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Russia is trying to attract tourists with its unique nature and unusual routes

How can Russia attract tourists?
Russia cannot offer tourists the best beaches, the most interesting museums and the most comfortable weather. But this does not mean that Russia has nothing to offer tourists.

The Russian tour operator Intourist presented tours of the Trans-Siberian Railway, to Murmansk, to Lake Baikal and to Kamchatka.

Art Deco Weekend 2020

Art Deco Weekend is an annual festival, held in Miami Beach in January. The event is visited by about 150 thousand people annually. Many interesting events take place on the street Ocean Drive for three days. Entrance to the festival grounds is free. Art Deco Weekend will be held from 17 to 19 January in 2020. The theme of the festival in 2019 is: Deco Dreams: Past, Present, Future.

Dates and time of events:

  • January 17, 2020 (Friday) - from 12:00 to 22:00.

Visa to visit St. Petersburg and Leningrad region will be available online

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which citizens of some countries will be able to receive an electronic visa to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Foreigners will not need to go to the consulate of Russia. Visa will be available on the Internet. And that is also good, free.

Interesting events - where to go in August

What interesting events will happen in August in the world? Many tourists will go on a trip specially to visit these events. Choose a destination for your next trip.

August 15 - 24, 2019. The August Fair in Malaga (Spain). (August Fair of Malaga) Many interesting events are planned to take place these days. The city of Malaga is located on the Mediterranean coast and is a very popular place for summer holidays with residents of many European countries.

Some interesting events in July 2019

In our review, we collected some interesting events in July 2018 in different countries around the world.

Independence Day.
Date: July 04, 2019. Independence Day (the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The holiday is accompanied by fireworks, parades, carnivals in all cities of the USA.

Days of the Middle Ages in Tallinn.
Dates: July 11 - 14, 2019.

More than 4 thousand people were injured by snow and ice in winter in St. Petersburg

If you plan to visit St. Petersburg in the winter, you should be careful. This may be unknown and unexpected for tourists from many countries. Snow and ice can be dangerous.

Ice is very slippery. A person may fall and be injured by slipping on the ice. Snow on the roofs of houses can turn into ice and icicles under certain weather conditions. Falling from the roof, snow, ice and icicles can cause injury and even kill.

Beer Festival Oktoberfest in Munich

Oktoberfest (locals also use the word Wiesn) is the most famous beer festival in the world. Oktoberfest is held annually in autumn (September - October), in Munich (Germany, Bavaria). About six million people attend this event annually. In 2020, the Oktoberfest in Munich will be held from September 19 to October 04.

Foreign tourists will be able to get Russian visa online

It will be easier to visit Russia in the near future. The Russian government plans to introduce electronic visas for foreigners. The decision on the introduction of electronic visas for foreign tourists can be made until the end of 2019. Russia is a visa-free country for citizens of more than 100 countries (on the basis of reciprocity).

Citizens of many countries are forced to get a visa to visit Russia. Complicated paperwork requires a lot of time and increases the total cost of travel.

Not all foreign tourists left Russia after the FIFA World Cup

Nearly 3.5 million foreign tourists came to Russia last year for the World Cup. Russia was visited by football fans from 32 countries of the world. But not all of them returned to their homeland.

According to information available on the Internet, about 12 thousand foreign tourists did not leave Russia as of January 1, 2019. Their stay in Russia has become illegal since December 31, 2018. This number has decreased by approximately two times, including by the efforts of various public services.

Venice introduces advance booking system and entrance fee

Venice introduces a pre-booking system (entrance ticket) for visiting the city for tourists. Entrance to the city will be paid. The number of tickets (for visiting the city) may be limited. The cost of admission can be up to 10 euros.

According to Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, this step is aimed at tracking the number of visitors, managing the flow of tourists and making the city “more comfortable for life” (“... not to make money”).

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