Travel News Digest Saturday, March 20
The headquarters under the Government of the Russian Federation for the fight against coronavirus infection has not been pleasing travelers for 1.5 months with new messages about the agreements reached with other countries on the resumption of flights. Meanwhile, Cyprus promises to open for our tourists from April 1. So far, only cargo-passenger flights are carried out to this country, the seats on which are available only to certain categories of passengers. The issue of restoring air traffic is a matter of principle. Are there any chances for progress in solving it? We found out from an insider close to the federal government.
Meanwhile, encouraging news came regarding another popular tourist destination, Cuba. Flights there have been possible since last autumn, but only to the airport of Cayo Coco Island. Rosaviatsia reported following a meeting between the head of this department, Alexander Neradko, and the Cuban minister of tourism, Juan Carlos Garcia Grand, about their intention to “further study the issue of expanding bilateral air traffic”. It is not yet clear which airports will allow flights, tourist businesses and tourists are interested in air hubs in the resort of Varadero or the capital of the country, Havana.
To other topics. The State Corporation “Tourism.RF”, which is to implement a large-scale national project “Tourism and the hospitality industry”, will receive the first funds from the federal budget. So far, modest – 6 billion rubles. What will this money be spent on and why is it allocated to the joint-stock company not directly, but through the Ministry of Construction? We reveal the intrigue in the article.
But the Federation Council was concerned about the problem – which term to use in the legislation on tourism – “tourist” or “tourist”. The head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Zarina Doguzova, was even given “homework” to discuss the topic with Russian language specialists and approve a single version. How to comment on this discussion in the professional community of Facebook “Travel Presidium” – you will learn from our publication.
It is also interesting to read: What events of the week related to the development of domestic tourism is considered the most significant by the President of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry Hrant Babasyan?
What did the guides who conduct excursions around the museum complex of the Astrakhan Kremlin not share?
What kind of antique restrictions can tourists face in March on their holidays in Turkey?