the large number of foreign guests. Such a forum is a very good opportunity for tourism professionals to meet on one platform, share their experience, and explore new approaches. The Ulyanovsk region is considered one of the most active regions of our country, the indicators are quite positive: without sharp drops and surges. The growth is good, ”the expert commented. He also noted that the Federal Tourism Agency pays great attention to the Ulyanovsk region. The region has prepared an application for participation in the Federal Target Program for the Development of Inbound Tourism. “As soon as the new program is adopted, I think the Ulyanovsk region will start receiving subsidies. In addition, your region has a good geographical position, which allows you to accommodate fans from neighboring cities for the period of the FIFA World Cup, ”he said.
In anticipation of the upcoming competition, the Tourism Agency is working with foreign tour operators to attract fans from different countries to the region. “This year we expect a significant increase in the tourist flow, by about 15% compared to last year. In addition to preparing for the World Cup, we are implementing very large priority projects in the tourism industry. Regarding group tours, for example, the project "Nobleman on the Volga" recently adopted by the Import Substitution Committee of the Ministry of Culture, tourists from Moscow and other regions of our country have already regularly arrived. If in 2017 the Ulyanovsk region was visited by 480 thousand tourists, then this year we plan to exceed the figure of 500 thousand, ”said Yulia Skoromolova, director of the Tourism Agency of the Ulyanovsk region.
Thousands of residents and guests of the city of Ulyanovsk today witnessed the main tourist event of spring - the III International Tourism Forum-Exhibition "Rest on the Volga"!
This year the exhibition has acquired an international character. The program was attended by representatives of Uzbekistan. The result of the productive work was the concluded cooperation agreement. render completely. Particular attention is paid to the development of "red tourism" in the Ulyanovsk region. The exhibition and business program was attended by Ms. Huang Yanyan, Deputy Head of the National Tourism Office of China.
The level of preparation and holding of the event was highly appreciated by federal experts. The head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of the Federal Agency for Tourism Evgeny Kudelya and Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region Alexander Smekalin took part in the exhibition.
The III International Tourism Forum-Exhibition "Rest on the Volga" united the holding of two key events of the Tourism Week in the Ulyanovsk Region: the All-Russian Forum "Event Russia" and the All-Russian Competition "Tourist Souvenir". Authors of 341 souvenirs from 10 regions of the country became the finalists of the regional competition of the All-Russian Festival-Competition "Tourist Souvenir" of the Volga Federal District. 27 participants from the Ulyanovsk region reached the final and presented their works at the "Rest on the Volga" forum and exhibition. the work of the three-day All-Russian tourist forum "Event Russia" has come to an end. As a result of the forum, the most active participants received awards from experts that are useful for the promotion and development of event tourism.
There are still two busy days of the Tourism Week in the Ulyanovsk Region ahead!
We invite you to the exhibition "Rest on the Volga" on April 27 in the foyer of the Great Hall of the Lenin Memorial.
We offer you to visit the Ulyanovskkurort stand and get FREE OF CHARGE: - consultation of a therapist - information on the composition and indications of different types of mineral water - mineral water tasting - presentation of sanatoriums (sanatorium named after V. enina, "Dubki", "Bely Yar", "Coastal") + buy Healing blue Kimmeridgian Undorovskaya clay
The Week of Tourism has started in the Ulyanovsk Region! What awaits the residents of the region, you can find out from the current program on the official website!
The article will be able to provide the necessary information for admission to the KGIK: history, faculties, areas of training, answers to questions from the official website of the Krasnodar State Institute of Culture - KGIK